Thursday, August 27, 2015

From the shelf: Ice Cold (Rizzoli and Isles #08)

Title: Ice Cold (Rizzoli and Isles #08)
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Crime, Thriller
Date read: August 23-25, 2015
Dawn Rates:  (4/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

New York Times" bestselling author Tess Gerritsen's relentless, inventive novels take readers on pulse-racing thrill rides that are as satisfying as they are heart-stopping. Now, in this edge-of-your-seat suspense novel, a mysteriously isolated town stands abandoned as a silent watcher waits. 
In Wyoming for a medical conference, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles joins a group of friends on a spur-of-the-moment ski trip. But when their SUV stalls on a snow-choked mountain road, they're stranded with no help in sight.
As night falls, the group seeks refuge from the blizzard in the remote village of Kingdom Come, where twelve eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Something terrible has happened in Kingdom Come: Meals sit untouched on tables, cars are still parked in garages. The town's previous residents seem to have vanished into thin air, but footprints in the snow betray the presence of someone who still lurks in the cold darkness--someone who is watching Maura and her friends. 
Days later, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli receives the grim news that Maura's charred body has been found in a mountain ravine. Shocked and grieving, Jane is determined to learn what happened to her friend. The investigation plunges Jane into the twisted history of Kingdom Come, where a gruesome discovery lies buried beneath the snow. As horrifying revelations come to light, Jane closes in on an enemy both powerful and merciless--and the chilling truth about Maura's fate.

My Review: (also in goodreads)

Rizzoli and Isles series: The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake

I love the Rizzoli and Isles series and comparing this to the earlier books, I'm going to give this one star short of what I usually give. Despite being with the man she loves but with complications, Dr. Maura Isles still does it. This book is more of a life changing event for our resident pathologist/ME and Jane Rizzoli supports her character. After a conference in Wyoming, she decides to be spontaneous for once so she goes with her college classmate Doug and his friends Elaine and Arlo as well as Doug's daughter Grace.What was supposed to be a fun trip became something far more complicated even getting to the point where everyone back home thought she was dead. A cult and something bigger comes to play. This story has that usual twists that make one grip the seat and I love it. Though I must say that for once, Maura Isles did what is right even though it meant sacrifice. I just hope she gets to adopt Julian Perkins and I'm thinking if this series would have a spin-off, Julian will be an amazing protagonist.

Till the next read...

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