A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

154. Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen

Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen (Canada) - (USA)
Rizzoli & Isles, book 8

Pages: 322
Ages: 18+
Finished: Aug. 1, 2010
First Published: June 29, 2010
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: mystery, thriller
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

She was the chosen one.

Acquired: Received a review copy from Random House Canada.

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Tess Gerritsen consistently writes a series that aims to please her fans. Ice Cold is no exception. Placing her main characters in a new location freshens things up a bit and Gerritsen has given us an exciting new plot. This was a page turner for me and one of my favourites in the series.

Maura goes away to a medical convention where she meets an old friend from college and skips out early to join him and his friends for a short ski trip before they all must fly home. They get lost on a remote road, stranded in a blizzard and end up in an abandoned village called Kingdom Come where it appears that everyone has simply vanished in the middle of making/having dinner. Later Rizzoli receives news that Maura's charred remains have been found at the bottom of a cliff in an SUV in the mountains. Full of grief, one thing does not sit right with Jane about the accident so she goes out to see for herself where it happened and she and Gabriel are lead into a world of revelations about Maura and other events that have been happening in the area.

It was great to have Gabriel back as a main character, since he's been left out of the last couple of books. Jane was great in this book! She is such a great character. Maura on the other hand I've never particularly liked, but at least she didn't spend this whole book moping about her stupid choice of relationship. Mope and whine she did, but she was pretty busy with her part in the plot. The plot is something has been done a lot lately in other books, but it was a new type of adventure for Rizzoli and Isles. The ending has a double twist and I loved how it finally turned out. Another great entry in Gerritsen's series, that was exciting, page-turning and one of those can't-put-it-down books! Looking forward to next summer's book Ms. Gerritsen!


  1. I liked her previous books so I would like this one as well.

  2. I think I've read them all up to this point. I'm not sure now. I'll have to double check before I pick it up. Glad to see you thought it was a 5!