Saturday, May 29, 2010

Book Review- Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen

Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles NovelI am a big fan of Tess Gerritsen's books. I read the first book back in the 90's while in college and have been reading each book as they come out. This most recent book in her Maura Isles and Jane Rizzoli series, is Ice Cold, which comes out on June 29th. I was very excited to receive it through the Early Readers Program at LibraryThing.

Well, I have to say I was a bit disappointed as I got started. The characters we are introduced to were just plain annoying. They are meant to be, as it turns out, even to Maura, but my goodness. I was ready to stop reading because it just seemed so different from her previous books.  About midway through, though, circumstances change and the story moves on. Once the story starts following Rizzoli and the search for Dr. Isles, I got much more interested and the story picked up. 

Despite redeeming itself in the end, this was definitely not my favorite of Gerritsen's books. Not going to give up, though. Still really love reading about Rizzoli and Isles. Sorry there isn't much in plot summary here, wouldn't want to give anything away. Instead, here's the product description the publisher: 

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.


Source: Library Thing's Early Reviewers Program



  1. Oh, too bad. I love this author, but I am beginning to think, she, like so many other authors, were so much better at the beginning of their careers when it is tougher to get published. Maybe some just can slack off a bit once they star publishing a book or 2 a year.

  2. I know. I really enjoy her books, too. I wonder is she will ever write a new series with new characters?

  3. Sounds like I should check out her earlier books. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Definitely check out her earlier books. They are really smart medical mysteries.

  5. Oh that IS too bad. Well I'm still looking forward to reading it, hopefully I'll be able to stick with it the whole way through!
    I have enjoyed the show tho, have you watched it?


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