Ice Cold Reviews
"[A] solid entry in the series, with a compelling mystery and some good, old-fashioned shockers. A solid choice for Gerritsen fans, but probably not the best starting point for those new to the series." - Booklist
"The taut suspense and vivid depictions that are hallmarks of Gerritsen's writing are evident ... although this one feels a bit stretched, with one too many plot twists and one too many villains." - Library Journal
The information about Ice Cold shown above was first featured
in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.
In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication.
If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel
that the reviews shown do not properly reflect the range of media opinion now available,
please send us a message with the mainstream media reviews that you would like to see added.
Ice Cold Reader Reviews
Write your own review
Rated of 5
more great Gerritsen
The Killing Place is the 8th in Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli/Isles series. It’s cold, it’s November and Maura Isles is in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for a pathologists’ conference. Things are less than ideal in her relationship with Daniel Brophy, and whilst at the conference, she runs into a college acquaintance, Doug Comley. She makes an impulsive choice to accompany his party to an isolated ski lodge and finds herself, their vehicle stranded in deep snow, in the deserted village of Kingdom Come. When Maura appears to have gone missing, Jane Rizzoli, Gabriel Dean and Daniel Brophy fly to Wyoming to investigate. Their crashed vehicle with four badly burned bodies inside seems to indicate the worst for Maura. Gerritsen departs from her usual crime committed, investigated and pathology done formula: this book has a bit of a Karin Slaughter feel. But once again, an original plot with twists to the end (if you think you know whodunit, you will get a surprise!), credible characters and authentic dialogue. Once again, we are treated to plenty of interesting facts in easily-digestible morsels, this time about the autopsy of poisoning victims, septicaemia and cult religious groups. Gerritsen touches on Stockholm syndrome, polygamy, paedophilia, police corruption, charismatic leaders, mass suicide, gangrene, amputation and toxic waste disposal. Another great Gerritsen read.
Rated of 5
Waste of Time
Wow. This was not one of Ms. Gerritsen's better novels. I rarely quit before the end of a book but I only went 100 pages with this one. I have too many worthwhile books to start. She must be busy with the new series on television (which I absolutely love!) and threw this together to be done with it. It was repetitious and full of filler. I felt constantly that things were added or really stretched to add the pages up. Big disappointment. I hope this isn't an effort she plans to repeat.