Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tess Gerritsen-- "Ice Cold" (Rizzoli & Isles Novel)

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.

***** (5 stars)
Excellent! Gerritsen does it again! Maura goes on an impulsive trip to try and straighten out her head and her love life. But everything goes wrong, stranded and lost with strangers,they manage to find a village in the middle of nowhere. 41 people have vanished into thin air and left behind a village with nothing but ghosts and questions. After an accident with one of her group, she tries to hike out to safety to get help. Only to find herself in a much dire situation. Fleeing for her life with her captor turned hero. She manages to survive in the wilderness and find the answers to the missing village and the 30 year history of lies and deceit that claimed to many victims. Loved it! Can't wait to see what happens to Rat, will his story continue with Sansone?

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