Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ice Cold - Tess Gerritsen

Synopsis from goodreads - 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 thoughts: I've noticed I really enjoy the books that focus more on Maura than I do the ones that focus on Jane.  I think this is because Jane's holier than thou attitude has gotten to the point where I want to smack her.  She doesn't know everything, her way is not always right and she is not the moral authority over everyone. 

I also really liked this because it mentions the resemblance to the family that gets lost in Oregon and the dad wanders off after a week to try to find help.  Totally true story that was featured on Dateline.  The episode was called "Wrong Turn."  And we may mention it on a weekly basis in our house because we are horrible people who may have made fun of the episode. 

I also liked the religious sect aspect to the drama.  I find it fascinating that people fall into these cults that no normal person would follow.  But then again, I don't understand people who allow others to make all decisions for them. 

Anywhoo, yet another installment in the Rizzoli & Isles series! I am now all caught up until the new book comes out this summer.  Oh, and the show starts back up July 11th on TNT!

If you have ever made a spur of the moment trip with friends, did you let others know where you were going?

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