Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen
A Rizzoli & Isles Novel (Rizzoli & Isles Novels)

80%

12 Critic Reviews

What kept it from being a perfect read for me was the entire situation with Kingdom Come and the religious cult that founded it. The entire mystery surrounding that felt a bit forced, which caused the mystery to be wrapped a bit expeditiously for my taste.
-All About Romance

Synopsis

This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
• Rizzoli & Isles, In Their Own Words: learn more about the lead characters in these special essays written by the author
• An excerpt chapter from Tess Gerritsen’s Die Again

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A spur-of-the-moment ski trip becomes a bone-chilling nightmare when a wrong turn leaves Boston medical examiner Maura Isles marooned—far from home and help—in the snowbound Wyoming mountains. Seeking shelter from the cold, she and her traveling companions stumble upon Kingdom Come—a remote village of identical houses that seems to have become a ghost town overnight. But the abandoned hamlet has dark secrets to tell, and Maura’s party may not be as alone as they think. Days later, word reaches homicide cop Jane Rizzoli that Maura’s charred remains have been found at the scene of a car crash. But the shocking news leaves Jane with too many questions, and only one way to get answers. Determined to dig up the truth, she heads for the frozen desolation of Kingdom Come, where gruesome discoveries lie buried, and a ruthless enemy watches and waits.

Praise for Ice Cold
 
“The kind of book you’d read in one sitting.”—Chicago Sun-Times
 
“Amazing . . . another winner.”—The Plain Dealer
 
“Gerritsen paces Ice Cold with surgical precision.”—Salon
 

About Tess Gerritsen

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Tess Gerritsen is a physician and an internationally bestselling author. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller, Harvest. Among her other blockbusters are Ice Cold, The Keepsake, The Bone Garden, The Mephisto Club, Vanish (nominated for the Edgar and winner of the Nero), Body Double, The Sinner, The Apprentice, and The Surgeon. Her latest novel is The Silent Girl. TNT’s new original series Rizzoli & Isles is based on Tess Gerritsen’s bestselling novels.
 
Published June 23, 2010 by Ballantine Books. 447 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Ice Cold
All: 12 | Positive: 12 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Above average
on Jul 18 2010

While the ending feels rushed, Gerritsen, a physician whose novels are not for the squeamish, can always be counted on to deliver a yarn that’s start-to-finish entertaining. This one is no exception.

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Blog Critics

Good
Reviewed by NancyGail on Jul 30 2010

The characters are compelling and stay true to human emotion. I have no trouble believing the devastation over the loss of a close friend, or the angst of trying to decide the next logical step. One character is a surprise in a huge plot twist...

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All About Romance

Good
Reviewed by Maggie Boyd on Jan 21 2013

What kept it from being a perfect read for me was the entire situation with Kingdom Come and the religious cult that founded it. The entire mystery surrounding that felt a bit forced, which caused the mystery to be wrapped a bit expeditiously for my taste.

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Seattle PI

Good
Reviewed by Mel Odom on Apr 26 2011

Tess Gerritsen’s newest Rizzoli and Isles book is a fantastic little suspense tale, but not exactly the Rizzoli and Isles I’d been expecting.

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Mysterious Reviews

Good
on Dec 04 2014

Not a standard police procedural or whodunit-style thriller that is more typical of the previous books in this series, Ice Cold is nonetheless a superior novel of suspense that fits perfectly into the series, one that once started, will be hard to put down.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky on Jul 01 2010

The conclusion, which is a humdinger, includes one or two surprising twists and turns. Gerritsen has written an absorbing and chilling story that will keep readers turning pages well into the night.

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Night Owl Suspense

Good
Reviewed by Danya on Jan 21 2013

Tess Gerritsen has created yet another enthralling and suspensful mystery as only she can do. Maura and Jane are characters that continue to entertain and grab the reader's attention, and every plot remains fresh and captivating...

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Curled Up

Good
on Nov 24 2014

You should definitely pick up Ice Cold if you get the chance, especially if it’s the only Gerritsen book that you can find. But if you can find others, start with them first. This one will wait.

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Lesa's Book Critiques

Good
Reviewed by Lesa on Jul 12 2010

This latest Rizzoli & Isles thriller does exactly what a bestselling thriller should, makes the reader turn pages rapidly, worried about one character, hoping for a positive resolution.

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Jen's Book Thoughts

Good
Reviewed by Jen Forbus on Jul 13 2010

ICE COLD goes beyond the title; it functions as a theme throughout and has meaning on many different levels of the book. Gerritsen weaves it into the plot as well as characterization and even into the relationships among characters.

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Blogging for a Good Book

Good
on Feb 20 2013

This is a great winter read, perfect for a cold night, curled up with a blanket. Camilla Läckberg is one of Sweden’s bestselling crime novelists and The Ice Princess was her first novel. If you gobble this one up as quickly as I did, never fear! WRL has two more in the series...

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Alive on the Shelves

Above average
on Jun 10 2010

I’ve enjoyed Gerritsen’s work in the past but this one just didn’t wow me. As creepy as being stuck in an apparently abandoned fundamentalist stronghold might be, I just never really felt the danger, or got those little shivers you get when you read something that gets you truly engaged in the story.

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