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Ice Cold

Ice Cold

Escrito por Tess Gerritsen

Narrado por Tanya Eby


Ice Cold

Escrito por Tess Gerritsen

Narrado por Tanya Eby

valoraciones:
4/5 (115 valoraciones)
Longitud:
5 horas
Publicado:
Jul 30, 2010
ISBN:
9781441893796
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

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.

Publicado:
Jul 30, 2010
ISBN:
9781441893796
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

Tess Gerritsen left a successful practice as an internist to raise her children and concentrate on her writing. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller Harvest; she followed her debut with the bestsellers Life Support and Gravity. Her other novels include Body Double, The Sinner, The Apprentice, and The Surgeon. Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.

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  • (4/5)
    This book is full of so many twists and turns and scary moments that I didn't want to turn the audio book off. I found myself sitting in my garage waiting for the CD to end. Maura Isles is at a medical conference in Wyoming during winter and when she decides to go to a ski lodge with an old college friend, his 13-year-old daughter and another couple things suddenly turn wrong and they are fighting for their lives. This series just keeps getting better and better. I highly recommend this book and this series. I do have to say the person reading this one should have been told how Maura's Mom's name was pronounced in the previous books, she totally mangled it. But other than that...riveting!
  • (5/5)
    I've read Tess Gerritsen before, but this is the first time I've read anything from her Rizzoli & Isles series. Now I have to go back and read the rest! I usually don't like to start in the middle of a series, but I had no trouble jumping right in and becoming thoroughly immersed in the lives of the characters.Maura is clinical about everything in her life, except perhaps love. But it seems that every time she does go out on a limb and take a gamble, it's the wrong gamble ~ and worse still, it's for the wrong reasons. This is how Maura ends up stranded in a snowed in valley with four people she barely knows. To make matters worse, it is obvious that something went terribly wrong at the cult housing... and there is evidence to suggest that they aren't alone out there.Gerritsen is a masterful story teller and her plot has lots of twists and turns, one of which, in particular, I should have seen coming, and yet another of which took me completely by surprise. Like Dan Brown, she's not afraid to kill off characters, and she dose so without trepidation, giving her stories a realistic, albeit chilling, ring of truth. When the case is wrapped, it is done without bending the plot to a preconceived notion of how the story should end... it is satisfying yet open ended enough to leave room for new characters to return and old ones to reemerge. (I actually had to google one of the characters from the previous book after reading the last page because the last few paragraphs seemed ominous without context.)I am thrilled at finding another series to delve into, even though my TBR pile is towering precariously on my desk as I type. Gerritsen is fast becoming one of my favorite authors and I hope the TV series based on these books does her justice.
  • (4/5)
    I really enjoyed reading this one. The main plot involved a cult, where all of the members have mysteriously disappeared. I love stories about creepy cults. This book is mostly about Maura Isles, because she is the one stranded at the site of the cults disappearance. I think this is a good addition to the series, and I am ready to go to the library to look for the next book.
  • (3/5)
    Rizzoli & Isles is one of my favorite series but this book was a little bit of a disappointment for me. I'm not saying I hated the book but I didn't love it either. I liked the first part of the book but I hated the ending. I hope the next book will be better.
  • (4/5)
    Tess Gerritsen did it again in this thriller focusing on Dr. Marua Isles and her being stuck in a abandoned town. Scary at times, this book is hard to put down even to go to sleep---you have to keep reading until there is a less intense point in the story---which there are few!
  • (5/5)
    A tense, riviting story I found hard to put down. This is the first Tess Gerritsen book I've read. I'll be searching for others in the Rizolli & Isles series.
  • (5/5)
    Stumbled over this book as a freebie and didnt want to put it down. Read it at record speed and have taken the next one out of the library already. Found a new favourite author. Great!!!
  • (3/5)
    A real gripper. Some of the plotting is far-fetched, but it held my attention throughout.
  • (5/5)
    Initially I didn't think this was going to be as good as her previous novels however, there was enough mystery and suspense in here to keep me from putting it down. This book, put Maura Isles, the main character, in a completely new situation which did take a bit to get used to. If you're a fan of Tess Gerritsen, you will like this one but if you're wanting to see what she's like maybe start with one her earlier novels.
  • (3/5)
    Ice Cold brings back Tess Gerritsen's crime solvers Maura Isles and Jane Rizzoli, though the focus here is on Maura, with Jane playing a supporting-- and late-in-the-game-- role. The novel begins with Maura leaving her lover, the priest Daniel Brophy, for a pathology conference in chilly Wyoming. While there, she encounters a college acquaintance, a live-life-on-the-edge type named Doug Comley. Still burning from a less than cordial parting from Brophy, she spontaneously accepts an invitation to go skiing with Comley and his friends and daughter, informing no one of her plans. Weather derails their trip, and they find themselves straneded in the settlement of Kingdom Come, where things take a turn to a Dean Koontz-type plot: the entire village is abandoned without a trace of human existence remaining, meals still sitting on tables, cars still in garages, everything seemingly just dropped, as if everyone just vanished. Their circumstances go from bad to worse, and, in short order, Maura finds herself out in the wilderness, depending for survival on a 16-year-old boy.The first part of the novel, as I said, is almost Dean Koontz in character, almost as if a supernatural event has occured to sweep Kingdom Come of its residents. The second half is jarringly back to cold hard reality: a brainwashing cult that preys on the vunerable, forensics, and the interplay of everyday (if complex) emotions (I don't want to talk further about the plot because of spoilers). It's a little bit like two narratives sutured together. I felt like there was a bit of a disconnect between the two halves of the novel; we have the cult theme joining them, but we don't really know much about that in the first half (unless, of course, you've read the jacket blurb).I also felt like, as in previous novels, Jane gets a little shortchanged. She was once such a powerful, assertive character; she seems so much more tamed now, seeming to be sitting on the sidelines while her hotshot FBI husband takes the lead. I miss the old Jane. Maura does, at least, get to show a little of her human side in this novel.Overall, this novel does have sufficient suspense driving it to keep it interesting, but it's not particularly a standout in its genre. Things happen fast and furiously, which keeps the reader turning the pages, so it's a quick read. There's not a ton of character development in this novel, so, if you're just tuning into the series because you've gotten interested in the TV show, you probably won't find yourself hopelessly lost by starting here, even though it's the eighth novel in the series. Still, if you're new to Gerritsen, I'd recommend beginning at the beginning, just so you get to know the characters in their original element.
  • (3/5)
    Ice Cold is another exciting thriller by Tess Gerritsen. I’ve read several of her books, and have enjoyed them all, Ice Cold included. Ice Cold combines an outdoor survival adventure with a villainous cult leader. And, of course, there is a surprising twist at the end. This was a quick read; I finished it in just a day.  
  • (3/5)
    This is the latest in the Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series by Tess Gerritsen. At first, the book failed to interest me but then a little over halfway through, I didn't want to turn it off or get out of the car. This story took Rizzoli and Isles out of their normal setting . Maura was stranded in a snowstorm in Wyoming and there was an odd cult involved. The narrator was above average. Ice Cold ended up being a decent addition to the Rizzoli and Isles series.
  • (5/5)
    I really haven't read enough Gerritsen titles in recent years. ICE COLD is a good reminder of what satisfying reads they are, often a mixture of murder mystery and thriller. The plot of ICE COLD moves seamlessly from setting to setting and the assured writing enthralls.The point of view swaps from that of Maura Isles to that of Jane Rizzoli. The two stories effectively advance in tandem towards a stunning conclusion.The narration is excellent but not intrusive.
  • (5/5)
    Fantastic! Absorbing, fast paced read that kept me guessing until the end.
  • (3/5)
    Ice Cold brings back Tess Gerritsen's crime solvers Maura Isles and Jane Rizzoli, though the focus here is on Maura, with Jane playing a supporting-- and late-in-the-game-- role. The novel begins with Maura leaving her lover, the priest Daniel Brophy, for a pathology conference in chilly Wyoming. While there, she encounters a college acquaintance, a live-life-on-the-edge type named Doug Comley. Still burning from a less than cordial parting from Brophy, she spontaneously accepts an invitation to go skiing with Comley and his friends and daughter, informing no one of her plans. Weather derails their trip, and they find themselves straneded in the settlement of Kingdom Come, where things take a turn to a Dean Koontz-type plot: the entire village is abandoned without a trace of human existence remaining, meals still sitting on tables, cars still in garages, everything seemingly just dropped, as if everyone just vanished. Their circumstances go from bad to worse, and, in short order, Maura finds herself out in the wilderness, depending for survival on a 16-year-old boy.The first part of the novel, as I said, is almost Dean Koontz in character, almost as if a supernatural event has occured to sweep Kingdom Come of its residents. The second half is jarringly back to cold hard reality: a brainwashing cult that preys on the vunerable, forensics, and the interplay of everyday (if complex) emotions (I don't want to talk further about the plot because of spoilers). It's a little bit like two narratives sutured together. I felt like there was a bit of a disconnect between the two halves of the novel; we have the cult theme joining them, but we don't really know much about that in the first half (unless, of course, you've read the jacket blurb).I also felt like, as in previous novels, Jane gets a little shortchanged. She was once such a powerful, assertive character; she seems so much more tamed now, seeming to be sitting on the sidelines while her hotshot FBI husband takes the lead. I miss the old Jane. Maura does, at least, get to show a little of her human side in this novel.Overall, this novel does have sufficient suspense driving it to keep it interesting, but it's not particularly a standout in its genre. Things happen fast and furiously, which keeps the reader turning the pages, so it's a quick read. There's not a ton of character development in this novel, so, if you're just tuning into the series because you've gotten interested in the TV show, you probably won't find yourself hopelessly lost by starting here, even though it's the eighth novel in the series. Still, if you're new to Gerritsen, I'd recommend beginning at the beginning, just so you get to know the characters in their original element.
  • (5/5)
    This book is sold in the UK with the title "The Killing Place".

    I'd not read any Tess Gerritsen for a while and WOW, what a book to rekindle my relationship with this wonderful author!

    This book, the 8th in the Rizzoli & Isles series, reminded me that, as fun as Rizzoli & Isles, the TV series is, it almost bears no resemblance to the books, other than the character names.

    The books are much darker, much more chilling (pardon the pun!) than the TV series and an absolute must-read for any fans of the crime thriller genre!

    Loved loved loved this book and am now onto the next one in the series, The Silent Girl.
  • (4/5)
    Maura goes to a conference, trying to work out some of her issues with with Daniel and the pulls on his life and hers. When a old friend from college offers her an opportunity to go on a trip with him, his daughter and some of his friends and it all goes wrong when they go down a road and get lost. With snow coming down they shelter in some abandoned houses but find themselves facing more questions. When Maura doesn't turn up for a while Daniel and later Jane start asking questions and then the questions get bigger when they start to find that there are people trying hard to keep this all quiet. It's an interesting take on the lost in the wilderness story mostly starring Maura with some serious backup from Jane when necessary and occasionally when slightly deus ex. Readable I was shocked by some of the twists.
  • (4/5)
    aka what happens when Dr. Maura Isles leaves Boston. While I didn't care much for the cult angle or the others she was stranded with, I felt Jane's pain in trying frantically to find her. I also really love Julian and Bear and am glad to see them maintain a role in the series.
  • (5/5)
    Rate this a 5 star book. Loved it. Had me hooked from page 1.
  • (4/5)
    Not bad this was my first book by this author. I didn't see the ending coming, i will read more from her.
  • (5/5)
    Very good book! kept me wondering and intrigued from beginning to end.
  • (5/5)
    Wow, what a surprise....Gerritsen has crafted what I feel is her best effort to date with this book. Part whodunnit, part horror, with lots of characters interacting that takes the reader through an entire spectrum of emotions (fear, hate, love, friendship, technical, survival, etc.). I've always enjoyed Gerritsen's books, but this one belongs among the best I've read this year.
  • (3/5)
    A little over the top for me on this one, but still well-written.

    ETA: The more I think about it, the less I like this book. It feels so out of place in the R&I series. Maura is basically just thrown into this story that happens to her. The side characters are very two-dimensional, throw-away caricatures. They serve no purpose other than to get Maura into the situation and then make things worse. The mystery is underplayed and insubstantial. Even the twists at the end couldn't save the book (and one of them I had figured out in advance). The only likable/useful character is Rat, and the appearance of Jane and Gabriel cannot save the story. Additionally, parts were left hanging and/or unresolved. I almost feel like this book was sort of a "ripped from the headlines" novel that met a deadline for the next R&I book.

    Disappointing. I'm not sure this one deserves even the three stars I gave it which really bothers me because I have pretty much enjoyed every other Gerritsen novel I have read.
  • (3/5)
    Ice Cold is another exciting thriller by Tess Gerritsen. I’ve read several of her books, and have enjoyed them all, Ice Cold included. Ice Cold combines an outdoor survival adventure with a villainous cult leader. And, of course, there is a surprising twist at the end. This was a quick read; I finished it in just a day.  
  • (4/5)
    Best Rizzoli & Isles book yet! Had a hard time putting it down!
  • (5/5)
    I read this one on my Nook from the library. It was very good. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait to read the next one!
  • (5/5)
    Really enjoyed it... and I read this in less than 24 hours!
  • (4/5)
    This book was quite good. It was exciting and kept me reading. I thought I'd figured things out a few times, but it turned out that I was wrong, which is what I like in a book. This is the first in the series that I've read, and I'll certainly be picking others up and reading them.
  • (4/5)
    I really enjoyed this book and it had me on the edge of my seat throughout. Dr. Maura Isles is attending a medical conference in Wyoming and after she disappears and a body is found Jane Rizzoli and her husband FBI agent Gabriel Dean go into action to find out if Maura is alive or dead and what has happened.
  • (4/5)
    Ice Cold
    3.5 Stars

    Synopsis:
    At a medical examiners conference in Wyoming, Maura Isles decides to take an unexpected trip with an old college acquaintance and his friends. However, things take a dangerous turn when they find themselves snowbound in an abandoned village, and realize that someone is watching them. Days later, Jane Rizzoli is left with more questions than answers when she is informed of her friend’s death, and travels to Wyoming where horrifying revelations slowly come to light and Jane moves closer to discovering the truth about Maura’s fate.

    Review:
    An intelligent if somewhat convoluted plot with quite a few twists and an unexpected ending.

    Gerritsen is a skilled writer and is exceedingly adept at developing intriguing and complex characters. Maura’s characterization and development is a particularly good example of this. However, this skill also highlights one of the main problems in the book, namely the overabundance of new characters some of whom are introduced and well-detailed but suddenly disappear, and others who receive little attention and then become very important to the plot. In both instances, the reader is left with numerous unanswered questions.

    While the story begins really well and has an interesting premise involving a cult and its apparently deserted compound, the pacing is all wrong. The plot fails to gain any real momentum until the last few chapters, and at which point it progresses too rapidly and the conclusion feels rushed.

    Overall, Ice Cold is a light and satisfying read with some tense and thrilling moments, however, I definitely prefer the books in which Rizzoli is the primary focus. My rating for this book wavered between 3.5 and 4 stars but ultimately settled at the latter because this series is immensely entertaining.