Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Today’s featured book is one that has been languishing on Pippa, my Kindle, since last year.  I have never read the author, but I love a TV series based on the books.  Ice Cold, (A Rizzoli & Isles Novel), by Tess Gerritsen, promises to be suspenseful and engaging.





Intro:  (Plain of Angels, Idaho)

She was the chosen one.

For months, he had been studying the girl, ever since she and her family had moved into the compound.  Her father was George Sheldon, a mediocre carpenter who worked with the construction crew.  Her mother, a bland and forgettable woman, was assigned to the communal bakery.  Both had been unemployed and desperate when they’d first wandered into his church in Idaho Falls, seeking solace and salvation.  Jeremiah had looked into their eyes, and he saw what he needed to see:  lost souls in search of an anchor, any anchor.

They had been ripe for the harvest.


Teaser:  Maura went to the dresser and picked up a photo with a simple tin frame.  Four faces gazed back:  a man and a woman, flanking two young girls of about nine or ten, their blond hair neatly bound into braids. (p. 66).


Blurb:  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.


What do you think?  Would you keep reading?  Have you already read it?  I am eager to finally delve into this series.  What are you sharing today?



  1. Literary Feline

    I read one of Gerritsen’s early medical thrillers and enjoyed it, but haven’t read anything else by her. I’ve been curious about the series. I did see one episode of the television show the first year it was out, but never really got into it, I’m afraid.


  2. You named your Kindle?! I like to name things too! Curiously though, I haven’t named my Kobo yet. I’ll have to work on that…
    As for the book itself: I’ve never read it, and I think I’ve never heard of this series before either, but I would keep reading. I used to like crime and mystery novels when I was younger, this would be right up my alley.


  3. I’ve read a bunch of books by Tess Gerritsen, including this one. And I’m also a fan of the TV show. That being said, they are different – which is fine in my book. The book Maura and Jane are still really good friends, but personality-wise – not like their TV counterparts. It’s all good to me. LOL


  4. Kathy Martin

    I would keep reading but I’m pretty sure I would have to go looking for the earlier books in the series before I tackled this one. I hope you are enjoying it. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!


    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nise…while I am enjoying Ice Cold, it will probably be a while before I read another from the series. It is hard to keep up with so many series books out there. I do love the show.


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