2017 Reading Challenge

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Monday, September 20, 2010

REVIEW For Ice Cold


















Thank you to the wonderful folks at Random House for sending me a copy of this book.

TITLE:                       Ice Cold

AUTHOR:                 Tess Gerritsen

GENRE:                    Thriller

RATING:                   4 Stars

For me, reading anything by this author is always a bit of a hit/miss situation. Although, in most cases, the author is great at creating plotlines that have kept me engaged and, more importantly, guessing until the end, the reality is that, in my opinion, at times, the writing can get a little "Harlequin". Having said that, I actually do enjoy alot of books that are published by Harlequin, but NOT thrillers. For me, thrillers should be gritty and tough, for the most part and it is obvious that Gerritsen use to write for Harlequin.


However, in this one - the author's plotline as well as her writing are dead on. In fact, I found myself absolutely devoring this storyline as I love, love anything with this type of premise (I won't give anything away!).

The pace is pretty well non stop and the main character is resourceful, interesting and smart - always a winning combination for me.

I also loved the clever way in which the author manages to "join" our main character's situation with other characters - therefore creating a link between the large number of people who come and out of this storyline - just adding to the mystique and the intrigue.

The writing was top notch and I have to say that the fate of the main character was left "in suspense" until almost the end of the book.

Very, very good thriller. Loved it.

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I've only tried one of Gerriten's books and it was just okay to me. So many people seem to enjoy them, though - I really need to try another one of her books, since you said her work's hit or miss.

Myckyee said...

I definitely want to read this now. Great review, Tina!

MornaBlue said...

finally found a blog about books. great reviews, inspiration for further readings. Thank you, Tina! Have some more i must chek.
Maybe is silly, but i choose you for this award:
http://mornablue.blogspot.com/2010/09/results-and-first-blog-award.html
You deserve it and much more;)

Tina said...

MornaBlue - thank you!

Mona said...

Great review!! I love reading Tess gerriten's books. Her books are awesome!!

 
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