Ice Cold (Rizzoli and Isles Series #8)

Ice Cold (Rizzoli and Isles Series #8)

by Tess Gerritsen

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Tess Gerritsen’s relentless, inventive novels take readers on pulse-racing thrill rides that are as satisfying as they are heart-stopping. Now, in this edge-of-your-seat suspense novel, a mysteriously isolated town stands abandoned as a silent watcher waits.

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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101887387
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Series: Rizzoli and Isles Series , #8
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 65,021
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen earned international acclaim for her first novel of suspense, Harvest. She introduced Detective Jane Rizzoli in The Surgeon (2001) and Dr. Maura Isles in The Apprentice (2002) and has gone on to write numerous other titles in the celebrated Rizzoli & Isles series, most recently The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold, The Silent Girl, Last to Die, and Die Again. Her latest novel is the stand-alone thriller Playing with Fire. A physician, Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.

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Ice Cold 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 796 reviews.
BookAddictFL More than 1 year ago
This is Tess Gerritsen at her best! While Ice Cold is part of an ongoing series, this could easily be read as a stand-alone novel. Maura Isles goes to a pathologists' convention in Wyoming but never returns home. Detective Jane Rizzoli goes out to the frigid wilderness of the small Wyoming community to find her friend. What follows is filled with relentless suspense that will keep you on edge until the very last page!
13RM13 More than 1 year ago
This is a story about survival under extreme conditions and the limits of love. Forty-two year old medical examiner, Maura Isles, is heartsick. She is in a relationship with Daniel Brophy, a Catholic priest. Their affair has not brought either of them much satisfaction or happiness. Daniel is reluctant to give up his calling and Maura is frustrated with his inability to make up his mind.(Reminds me of THORNBIRDS). Maura Isles is entirely out of her comfort zone at the end of a medical conference at the Four Seasons Resort in Wyoming. There, she meets a former classmate, pathologist Doug Comley, who is divorced. He asks Maura to accompany him and his friends on a trip to a cross-country ski lodge. She agrees. Doug loses his way in the endless snowy landscape, and they end up stranded. When Daniel and Boston detective, Jane Rizzoli, do not hear from Maura and are unable to contact her, they fear the worst. This is really one to keep you reading!Lots to enjoy!
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading Ice cold. The story was fantastic. Can only recommend.
sweetpeaSP More than 1 year ago
Maura Isles is heartbroken. She is in a relationship with Daniel Brophy, a Catholic priest, and things aren't going well. Boston medical examiner, 42 year old, Dr. Maura Isles is attending a convention in Wyoming. She joins some old friends on a ski trip to the nearby snow covered mountains. Their SUV stalls out on a remote snowy road as a blizzard strikes and the mystery begins and the plot thickens and you won't ever guess the ending! Several days later, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli learns of Maura's death as her charred body was found in a ravine. Grieving Jane vows to learn what happened to her friend. Accompanying her to Wyoming is FBI agent Gabriel Dean and Father Daniel Brophy. The reader will probably lose some sleep over this one! This is a wonderful suspense thriller that will keep the reader breathless throughout! Other good ones: SEVEN YEAR SWITCH, EXPLOSION IN PARIS, TIME OF MY LIFE, CHILL FACTOR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's always fun to catch up with these characters and see what they're up to, and to see them interact with new characters. This one took them away from Boston and I even though I finished it a couple weeks ago I still can feel the cold, see the views, and sense the anticipation.
Kristel66 More than 1 year ago
I think this is one of her best books. It draws you in from the beginning and holds your interest until the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book! I read it a few years ago and loved it so much I had to read it again a few months ago it was that good. Very suspenseful and keeps the readers interest until the last page. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery. 
nrichNJ More than 1 year ago
Medical Examiner, Maura Isles, decides to take a spur-of-the-moment ski trip with a fellow doctor with whom she connected at a Wyoming medical conference only to find herself and her friends stranded because of a blizzard at the remote village of Kingdom Come, where twelve creepily identical houses stand abandoned. Slowly, the friends realize something terrible had happened in this small hamlet, but, much to their growing horror, the terror that inflicted the village is still at loose. As Maura struggles to survive, her friend, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, goes up against entrenched hostility toward outsiders as she desperately tries to find out what exactly happened to her friend.
ssrds More than 1 year ago
I have not yet finished the book, nearly done. It is gripping! Since there is also a TV show you can put the characters in their places and see them as you read. Kept me on the edge of my seat, so to speak. I will reach more of her books for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read and enjoyed a few (but not all) of the Rizzoli and Isles books and this one stands out. Lots of unexpected twists and turns.
carolinamomma More than 1 year ago
Ice Cold is #8 in the Rizzoli and Isles series. As with the others, it is edge of the seat suspense with a dark edge that will make you jumpy. Fast paced story that keeps you guessing until the very end. I wish Gerritsen could turn these out once a month. I'd go broke buying them all.
emmi331 More than 1 year ago
Tess Gerritsen has crafted a tight thriller centered around a polygamous cult with a charismatic but perverted leader in the northwestern wilderness. Maura Isles becomes entangled with one of their runaways while on an unplanned road trip in Idaho. The suspense begins building early and rarely lets up. And a couple of surprise solutions to two different death scenes adds to the overall plot. I have to be honest and say I didn't really like Tanya Eby's reading of this novel. She was fine on the prose sections, but couldn't handle dialogue well - her characters don't come across believably. I recommend reading the book rather than listening to it, but either way it's good value for the time spent.
paatcmc More than 1 year ago
I love Tess. I have read every single one of her books and loved them. This, however was a big disappointment. There is none of that Isles/Rizzoli team work. The fates of several of the characters was left a mystery. Normally there is a murder mystery, here it was very slow to develop. Overall, I would not recommend. I would recommend The Surgeon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a gripping story with a somewhat anticlimactic ending. Although the solution was a bit of a letdown, it was an apt end. I loved the book and have since purchased additional titles in the series.
Carlissa More than 1 year ago
The suspense and plot twists kept me turning pages far into the night and it was hard to put down so I could get some sleep. Fortunately, I had plenty of time today to finish reading this eerie story. Although I love Gerritsen's writing (and this book is no exception), some of the plot twists seem to have been left hanging or not satisfactorily resolved. I am looking forward to seeing what TNT does with this series in July. The Bone Garden is still my favorite book written by Tess Gerritsen.
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icey -- cold -- Pritam
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
jdy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ice Cold is another one of Gerritsen's great works. I think I read this book pretty much in one day, and didn't want to put it down. Things felt like they got a little too technical, but is typical in Gerritsen's medical books. A great book.
SandyLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Maura Isles is at a conference in Wyoming where she meets Doug Comley, a former college pre-med student. She knows her affair with Daniel, a Catholic priest, is going nowhere, and although the trip isn¿t a romantic interlude, she takes Doug up on his offer to go skiing. It¿s completely innocent seeing that he is traveling with another couple and his thirteen-year-old daughter. But a wrong turn in a snowstorm ends up snowbounding them in Kingdom Come, a small village that has been abandoned. Except for the food left on the tables, cars in the garages, and bloodstains in one of the houses. When a burned out vehicle with four bodies turns up, Maura is believe to be one of the deceased. Her friend, Boston homicide detective, Jane Rizzoli, refuses to believe Maura is dead. Maura is on her own after attempting to go for help and running into a teenage boy and his dog. The reader is propelled along on a nightmare ride involving religious cults and a town of dead people. Gerritsen never fails to deliver a fast-paced thriller.
judithrs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ice Cold. Tess Gerritsen. 2010. I haven¿t read a ¿Rizzoli & Iles¿ book in several years and enjoyed this one. I think I may have missed one in the series but it wasn¿t that was okay as far as following the action in this one. Dr. Maura Iles goes to a medical conference in Wyoming gets lost when she goes off with an old friend on a skiing trip. When Rizzoli hears that she is missing and then that Maura is dead, Rizzoli heads out west to find out what happened. Suspenseful and interesting especially for Gerritsen fans.
WeeziesBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Ice Cold¿ was a delightful mystery from Tess Gerritsen. From exploring the lives in a polygamist sects to mysterious mass death and burial to discovering a ¿lost boy,¿ this book was filled with strong characters, suspense and the two delightful faithful characters of Rizzoli and Isles. Isles¿s relationship with a close friend who is a priest brings in a different interplay of relationships. I really enjoy watching the TV series and have been reading the books long before the TV series began and I especially love reading the books. This story is yet another great installment in the lives of these two friends who are always there for each other even though they now lead very different lives. I give this book a 4 star rating.
brainella on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another Rizzoli and Isles book to savor; this one has it all -- cults, murder, abduction, survival, revenge, redemption. Dr. Isles goes to a conference and nothing goes the way it should. Rizzoli to the rescue, sort of. Wyoming is the backdrop to a fascinating tale of cults and religion gone horribly wrong. Rizzoli and Isles take a while to get the whole situation in hand but they get it done. Another good read.
thehistorychic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bought for MyselfOverall Rating 3.5Story Rating 3.25Character Rating 3.75Audio Rating 3.5NOTE: I love the Rizzoli and Isles series from Tess Gerritsen. Each book brings a really good thriller and usually some really great character development. I would recommend this series to anyone who reads Mystery/Thrillers!What I Loved: The case in Ice Cold was not straight-forward nor was it easy to figure out. There are some very chilling moments that will make the hair on the back of your head stand up. I really enjoyed Rizzoli in this book, also. It was fun watching her balance all her new roles (don't want to give anything away if you are behind in the series) along with being a great cop. As always, the friendship that she and Maura has shines through everything even when they are disagreeing.What I Liked: The secondary characters really made Ice Cold shine! The characters were complicated, interesting, unexpected, and their fates weren't what I was expecting. I can't really be more specific without giving things away but trust me, these characters were all interesting.Complaints: The first half of this book really crawled for me but was not badly done. There was a lot of character plotting and not enough case for my preference.Audio Review: Narrated by Tanya Eby who I think did an excellent job. She had really good pacing, accentuation, and emotion.Why I gave it a 3.5: I really enjoyed this book overall and thought it was a good addition to the series. I am really looking forward to Silent Girl!