“This is the second best book in the four that I've read with a very nice plot twist. The end is left hanging for the next book which I REALLY want to read now!”see full review » see other reviews »
“This is the second best book in the four that I've read with a very nice plot twist. The end is left hanging for the next book which I REALLY want to read now!”Miranda Lentz wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm really enjoying Nikki Heat....fun entertainment.”Pam wrote this review Monday, October 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Silly fun.”Kristie S wrote this review Monday, October 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
I love reading these books. I was really able to pick up on several references to the show in this one (for example, Nikki and Rook eat at a restaurant called Le Papillon Bleu alluding to the episode about the Blue Butterfly necklace!). In this story, a new murder leads Nikki back to her mother's case. While investigating, and trying to dodge the ineptitude of her new captain, she uncovers new information about her mother's life and death. Very action packed. An easy, fun read.”
Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook team up again to investigate their coldest killer yet, in Richard Castle's exciting follow-up to the number one New York Times bestseller Heat Rises.
NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat gets more mystery than she imagined when she arrives at her latest crime scene. The body of an unidentified woman has been found stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left sitting in a freezer truck. A startling enough death--but an even bigger shock comes when this new homicide surprisingly connects to the unsolved murder of Detective Heat's own mother. Killed gruesomely, the Jane Doe on ice launches Heat on a dangerous and emotional investigation, rekindling the cold case that has haunted her since she was nineteen. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she also digs into unexplored areas of her mother's background--areas Nikki has been afraid to confront before, but now must.
“Frozen Heat is the third book in the series and is easily the best one yet. The story mirrors much of what is going in in the TV show with this story revolving around Nikki's mother's murder. The pacing is great and the story takes several unexpected twists and turns including a couple downright stunning revelations I didn't see coming. While the first book in the series was kind of really only something that a fan of the show Castle might enjoy and the second book takes strides to stand on it's own a great mystery/crime novel. This book, however, is a great launching point of a series that can be enjoyed without having ever watched an episode of Castle.
That being said, fans of the show will probably get a bit more enjoyment out of the many references to it and how it builds off the characters and stories that are part of the show.
Regardless of whether you've seen the show or not, it's a enjoyable crime/mystery novel that tells quite a tale, but leaves several large plot lines open for subsequent books to pick up and run with.
Very much recommended reading. ”
“Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother's background.
Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Nikki's search will unearth painful family truths, expose a startling hidden life, and cause Nikki to reexamine her own past. Heat's passionate quest takes her and Rook from the back alleys of Manhattan to the avenues of Paris, trying to catch a ruthless killer. The question is, now that her mother's cold case has unexpectedly thawed, will Nikki Heat finally be able to solve the dark mystery that has been her demon for ten years?
I enjoy the TV version more than the books,but this often happens. It's not a bad series, I just had already formed ideas about the characters from the show and I think that may have colored my view of the books.”
“Wow! Unbelievably entertaining with a fast-paced action filled plot that is mind blowing with wild turns. Not to mention well developed characters as Nikki struggles to embrace her past in progression to the future. There is so much emotion that its thrilling and breath-taking! Beautifully written.”NerodicNetta wrote this review Monday, June 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book with a stunning plot and great way to build up to a cliff hanger.”Billy Parrish wrote this review Friday, June 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is the 4th in his series, and I will say this one was my absolute favorite. There were so many twists and turns that kept you reading. Even ended the book nicely for the next one, coming in September. Great book!!”Jackie Clark wrote this review Sunday, June 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No