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“The thing I really liked about this book was the way that multiple stories wove together. I really liked the way that he made even the secondary characters have developed traits and personalities that were well written into the larger story lines. Just a very well put together and I didn't even...”see full review » see other reviews »
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Gregg Olson Heart of Ice, has quickly become one of my favorite writers. He creates suspenseful thrillers that are hard to turn down. I was unable to put this book down and ended up reading it within a couple of days. I recommend to anyone who loves mystery and suspense. [[ASIN:1490928898 Raining Angels]]Renee Robinson”
“Stopped reading on page 273. ”SouthWestZippy wrote this review Monday, November 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“3 STARS A great suspense novel.”Kris wrote this review Tuesday, November 8, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Interesting story but had some unbelievable elements. Both times the woman sheriff confronted a bad guy a man had to intervene to save her.”Kevin Beck wrote this review Sunday, July 24, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved this book! There are intertwining murder mysteries taking place and although you meet one of the killers early on, you will wonder right up to the end which killings he is responsible for. The details really shine through - you can tell the author has a background in true crime. Great read!”Jery O wrote this review Sunday, December 20, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I've only read a couple of Gregg Olsen's books and this one was good at times, somewhat gruesome at others (I admit to skimming those parts). A little bit of surprise at the "culprit".”Doreen F wrote this review Tuesday, December 1, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I discovered Gregg Olsen last year when I read A Wicked Snow, a very taut and fast paced thriller. At the end of the book was a teaser for his next book. So when I saw Heart of Ice, I picked it up and realized part of the way in that this was actually a different book, a sequel to the book A Cold Dark Place. Normally I would stop reading and get the other book because I hate to read series out of order. I was so caught up in the story already there was no way I was going to stop reading.
Heart of Ice focuses on two separate murder investigations, one involving a missing woman, Mandy Crawford, who Sheriff Emily Kenyon believes has been murdered by her husband, although she only has circumstantial evidence. At the same time a serial killer has been attacking college sorority girls, and soon it becomes clear that Sheriiff Kenyon’s daughter Jenna maybe his ultimate target.
Once again this is a suspense book that moves fast and can be very graphic, especially in detailing the brutal childhood of the serial killer. The characters are quite believable although the solution to the serial killer storyline seemed very abrupt, the Mandy mystery had a very believable ending with a good twist.
Two small complaints must be mentioned. One is the idea that this is apparently not the first time that Jenna Kenyon has been the target of a killer, a coincidence that was a little far-fetched. The second is the depiction of the sorority girls, it was very cliché. My daughter is in a sorority that has one of the highest GPA’s in her college and as a whole the Fraternities and Sororities across the country raise millions of dollars for charities every year; so even though this was fiction I wanted to mention that.