A violent murder. An ice-cold killer . . .
On a bitterly cold winter night, Kelly Ramage leaves her suburban home, telling her husband she’s going to meet a friend.
But she never comes back.
When her body is discovered, murdered in what seems to be a sex game gone horribly wrong, Detectives Gino and Magozzi take the case, expecting to find a flirtatious trail leading straight to the killer.
However, Kelly’s sinister lover has done a disturbingly good job of hiding his identity.
This isn’t his first victim. And she won’t be the last . . .
My thoughts on the book…
I feel like I should start this review with a disclaimer, in that I am a huge fan of P J Tracy and have read pretty much every book in the Monkeewrench/Twin Cities series. It will probably be no surprise, then, to read that I really enjoyed Ice Cold Heart.
From the first page, I felt like I was spending time with old friends, albeit ones that spend their time looking for murderers. Gino and Magozzi are wonderfully stereotypical Detectives, getting slightly older and grumpier by the day. This is what I love about them – they feel real and solid and I can picture them in my mind’s eye.
This doesn’t mean they don’t care. If anything, they care too much, putting themselves at risk to solve the brutal murder of two young women and try and save a third from the same fate.
Thankfully, they have the Monkeewrench team to help, IT experts who can go where the police can’t to track down a suspect. When I read the first book in this series, I liked the twist the Monkeewrench team add to what would otherwise have been a fairly standard story and this still applies, though I have to say the plots get more interesting and more complex each time.
It might all seem a bit complicated but it isn’t. Everything fits together nicely and nothing feels like a stretch. Which means by the time I got to the end, I felt completed satisfied. This is crime writing at its best and I can’t wait for the next in the series.
Note: I received a copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review. All thoughts, feelings and opinions are my own.