Monday, February 18, 2013

Heart of Ice by P.J. Parrish

Heart of IceBook Description:
Detective Louis Kincaid cracks a murder case frozen in time in this new work of “crime fiction at its finest” (Lee Child) from bestselling author P. J. Parrish. Florida PI Louis Kincaid wants to wear a badge again. But before he can, he must return home to Michigan— and some unfinished business. He hopes to bond with ten-year-old Lily, the daughter he only recently learned existed, and reunite with girlfriend Joe Frye. But new clues to an unsolved murder put his plans on ice. A trip with Lily to enchanting Mackinac Island turns grim when the child falls on a pile of old bones; the dangerous discovery reopens the cold case of Julie Chapman, a teenager from one of the wealthy summer families, who vanished two decades ago. And when Louis is forced to cooperate with a tough state investigator who once worked with Joe, tensions skyrocket. Now, what was supposed to be a time of building lasting ties splinters into disturbing fragments, personally and professionally, as Louis pursues a mystery entangled in dark family secrets and twists even he can’t predict.

My Thoughts:
This was a good book.  Louis Kincaid is a PI and is on vacation with his 'newly found' daughter.  Lily goes exploring where she shouldn't and finds a cold case that no one expected.  The island where they are vacationing is remote and the case is older than most people still on the island!  Kincaid is supposed to be healing his relationship with girlfriend, Joe, but can't ignore the call for help with the local cops are in over their head.
Louis is a good, solid lead character.  He has experience as an investigator and I like how willing he was to help the police, even when met with hostility, and even worked with a defense attorney.  Joe was a good match for him.  Flowers was a good man and I liked how much he really wanted to be involved, even when he didn't know what to do or how to do it.  Rafsky I liked and disliked at the same time.  The storyline kept you guessing and the author revealed slowly what they wanted you to know...really good story!
A solid 4/5.  Good mystery and plenty of twists and twistedness!
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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