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A Killing Frost (River Dance, #1)

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  164 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
A terrible secret haunts Dr. Jama Keith. But she must return to her past—her hometown of River Dance, Missouri—and risk exposure. She owes a debt to the town for financing her dreams. If only she can avoid ex-fiancé Terell Mercer—but River Dance is too small for that.

When Terell's niece is abducted by two of the FBI's most wanted, Jama can't refuse to help—Terell's family
Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 23rd 2008 by Steeple Hill
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Jun 05, 2015 D.J. rated it it was amazing

Hannah Alexander writes fabulous medical mysteries…

I must admit, sometimes they’re just a bit difficult for me at the beginning, but this is only because they pull me into such a vivid, believable reality that I’m immediately scared and wanting to hide under my bedcovers!

A Killing Frost has a “killer beginning”! Eleven-year old Doriann has skipped school, only to be kidnapped by two crazy lunatics. It’s such a great story, that only when I finished it, did I realize why much of the action at th
Carol Moffat
Sep 24, 2014 Carol Moffat rated it it was amazing
Rural Missouri where meth labs hide away in the hills, and where everybody knows everybody, sets the scene for this mystery.

Dr. Jama Keith returns to her home town to work in a new medical clinic to pay off a debt to the town that paved her way. She hardly feels at home though. Her reputation for recklessness in high school shadows her right from the start. That’s not the only thing shadowing her new job either. She is haunted by her past with a secrete that keeps gnawing at her heart and gets
Mar 04, 2012 Debbie rated it really liked it
"A Killing Frost" is Christian romantic suspense. Actually, it's two stories--Doriann and the kidnappers in one storyline and Jama and Tyrell in another, and they only briefly merge at the end.

The characters were complex and acted in realistic ways. The vivid details brought the setting and characters alive in my imagination. The high suspense was created by medical emergencies, threat of physical danger to Doriann, and relationship tensions.

Doriann--the kidnapped 11-year-old--was grabbed by the
Bonnie Ainsworth
Apr 29, 2016 Bonnie Ainsworth rated it it was amazing
This is a new author to me. Thanks to some recommendations from a book discussion group, I was told to explore the softer. This husband-and-wife team writes very good medical mysteries. I'm enjoying these books so far. I just started the hideaway series, and I'm looking forward to that. Great work
Feb 08, 2013 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
Obligations, debts to pay, small town dramas, a kidnapping, and FBI investigations make up "A Killing Frost". Dr. Jama Keith returns to River Dance and immediately gets thrown into a confrontation with her former fiance, Tyrell before the clinic even opens. First patient, his father, then his niece was abducted so there was no escaping their meeting again. Hopefully their reunion would be a pleasant one without having to reveal her secret to Tyrell. Captivating and suspenseful twists along with ...more
Wilani Wahl
May 19, 2015 Wilani Wahl rated it it was amazing
Another great Hannah Alexander book. Romance,Suspense,Medical, and Inspirtion all woven together in one story. It is well written. A couple of my favorite quotes are "Aunt Renee always said that the enemy you see today could be a brother or sister in Christ tomorrow because with God all things are possible." and "As she prayed she realized that she was thinking of reason to keep praying because she discovered that she felt closer to God. Safer. It made fear go away for a little while." I fell in ...more
Feb 26, 2014 Mary rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-books-read
A new author for me. I liked the story of a girl returning to her hometown to be a doctor, but it was just a bit to unbelievable. She saves a life, reunites with her boyfriend, solves a mystery in one day!
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Jennifer Addleman
May 08, 2015 Jennifer Addleman rated it it was ok
Not my cup of tea. I got bored by chapter 5.
Jul 01, 2014 Jean rated it really liked it
Really a very easy read, it will hold your interest.....
Feb 02, 2016 Aimee rated it it was ok
was ok
Jan 06, 2013 Missy rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Great mix of mystery and suspense along w/ medical thriller. Love the writing style of this novel, too. I highly recommend it.
Chelsie Mills
Nov 29, 2010 Chelsie Mills rated it really liked it
Shelves: action-thriller
This was enjoyable... a little predictable and not entirely realistic but a fun read. It has suspense and the usual side romance story :)
Jun 01, 2009 Janet rated it it was amazing
Really, really enjoyed the Hideway series from this author so was excited to see a new series had begun. This book did not disappoint.
Susan Ward
Jul 09, 2015 Susan Ward rated it really liked it
Interesting story. Now I want to read more about River Dance (the town).
Jul 05, 2009 Courtney rated it did not like it
I couldn't even finish this book... and I finish most everything.
May 14, 2009 Linda rated it really liked it
Good story, I read it in one day. Lots of interesting characters.
Sep 07, 2010 Susan rated it liked it
Predictable almost all the way through but still a good read.
Mar 11, 2009 Lisa rated it liked it
Good but not as spiritual as I was anticipating it to be.
Jun 09, 2010 Kristen rated it really liked it
Wow- edge of seat. Nicely done.
Mar 07, 2010 Kathy rated it did not like it
Slow reading
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HANNAH ALEXANDER is the pen name for the husband-and-wife writing team of Mel and Cheryl Hodde, who began collaborating on their first blind date. Cheryl is the wordsmith, and Mel is the medical expert who helps her with the medical plotlines and edits everything she writes.
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