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Ice Cold (Rizzoli & Isles #8)

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New York Times" bestselling author Tess Gerritsen's relentless, inventive novels take readers on pulse-racing thrill rides that are as satisfying as they are heart-stopping. Now, in this edge-of-your-seat suspense novel, a mysteriously isolated town stands abandoned as a silent watcher waits.
In Wyoming for a medical conference, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles joins a
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Ballantine Books (first published 2010)
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Aug 03, 2010 Jenn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
WHY Tess, why????

Allow me to premise this review by saying that I have read every one of Ms. Gerritsen’s books and loved most of them (barring only the Mephisto Club). She is a brilliant writer, and the first few novels of Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles were wonderful, theatrical worthy thrillers. This book was an ENORMOUS disappointment.

For awhile, her books have slowly and steadily become less about the crime and mystery thriller aspects, than about some personal agenda. Each new book seems to
Another solid read

Gerritsen manages to crank out book after book that is consistently solid, well plotted, and entertaining. I return to this series between my other books, so to speak, because I know I can count on a reliable story with new twists.
This book blends an isloated cult story together with a generally creepy atmosphere that works largely due to the author's skill in creating a setting, likable characters, and leaving the reader never sure exactly what is going on.
Usually when I have
Linda Alexander
Nov 02, 2012 Linda Alexander rated it it was amazing
One of the reasons I enjoyed 'Ice Cold' to such a degree was due to the story mostly dealing with a cult, because it seems there are quite a few in the U.S. and it is alarming how much control they have over their members' minds. Tess Gerritsen certainly found a hot topic to write about in my opinion.

Tess just really 'hooks' a person at the get-go, and next thing one is so absorbed into the lives of the characters. I started this book on Monday and found myself staying up all night to finish it-
Bu yorumu Kitap Esintisi sayfasında bulabilirsiniz.

Tess muhteşemdin yine ya. Ben bu kitabı nasıl okudum nasıl bitirdim hiç hatırlamıyorum. En başlarda gerilimden gözüme uyku girmedi, zar zor kenara koyup yattım. Ama ertesi gün affetmedim, okuldaki sıkıcı dersler de saolsun, hızlı bir şekilde sona ulaşmamı sağladılar. Ben Agahta Christie okurken sonlara doğru feci gerilirim, bu kitapta baştan sona gerilim içindeydim. Konusu beni bir çekti ki anlatamam. 7. kitaptan pek tat alamamıştım ama 8 bomba
E. Chainey (Bookowski)
Tess çıkar da ben okumadan durur muyum sizce? Tabii ki hayır:)

Yine Tess, yine sürüklüyor sizi kendisiyle ve yine sonunda ters köşe yapıyor. Aslında hikaye boyunca bir şeylerin sizi sonradan şaşırtacağını biliyorsunuz. Veriyor sinyallerini. Bak, diyor, bildiğin gibi değil aslında hikaye. Ama siz sonlara doğru, "Çözdüm ben bunu, katil sensin değil mi? Seni gidi seni..." desenizde hop tepetaklak yine sizi, "Hadi ya! Yapma be!" hallerine sürüklüyor. Kitapta ölüm de olsa, hüzün de olsa (ki bunlar yaş
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Ich wusste, dass Tess Gerritsen gute Bücher schreibt. Ich hatte ja selber schon welche davon gelesen. Doch, was dieses Buch mit mir angestellt hat, hätte ich nicht erwartet. Denn wenn Maura mal an einem Buch klebt, obwohl sie eigentlich zig andere Dinge zu tun hätte, dann ist das definitiv etwas ganz besonderes!

Aber fangen wir von vorne an. Ich wusste relativ früh, dass dieses Buch das Potenzial mitbringt, mich zu fesseln - mal abgesehe
Aug 27, 2010 Wanda rated it it was ok
It was OK.
I loved Tess Gerritsen, just as once upon a time I loved Kathy Reich. Unfortuntately something happens to writers of good books when they become best selling authors. Perhaps not to all, but to some of them.
This boook was a competent beach read and nothing more. Gerritsen's other books were so much better, but it seems as though she has sold out to the forces of those in the publishing world who control James Patterson, Kathy Reich, the Kellermans, Jeffrey Deaver etc, etc.
When dollars
Paige  Bookdragon

Pro: I thought Maura would die and her undecisive ass would be sent straight to kingdom come. *snicker*

Con: False alarm. The bitch lives.
May 07, 2014 Fergie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In many ways, Ice Cold seems like several novels wrapped into one, interconnected by mysterious details that only come into full light after the last page is read. Tess Gerritsen knows how to layer her novels better than most authors, and this book is no exception. She meticulously lays out the plot without the pace of the novel suffering as a result of it. Ice Cold’s story belongs to the character of Dr. Maura Isles, medical examiner from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. While most of the ser ...more
Alisha Marie
Jul 09, 2010 Alisha Marie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-thriller
You'd think that once the 8th book in a series rolls around, the author would lose steam with the characters and they would transform into caricatures of what they once were. This is not at all the case with Ice Cold. In fact, I am positive that Ice Cold has to be the best one yet, even beating The Mephisto Club when it comes to my favorite Rizzoli and Isles book.

Ice Cold was definitely the Rizzoli and Isles book with the most suspense. The whole survival story line had me flipping the pages at
Jun 30, 2011 Kyra rated it liked it
Recommends it for: mystery fans w/ strong stomachs
Shelves: mystery
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Sep 24, 2011 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: five-star-books
Wow what a great read. I must confess that The Killing Place is the first Tess Gerritsen book ive read and know im thinking to myself i have to read more of her books pronto. The story starts in curious circumstances with the Sheldon family George, his wife and daughter Katie being in a compound run by the mysterious leader calling himself Jebediah. Jebediah had been studying the young girl for a while something that left me distured. The true meaning of the first chapter would be revealed later ...more
Dane Jackson
Mar 07, 2010 Dane Jackson rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
This was my first dose of Rizzoli and Isles and I liked the experience. This wasn't your typical murder mystery thriller, so I really enjoyed the change of pace. The only drawback is that since this was my first experience in Gerritsen's world, I didn't feel like I got to know Rizzoli and Isles well enough in the novel. Luckily, the book was good, so I have no problem going back to their earlier adventures.

April Thompson
Jun 27, 2015 April Thompson rated it liked it
Am I the only one that thought some of the book felt unfinished? Quite a bit of the story is built around the secondary characters, yet, their story seems to dissipate.
Lynn Spencer
Jan 05, 2016 Lynn Spencer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why yes, this book is totally implausible. Still fun to read, though.

We get a lot of Maura in this book, with very little of Jane. Maura Isles is out west at a conference and decides to head out with a former classmate and some of his friends on an overnight jaunt. What starts as a pleasure trip turns into a nightmare on a snowed out road as one of the party is injured and the group ends up taking refuge in what appears to be a deserted village. The ultimate resolution of the story as the nature
Dustin Crazy little brown owl
May 27, 2012 Dustin Crazy little brown owl rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Tess Gerritsen Fans
Random House did a 50 copy first reads giveaway for Ice Cold, then through arrangement with Tess Gerritsen, the publisher gave away 5 copies to our small Tess Gerritsen Fans group! I got me an advanced readers copy and loved it! The story is set in the middle nowhere - Wyoming in the winter :-) We see many old friends and meet some new characters that are sure to turn up in future books. ICE COLD worked the same magic on me as Tess's 2008 release, The Keepsake (although I must say The Keepsake r ...more
Jul 27, 2010 Susan rated it it was ok
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Jan 28, 2012 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Cada vez que leio um livro de Tess Gerritsen fico a gostar ainda mais da autora e a ansiar pela saída de novo livro.
Mais uma vez, Tess elege como protagonista a patologista Maura Isles que mais uma vez se vê envolvida num crime horrendo, que por pouco não resulta também na sua morte.
Viajando para uma conferência, Maura acaba por reencontrar um antigo colega da faculdade que a convence a passar um fim-de-semana num local calmo, juntamente com a sua filha e um casal amigo. Mas pelo caminho muitas
In the opening pages of Ice Cold, we catch a glimpse of a group of people living on a compound in Plain of Angels, Idaho, called The Gathering. Their leader, Jeremiah Goode, is fixated on a beautiful young woman named Katie.

What happens next will remain a mystery to the reader until the very end.

Sixteen years later, Dr. Maura Isles is headed to a medical conference in Wyoming, and when she arrives, she meets up with an old friend in attendance, also a doctor. Meanwhile, she has left behind a rel
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Ooofff yine muhteşemdi! Yine muhteşemdi! Gözümü kırpmadan saatlerce okudum valla. Aksiyon hiç hız kesmedi kalbim gümgüm..gümgüm..gümgümm.. kitabın sonuna kadar hızla attı :)) Bu seferki konumuz hayalet kasabanın sırrı, Sahte bir peygambere tapan binlerce insandan oluşan bir tarikat.Ve bahsetmemem gereken kitabın asıl sırrı olan bir konu daha var. Anlatmayacağım konuyu ama okuyun okutun süper bir kitap :)
Karen Syed
May 18, 2011 Karen Syed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers
Up until the series hit television I had never heard of Rizzoli & Isles. I enjoyed the show and thought I would give the books a try. I downloaded ICE COLD from Audible for my last trip and I was not disappointed.

Since this was my first one, and it was #8 in the series, I was a little lost with some of the character dynamics, but the author did a well wnough job of getting me up to speed. I found ICE COLD fast-paced and solid There were a few places where the internal narrative of the charac
Sep 03, 2010 Sandra rated it liked it
Dr. Maura Isles, medical examiner, is a lot like Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta, except with a female cop buddy (Jane Rizzoli) instead of male…and Maura is more likeable and the plots less gruesome. Like the Scarpetta series, about a third or more of the page-time is spent on the personal lives of the recurring characters and the remainder on the crime du jour.

This case is different from the scenario in which Maura and Rizzoli investigate a crime together. In Colorado for a conference, Maura
Jun 03, 2010 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Medical examiner Maura Isles and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli are back.

Maura has left to attend a medical convention. While there, she meets up with an old college classmate. His name is Doug. He is here with his thirteen year old daughter, Grace, and his friend Arlo and Arlo’s girlfriend, Elaine. Doug invites Maura to join them. After the convention, they are heading up to a ski resort. Maura takes Doug up on his offer.

The group heads out but they get lost and the vehicle gets stuck
First Sentence: She was the chosen one.

Medical Examiner Maura Isles, in Wyoming for a medical conference, takes off on an impromptu ski weekend with a former college friend, his daughter and another couple. Faulty GPS directions and a blizzard, leaves them lost, stranded and one of the group with a life- life-threatening injury. Seeking shelter, they find the village of Kingdom Come where, in spite of signs that people lived there very recently, everyone has disappeared. Her friend, who leaves t
In Ice Cold, the 8th book in the Rizzoli and Isles series, Maura Isles is in Jackson Hole for a conference. When she stumbles upon an old friend, she takes him up on the offer to take off for an extra day to go skiing with him and his friends. When they become stranded, they come across what appears to be an abandoned community with uniformed, plain homes almost in the style of the Amish, with everything left in place as if they left in a hurry. Trouble seems to befall Maura and her friends at e ...more
Büşra Bal
Dec 22, 2012 Büşra Bal rated it liked it
Bu kadının artık karar vermesi lazım, bu seri Rizzoli ve Isles serisi mi ,yoksa tamamen Maura'ya mı çalışıyor ? Çırak ve Günahkar dışında,( hatta Günahkar bile tam sayılmaz) adam akıllı bir Rizzoli kitabı okuyamadık. Doktor diye kendi egosunu tatmin mi ediyor ne halt yiyor anlamadım ben, ama sıkıldım artık. Kitapta çok da gizemli bir şey yoktu bence, ilk giriş kısmı insanı meraklandırıyor,iyi bir şeyler okuyacağım diyorsun,sonra Maura'nın aşk hayatı,yok kayboluşu,yok öldü mü ölmedi mi derken kit ...more
Jan 03, 2011 LasVegasBookie rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book from Goodreads giveaways.

I've been reading Tess Gerritsen from the very beginning and she is an excellent story teller. I was a little disappointed, though, for a couple of reasons. First, I didn't get the importance of the character Sansone. Who is he? I'm sure he was in past books, but I don't remember and no information was given for me to connect Sansone and Maura in any meaningful way. That bothered me a lot but not enough to google a character search. I would have liked mor
Sou fã da Tess Gerritsen desde 'O Cirurgião', o 1º livro desta série, e ao 8º, ela continua a conseguir surpreender-me e ter uma história que prende do princípio ao fim que só dá vontade de não dormir para poder continuar a ler, uma história assustadora, enigmática, sangrenta, misteriosa, que me deixava com um certo receio de fechar os olhos e intrigadíssima com o que estava a ler porque não parava de pensar: mas como? porquê? quem?...
Apenas o fim me desiludiu um bocadinho, esperava que depois d
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Feb 27, 2013 εlﻨբ ツ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Sanırım okuduğum en kısa Rizzoli&Isles serisi kitabıydı. Ne zaman Tess'in yeni bir kitabına başlasam 'Acaba bu sefer yanıltacak mı bizi, ya eskisi gibi yazamamışsa ?' soruları takılıyor kafama. Açıkçası bu yazardan soğumayı hiiç istemiyorum. Zaten ne yazarsa yazsın bana geçirdiği duyguda değişme olmuyor. Gene iliklerime kadar hissettim korkuyu, ürpertiyi... Evet bu sefer farklıydı biraz ve de Maura üzerine kurulmuştu hikaye. Başlangıç çok iyiydi ama sonrası, daha doğrusu tarikat kısmı bana b ...more
Feb 16, 2015 Butterfly2507 rated it really liked it
Endlich mal wieder Rizzoli and Isles! Ich mag die Buchreihe total gerne und das Buch richtig gut. Vorallem das mit der Sekte. War mal was anderes :)
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Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.

While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller
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Other Books in the Series

Rizzoli & Isles (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, #1)
  • The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, #2)
  • The Sinner (Rizzoli & Isles, #3)
  • Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, #4)
  • Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles, #5)
  • The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles, #6)
  • The Keepsake (Rizzoli & Isles, #7)
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