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...more
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jenn
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...more
Gary
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...more
İlkim
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...more
Linda Alexander
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-...more
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...more
Fergie
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
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...more
Kyra
Jun 30, 2011 Kyra rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: mystery fans w/ strong stomachs
Shelves: mystery
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Michael
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
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.

Dustin Crazy little brown owl
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
Susan
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Maria
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...more
Wanda
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...more
★ ßurçακ ★
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
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...more
Sandra
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...more
Cheryl
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...more
Büşra Bal
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
LasVegasBookie
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...more
Cláudia
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...more
εlﻨբ ツ
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
Fatma
Kesinlikle okunmalı !!
Junying
Oct 29, 2011 Junying rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Crime, Mystery fans & everyone who enjoys a great story!
This is truly a page-turner.

I was torn between giving it a 5-star or 4-star, and would really love to give this wonderful read a 4 & half, because it's so much better than many other books I have read and awarded 4 stars. Anyway, I've decided to reserve my 5-star reviews only for truly amazing, mind-blowing books, so sorry, Tess :)

Tess Gerritsen's books are compelling, her characters wonderfully drawn, and the plot is superbly planned and executed.

This is just a short review, and I would...more
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Tess Gerritsen consistently writes a series that aims to please her fans. Ice Cold is no exception. Placing her main characters in a new location freshens things up a bit and Gerritsen has given us an exciting new plot. This was a page turner for me and one of my favourites in the series.

Maura goes away to a medical convention where she meets an old friend from college and skips out early to join him and his friends for a short ski trip before they all must...more
Tammy
Forensic pathologist and medical examiner Dr Maura Isles is at a medical conference in Wyoming when she joins up with an old acquaintance and his group of friends for a spontaneous getaway.

Not being the sort to usually be so impulsive, she quickly ends up regretting her decision when their SUV stalls and lands in a ditch in a snow-blanketed and mountainous area.

With no other option but to seek refuge, the group of 5 stumble upon the village of Kingdom Come. But something is wrong here.

For one,...more
Birgit
This is book number eight in the Rizzoli & Isles series by Tess Gerritsen, and as I really love the series it was obviously a must-read for me. Admittedly I wasn't all too happy with the last book "Keeping the Dead", which was only an ok read, but this one certainly made up for it.
Once again a fast-paced page turner with a gripping and solid plot, this time the story focuses mainly on Maura Isles, whose death is anounced too soon and consequently keeps her friends searching for answers. Add...more
Steve
Gerritsen gives us a little more of Maura Isles's background here, and shows her outside her comfort zone even before she and several other travellers get caught in a blizzard. The plot escalates logically and powerfully, and the events seem believable even as they build to a horrifying scale.

Gerritsen has always had a dry humor, and she uses it econimically and effectively here. Maura has always been too smart for her own good, and now as she analyzes herself and her doomed (or not) affair with...more
Mark
Jul 12, 2014 Mark rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of courtroom thrillers and good old fashioned thrillers
Recommended to Mark by: goodreads
Well this is the "Deliverance" of the series of Rizzoli & Isles adventures. Dr Isles goes to a conference and meets an old study friend who in turns invites her for a weekend of skiing. Of course it goes wrong and they get lost in the USA. Not only they get lost but their car gets into an accident so they need cover. And of course they find a village where a group of religious fanatics have made their home. Only they are all gone apperently by the looks of it rather suddenly. Then they found...more
Ruth
At a medical conference in Wyoming, Maura Isles meets up with a classmate from college. He is at the conference with his daughter, and another couple, who are friend's of his. He introduces Maura to them and convinces her to go on a skiing trip with them. On the way to the ski lodge, the snow gets worse and their SUV goes off the road. They are miles from nowhere. They start to work and seek refuge in the village of Kingdom Come where the people have just vanished leaving animals outside to free...more
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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...more
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