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Heart of Ice (Louis Kincaid #11)

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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 dau
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Pocket Books
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Scott Rhee
Mackinac Island in northern Michigan is a beautiful little summer getaway, home to the famous Grand Hotel. During the off-season, the island essentially shuts down, except for the handful of full-time residents and employees (the very small police department, for example) who brave the harsh winters. Private Detective Louis Kincaid is on vacation in early autumn, visiting his 8-year-old daughter, bicycling through the many bike paths of Mackinac Island, when his daughter, Lilly, discovers a cool ...more
Thonie Hevron
I didn't want this book to end. However, the last line was worth waiting for. I've read all PJ Parrish books and am a hardcore fan but as a fellow writer I tend to pick things apart while I read. There is nothing to "pick apart" with these authors. The story is seamless through multiple transitions, the characters consistent while still evolving, the settings are characters in themselves.
I have learned much from PJ Parrish about writing...and enjoyed every minute of it.
Amy
This mystery featuring P.I. Louis Kincaid is set on Mackinac Island in the winter where a body is discoverd in a lodge. Anyone who has visited Mackinaw Island will love the descriptions of the area. P.J. Parrish books are set in Michigan and/or Florida. I am a huge fan of this series.
Cindy
Contemporary cold case murder mystery. #11 in a series.

My Aunt who likes murder mysteries lent me this book. She also liked it because it's set in one of her favorite places in the world - Mackinac Island, Michigan. We spent many a summer vacation in Mackinaw City & going to the Island was a tradition.

I thought the story was good. The narrative was odd for me. It read sometimes like a police report. Louis is an established character & though I was never really lost while reading this
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Sandra
I love the Louis Kincaid books! They are always entertaining and full of suspense, and this one is no exception! Love the continued character development and the amazing twists of each new story!
William Bentrim
Heart of Ice by P.J. Parrish
Louis Kincaid a former cop who now is a P.I. finds himself precipitated into a very cold case on an island by no other than his long lost daughter, Lily.

These authors seem to get better with each book. I liked South of Hell better than the previous one and I liked this one even better. Louis is shown as a character who is soul searching for an identity for himself and for a victim. I like the way the show Louis’s susceptibility to seeking his daughter’s good will. R
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Shandy
This started off good, I liked revisiting Lily and seeing Louis outside his element. The plot was decent, trying to uncover a twenty year old death. It was interesting reading along as all the dirty secrets that came tumbling out of this tiny islands closets. To be honest that was part of the reason I kept reading, was to see what sort of things would come out in the investigation.
Personally I didn't care about Joe and Louis reconnecting, because I wasn't that found of Joe. A big thing that bugg
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Barb Lie
Right from the start, we meet our hero, Louis Kincaid, who is a former cop, and now a Private Investigator. Louis is determined to get his badge back, but before he applies, he takes his newly discovered young daughter, Lily, on a trip to Mackinac Island in Michigan, to have some quality time with her. This is Louis first time alone with his daughter, and he is very nervous. While they are taking a bicycle ride around the island, Lily goes further ahead, and Louis can’t find her. He discovers th ...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
HEART OF ICE by P.J. Parrish is an intriguing Louis Kincaid thriller/suspense/mystery. Book 3 in the "Louis Kincaid" series,but can be read as a stand alone.See,"South of Hell", and "The Little Death". I truly enjoyable thriller/suspense with a bit of mystery. Follow, Florida PI Louis Kincaid,who has lost his PI badge in a prior story,and has just learned he has a 10-year old daughter,Lily,who he wants to connect to. So,he and she go to Mackinac Island,Michigan, where Lily falls through a floor ...more
Ashley Dawn
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 a
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Cheryl
Now that Louis has found out he has a daughter, he is ready to bond with her. They head to Mackinac Island off the point of Michigan. While out bike riding around the island, Louis and Lily spot an abandoned hunting lodge. Lily takes off to investigate. Louis calls for her to come back, when suddenly he hears Lily scream. Lily has fallen through the floorboards. Lily is fine but she has fallen on top of a pile of human bones.

Louis is asked to help with the investigation. This puts a cramp in Lo
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Dan
Louis Kincaid; a former cop, now a Florida private investigator is back in Michigan to spend time with his ten-year-old daughter, Lily . A daughter that he never knew he had and hopes to create a relationship with her. While bike riding on Mackinac Island, they discover an old hunting lodge and being the curious kid she is, Lily goes inside, falls through the flow and on top of some old bones. Now begins the investigation of a twenty year old case. Kinkaid is asked to assist with the local polic ...more
Douglas Cook
Excellent, well-crafted plot and well-rounded characters. Just a bit dark.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969
He was staring at the frozen lake and thinking about his mother lying on a table somewhere, screaming in pain. He was remembering what she had told him, how they had kept her in that little room and held her down, how it felt like her insides were being torn in half, and how it went on and on and on for two days until she begged to die. He was thinking about her and how much h
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Theresa
Heart of ice by P.J. Parrish
Heart of ice is a dynamic and thrilling mystery that grabs the audience’s attention from the first page to the last. The foreshadowing is so subtle it was difficult to anticipate the depth and breadth of the fundamental mystery. The personal stories add to the major theme creating a mosaic of characters that you want to find a resolution for. Julie Chapman, has been missing for 20 years, her prominent family has been unable with their wealth, power of influence to sol
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Laura
In the 11th (?) book in the series, Parrish sends Florida PI Louis Kincaid back to Michigan to spend soem quality time with his daughter and his Sheriff girlfriend Joe Frye. On a daytrip to historic Madeline Island at end of toruist season, Kindcaid's daughter falls into a pile of old bones and Kincaid is recruited by the local Police Chief to help with the investigation. Kincaid proceeds with caution as he is officially banned by the State Police from ever wearing a badge in Michigan again. Whe ...more
Lorri
This is a definite must read! Both MH and I enjoyed it and I didn't guess who the murderer was until very near the end. Louis wants to become a cop again instead of a PI, but when his daughter literally falls onto a pile of bones, his plans are put on hold while he helps out the local police. There are some great characters and a few twists that will have you guessing.

This post was written for the sponsor who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
Tom Hicks
Got to be one the best mystery novels I've read. You know the novel/story is good when you start reading and look up and an hour has gone by and you didn't notice it. Great story about searching for one thing and having it turn into several others. Didn't know how it was going to end until you finished it. Great book and I hope they write more Louis Kincaid novels. Thanks.
Linda
I love this series about Louis Kincaid, a black private investigator, written by two sisters known as P.J. Parrish. Louis has gotten involved in a cold case when the bones of a teenage girl are found in an old lodge. There are lots of twists and turns and surprises that I never guessed. This is the sixth of this series that I have read. I recommend you read them all.
Kim Van
I am a loyal fan of P.J Parrish and love all their books. This one was just as good. It kept me intrigued and continued to reinforce the main character of Louis Kincaid's relationships. I definitely recommend this book. However, if this is your first time reading from this series start at the beginning. This author continues to build on her character and his relationships.
Kay
Mar 06, 2013 Kay rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery
This was an excellent book with returning character, Louis Kincaid. He is in Michigan to bond with his 8 year old newly discovered daughter when his daughter falls through the floor of an old cabin and she ends up on an old pile of bones.

The story moves quickly and has some surprises in store for the reader!
Lisa Currier
I had never read any of this series, but picked it up at the store, glad I did. Right from the beginning the story grabbed my attention. It is well written, the pacing and suspense are great, the characters likeable. Couldn't put it down! Now I have to go find the previous books in the series.
Pam
Never has PJ Parrish's Louis Kincaid novels disappointed. They just get better. I love the setting in northern Michigan. You can feel the cold. I can't wait for the next one.....
Merral Wyer
Excellent read.....Suspense right up until the end. Another fabulous Kincaid book.....Looking forward to the next one....
Joan Mueller
Very intense. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.
Joan Huston
Awesome book! Couldn't put it down.
Gloria Feit

From the opening pages of this newest novel from the writing team of sisters Kristy Montee and Kelly Nichols which comprises P.J Parrish, on New Year’s Eve in 1969, the reader will be held spellbound. The tale swiftly morphs to late October, 1990, and a very cold case of a missing young woman which becomes a very active case when Louis Kincaid and his daughter, 10-year-old Lily, literally stumble upon a pile of old bones in an abandoned hunting lodge. A conclusion is quickly reached that the bon
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drey
I enjoyed the previous two Louis Kincaid novels, and was looking forward to Heart of Ice where I’d hoped for more of Louis and Joe, or at the very least a forward movement of some sort for Louis. I’m happy to say I got both, and having it wrapped up in a twenty-year-old cold case just makes this a sundae with a cherry on top.

We start out in the past, with a boy who’s wondering how to get out to the island when the ferry’s not running. And switch to the present with Louis and Lily exploring Macki
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Mae Clair
Louis Kincaid is back in top form! I have read all the books in this series and eagerly look forward to any new release featuring Louis (the novella CLAW BACK was the only one I couldn’t rave about as it took too long to get started for my tastes). Heart of Ice is a page turner from the first paragraph. I didn’t just read this book…I devoured it. Sisters Kristy Montee and Kelly Nichols, who write as P.J. Parrish, hit it out of the ballpark with a mystery spun from an old set of bones discovered ...more
Stacey
4.5!
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Louis Kincaid is a private investigator trying to fix a lot of things in his life – forge a relationship with his newfound daughter, fix his relationship with girlfriend Joe Frye, and become a police officer again. When he goes home to Michigan to spend time with his daughter on Mackinac Island, they find the remains of a woman in an abandoned home. The island sheriff asks Kincaid to stick around and lend a hand, but when a hardnosed state investigator comes on board, Kincaid is ready to head ba ...more
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P.J. Parrish (sisters Kelly Nichols and Kris Montee) is author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling Louis Kincaid series. Their books have been Edgar, Shamus, Thriller and Anthony award finalists. ISLAND OF BONES was named a top book of 2004 by Publishers Weekly and Oline Cogdill. AN UNQUIET GRAVE was named a Michigan Notable Book for 2006. Their latest, A THO
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