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The Ice House

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  9 reviews

Carl Bowman is a killer. An assassin for hire whose latest assignment is to take out a ten-year-old girl. He doesn't know what she's done or why someone wants her dead. He just knows he has to kill her. But with the girl in his sights, Carl can't bring himself to pull the trigger. Instead he goes on the run, taking her with him.

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Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published June 18th 2015 by Orion
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Sep 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Carl is an assassin and his latest target is a 10 year old girl in Spain. Something doesn't feel right and he can't do as he's ordered. Then something unexpected happens taking the story in a new direction. While the premise was good, there was just something lacking and I didn't enjoy this as much as I expected to.
Carl Bowman's job is to do what he's hired to do, kill! When he is on site, he finds he cannot kill ten-year-old Rebecca Martin. So, instead, he takes her away with him. Her home has exploded, and he wants to keep her safe until he can reunite her with her mother. But when he turns to family for help, he's left to figure out who is friend and who is foe.

John Connor has penned a fast-moving and intricately put together tale. One that begins by asking why would anyone want to kill a child? And,

Lisa Boehl
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found this book very spine chilling it's a book I couldn't put down I strongly recommend not reading this book at night as it will keep you awake for hours . A very good author that knows what a thriller really needs
G.J. Minett
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding. John Connor gets better with every book and is now one of my favourites. Brilliantly crafted plot, sustained suspense and a climax that is really convincing. He's now on the must read list.
Ann Chappe
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not my cup of tea at all. Action action action but not a well crafted plot and really lifeless characters... I much prefer the detective stories!
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Ok but predictable. Very masculine.
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book, thriller
The story was fast moving, with interesting flashbacks to the past. I really liked Carl/Alex and his moral compass. From the start I thought his family especially his older brother were very fishy with the tendency for mafia like behaviour.

A little bit far fetched this story kept the reader interested and wanting to know who and especially why wants a young girl killed.

Dec 30, 2016 rated it liked it
5/10. Some promise, but just doesn't let you care enough for the characters somehow.
Nikki Mcelman-doucette
Unfortunately predictable with a disappointingly vague ending
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John Connor is the pen name of Tom Winship. John Connor recently left his job as a barrister to write full time. During the fifteen years of his legal career he prosecuted numerous homicide cases in West Yorkshire and London. He advised the police in numerous proactive drugs and organised crime operations, many involving covert activity. He now lives in Brussels with his wife and two young ...more
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