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Where the Ice Falls

(The Falls Mysteries #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Lacey McCrae must bring closure to two grieving families while avoiding her past trauma.

When Zofia and her teenage daughter trip over an ice-covered corpse at a rented mountain chalet, ex-Mountie Lacey McCrae trades her Christmas shopping trip for Victim Services duty. While she supports the women through their police statements, the body is identified: Eric, a university
Paperback, 409 pages
Published August 10th 2019 by Dundurn
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Ellen Pickett
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
J.E. Barnard continues to awe me with her poetic writing, her character development, her vivid descriptions of scenery, and, of course, the actual story.

The main plot concerns the death of Eric, a young man who was locked in the wood shed behind a chalet in the Rockies and left to freeze to death. As the story develops, we learn the likely motive for his death. Several characters are connected to that motive. It is up to Lacey, a former corporal in the RCMP, and Zoe, the woman whose daughter
Vanessa Westermann
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
In Where The Ice Falls, Zoe and her teenage daughter discover a frozen corpse at her boss’s mountain chalet, just as they’re about to start their Christmas holidays. The dead man is Eric, an intern at the oil company where Zoe works. Lacey is living with her friend Dee, who hopes to return to her role as successful real estate agent, after recuperating from an injury, by making a quick sale of the chalet during the festive season. The frozen body in the woodshed, however, complicates matters.

Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fine addition to a good series that I am enjoying and in some ways I think this is possibly the best in the series so far with no really bad faults but a couple of minor things that prevent a 5 star rating. It has the same good descriptions as book 1 did of the settings, weather and well developed characters and once again I’ve found a book with a very appropriate title that I can easily understand how it fits the story. I just hope Lacey and Dee can both stay in one piece long enough ...more
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed meeting up with Lacey and Dee again. This book was even better than Book #1 in the series, I love reading books set in good old Alberta; and, J.E. Barnard truly did capture the locations throughout extremely well. Right down to Timmies across from SAIT. The characters are likeable and interesting. There was a lot happening so keeping it all straight had me scurrying back through my kindle to be sure I was reading the right character's words. The attention to detail regarding the oil ...more
C.S. O’Cinneide
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
A cool winter mystery set in Alberta’s stunning snow laden landscapes. The supernatural element is balanced nicely with the pragmatics of a police procedural. Think Ghost meets Veronica Mars without the steamy pottery wheel scene. For my full review go to
Teresa Mills-clark
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Solid writing and character development. An author to follow.
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J.E. Barnard’s first novella, Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond, was a 2016 Prix Aurora finalist. When the Flood Falls won the Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award in 2016. She lives in Calgary.

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The Falls Mysteries (2 books)
  • When the Flood Falls (The Falls Mysteries #1)