Title:- Her Frozen Cry (Detective Amanda Steele Book 5)
Author:- Carolyn Arnold
No. of pages:- 309 pages
Date published:- will be published on 9th June 2022
Plot:- 4.5 /5
Overall rating:- 5/5
The moon shines through the open window, bathing the woman in pale light. Blood-red wine from a shattered glass soaks into the cream blanket beside her, and her dull eyes stare vacantly at the framed photograph in her hand.
When beautiful wife and mother Alicia Gordon is found dead in a remote woodland cabin, Detective Amanda Steele is shocked to discover that she knows the husband. Amanda hasn’t spoken to Tony since she lost the love of her own life seven years ago, and seeing tragedy tearing her old friend’s family apart brings back so many painful memories.
Alicia was alone when she died, but she was so young, and Amanda can’t help feeling suspicious. Then she discovers that Alicia’s sleep medication had been tampered with, slowly poisoning her over several days. Amanda wants to trust that the sorrow on Tony’s face is real, but the more she digs into his marriage, the more it seems that he had opportunity, and motive…
Interviewing one of Alicia’s old colleagues, Amanda is shaken to her core when the woman suddenly collapses in her arms, dying in seconds from a lethal dose of the same poison that killed Alicia. But what could link this woman to Tony?
With her partner blaming Amanda for not arresting Tony immediately, she needs to prove that he isn’t the killer, or accept that the second woman’s death could be on her hands. She’s running out of time and leads when she discovers threatening messages sent to both victims. It’s the final clue to unmasking the most twisted killer Amanda has ever come up against, and to stop them she’ll have to risk everything
Detective Amanda Steele is back with another case!
Unlike her previous cases where she had to deal with a deranged serial killer, this was different. A devoted mother and businesswoman, Alicia Gordon was found dead in her cabin. While it looked like a suicide, later on it was found out that she was actually the wife of Tony, Amanda’s high school friend and classmate and who had been very close to each other. With evidences mounting against Tony, Amanda is having mixed feelings whether her friend is guilty or not.
This was a fast paced thriller, packed with twists and turns along the way. The writing was really great, the plot was great too and the author has done a good job of drawing the reader into the story and making the reader feel like they are part of the story. I do like how Amanda and her partner Trent are working together as well. This felt like a roller coaster ride and the ending was so unexpected–I did not expect that ending.
This book will keep you up all night and will guarateed that it will keep you at the edge of the seat–worth five stars!
Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.