Dead on Ice:
A Lovers In Crime Mystery
1st in Series
Acorn Book Services (September 10, 2012)
Paperback: 234 pages
E-Book File Size: 1463 KB
This is the first book in a series featuring Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton and Pennsylvania State Police homicide detective Cameron Gates.
When a group of people get together to clean out the home of a long time resident they barely escape with their lives. Someone had planted a bomb in the house that was discovered just seconds before it blew. While investigating the explosion an old freezer was found in the basement almost unscathed. The contents were very surprising – a body. A body that is connected to another murder committed back in 1978. It is up to Joshua and Cameron to find out sort out the clues and determine just who put this body on ice.
This is my first book by the this author and have learned these characters were introduced in one of her other series. Cameron’s cat who happens to look just like a skunk is her full time ride along partner. Irving adds a bit of humor to what could have been a very heavy story. The story has the expected twists and turns and there are several possible suspects. These people have a lot of secrets that made the ending a bit of a surprise.
There is plenty of room for these characters to grow and evolve as the series moves forward. The jurisdictional issues were a bit confusing at first and the characters cross city, county and state lines throughout the story. Who was in charge or lead the investigation continued to swap back and forth as Joshua was building his case and Cameron was trying to solve hers. I look forward to seeing how this is dealt with in future installments. I am also anxious to see how Joshua’s and Cameron’s relationship goes forward. There could be many trials and tribulations as they try to move forward as the careers will continue to get in the way.
Lauren Carr will be an author I will continue to watch. She has set up a solid foundation for her new series.
To find out more about Lauren Carr visit her web page here.
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