Heart of Ice

Heart of Ice

by P. J. Parrish

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A chilling new suspense novel in the critically acclaimed Louis Kincaid series! First Kincaid discovers he has a daughter he never knew. Then she leads him to fresh evidence in a decades-old murder case that threatens to claim new victims.

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 daughter he only recently learned existed, and reunite with girlfriend Joe Frye. But new clues to an unsolved murder put his plans on ice. A trip with Lily to enchanting Mackinac Island turns grim when the child falls on a pile of old bones; the dangerous discovery reopens the cold case of Julie Chapman, a teenager from one of the wealthy summer families, who vanished two decades ago. And when Louis is forced to cooperate with a tough state investigator who once worked with Joe, tensions skyrocket. Now, what was supposed to be a time of building lasting ties splinters into disturbing fragments, personally and professionally, as Louis pursues a mystery entangled in dark family secrets and twists even he can’t predict.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439189375
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Pages: 422
Sales rank: 205,580
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

P. J. Parrish is actually two sisters—Kristy Montee and Kelly Nichols—who pooled their talents and their lifelong love of writing to create the character of Louis Kincaid. Their New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling novels include An Unquiet Grave, A Killing Rain, Island of Bones, Thicker Than Water, Paint It Black, Dead of Winter, and Dark of the Moon. They are also the authors of a standalone thriller, The Killing Song.

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Heart of Ice 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
cs More than 1 year ago
I save books from P.J. Parrish for when I know I won’t be interrupted. For “Heart of Ice” even sleep had to wait. I can’t say enough superlatives about this writing dynamic duo. P.J. Parrish is the brainchild of two sisters, Kristy Montee and Kelly Nichols. In all their books, plot and character reign supreme, but where they excel is their wonderful use of location. In every book, including “Heart of Ice,” which takes place on Mackinac Island, location itself becomes a character. I loved this book. Excellent incorporation of past and present on many fronts, all organic to the story. Every story they write … simply … flows. They write stories to get lost in: Realistic. On the edge. Dramatic. Thrilling. Powerful. Unfolding. I’ve seen it written by other reviewers that P.J. Parrish gets better with every book. Not true. P.J. Parrish has been at the top of their game since their very first novel. I salivate when I hear a new Louis Kincaid novel is about to go to press and “Heart of Ice” just tripped me over the top. I’ve read it once; I’m reading it again. Readers: This is a book (and a series) you don’t want to miss. Writers: Studying P.J. Parrish is equivalent to an M.F.A. in creative writing. They are two of the best writers on the planet today. – Clay Stafford, author and founder of Killer Nashville
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
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 bones are those of the missing girl. Louis has been enjoying some quality time with the daughter he did not know existed until a few months ago, but the former cop [now private detective] is drawn into the investigation, working with Chief Flowers of the local Mackinac Island, Michigan police and State Investigator Norm Rafsky, the latter a somewhat ambivalent working relationship due to the professional past he shares with Louis’ lover, Sheriff “Joe’ Frye. .Joe, whose long-distance relationship with Louis appears to be at a turning point, tells him: “You never could resist a cold case or a lost cause.” The author’s prose brings the area to life: “The magic island just off the tip of the Michigan mitten . . . the eight-mile road that circled the island, . . . the ramparts of an old fort, ancient limestone formations, and steep hiking paths that led up into the dark pines. And always, there on their right, was the deep blue expanse of Lake Huron.” Lily, naturally disturbed by the existence of the bones, extracts a promise from Louis: “It’s up to us to make sure she gets home okay.” A promise not easily kept. They must first identify the victim, a process made more difficult by the fact that the skull is missing. The craftily written plot provides various scenarios, each entirely plausible, as to the events behind their presence, each entirely plausible, with no clear indication as to the identity of the killer. More than that cannot be said without spoilers. But it must be said that the ingenious conclusion is an unexpected one, and the book is recommended.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
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 solve the mystery of her disappearance. The recent accidental discovery of previously unknown human remains on the small resort island has brought her disappearance back into the forefront of the investigation. The mystery only starts form there, with diabolical twists, and false leads that leaves the reader skimming through the pages, to find a solid resolution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have all of these books and each is better than the last!! Keep em coming PLEASE,!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like reading books that are set in my home state of Michigan. This story has twists and turns and keeps you guessing. Can't wait until the next book by the wonderful author(s). Keep them coming please. My husband also enjoys these books, so if you like to share, this is a great one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reason I purchased this book is because it took place on Mackinac Island in Michigan and anything to do with Mackinac Island, I'm there! I was pleasantly surprised as I had never read this author before and I really enjoyed the book, characters and a really good mystery to solve. It was right up my alley. I'll be reading more books by P.J. Parrish!
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MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
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,"The Killing Song", 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 and finds some bones,and look into an unsolved mystery. What he finds is trouble,danger,a fall through the ice,dark family secrets,murder,but with tensions mounting,will he find hope,love and peace. Fast paced and filled with turmoil and tension from the first page to the last. A must read for anyone who enjoys high octane action,relationships,family dreams,secrets,and finding answers to long ago secrets. "Heart of Ice"is a great story and one you don't want to miss. I can hardly wait to see what happens next to Louis,and his life. Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Louis Kincaid series has always been great from this writing team. I wish my Barnes and Noble carried them all in store, I have to hunt them online. I have been a fan from the beginning!