Icy Silence

Icy Silence

by Sandra Nikolai

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ISBN-13: 9780994789433
Publisher: Sandra Nikolai
Publication date: 11/01/2015
Series: A Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery , #3
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Sandra Nikolai has published a string of short stories, garnering awards along the way.

Icy Silence is her third book in a mystery series featuring ghostwriter Megan Scott and investigative reporter Michael Elliott.

Visit Sandra's website at sandranikolai.com and sign up to get the latest news on her books. You can also follow Sandra on Twitter: @SandraNikolai

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Icy Silence 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Enjoyed this book very much. It held my interest so much, I had to keep going back and reading more. I love trying to discover myself, who did it!!! I’ve enjoyed each book I have read in this series and looking forward to the next. Sandra is a great mystery writer. I know you will enjoy each of her books.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This book is a good read and it keeps you guessing until the end .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this story and will read more of this author. It has the perfect blend of story and suspense.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite Icy Silence (A Megan Scott/Michael Elliot Mystery) by Sandra Nikolai is the thrilling third book in the Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series. All Megan wanted was a romantic weekend with Michael, but Michael, an investigative reporter, had other plans. Michael's friend had called him and requested that he and Megan give a presentation on career day at an elite private boarding school. Michael was going there anyway because one of Michael's sources had informed him that an escaped killer was in the same vicinity. So much for Megan's secret plans. After driving through freezing rain, they arrive at the school as the ice storm increases in strength. Dave, Michael's friend, greets them and tells them that a couple of students had died a few days before and that he was in trouble. Someone had set him up to take the fall for their deaths. He asks Michael to help him. A little while later, as Dave predicted, the police escort him from the school. Michael and Megan begin investigating the circumstances of the students' deaths and discover that the escaped killer is staying at the school. Meanwhile, the storm continues to intensify, covering the world in a sheet of ice and knocking out the power. Iced in, they have no way to communicate with the outside world, nor any way to escape. Icy Silence was a thrilling murder mystery. I was captured at the first page and held enthralled until the last. As I had not read the first book in the series, I was pleased to find this was a standalone book. There are a few references to prior circumstances, but it didn't detract from the story, as a matter of fact, it enhanced the read. I liked Megan's character and could relate to her need for work privacy. Megan's more reticent character is a good counterpart for Michael's outgoing personality and they work well together. This is an intense, well-written suspenseful murder thriller mystery that I recommend for young adults or older, as it does have some references to drugs.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
When Michael is invited by his old journalist colleague Dave to give a talk at the prestigious fee paying school where he teaches, Michael agrees and takes along his girlfriend, ghost writer Megan. On arrival, there seems to be some police activity and the couple are informed that two of the students, Natalie and Andrew, have been found dead in what looks like a murder suicide. When Dave is taken to the local police station for questioning in relation to the students’ deaths, he asks for the pairs help in proving his innocence and discovering just what really happened to the students. Icy Silence is a murder mystery novel set in the grounds of a boarder school. The rules and guidelines for all the students and staff are extremely strict, and any problems within the school are dealt with by the head of the school, as too much bad publicity may lose them money from some of their biggest investors. The book is told from Megan’s perspective as she and Michael try to uncover a web of lies and secrets surrounding the students deaths, and the subsequent problems that arise during their stay at the school. Their investigation is hampered when one of the worse ice storms to hit the area arrives, bringing down power lines and cutting the school off from the rest of town. There are a lot of characters in the book with Megan and Michael at the forefront at all times. Megan I found a bit irksome at the beginning, though she did grow on me in the end. She turned out to be a force to be reckoned with, and could certainly hold her own and didn’t let fear take over. Michael however, I found to be a little annoying all the way through, especially when he was always wanting to put himself in harms way just to get a story. The book started off quite slowly and I was eager for the action to kick in. After a few chapters of the couple mainly just having conversations with staff, students and between themselves, checking on various leads, the book finally got down to some action, although sometimes the action seemed a bit far-fetched for my liking. The book for me was a tale of two halves, and I wanted the action to kick off sooner, but when it did, the book became very enjoyable. An interesting read, with a little bit of Shakespeare thrown in for good measure. Reviewed by Stacey at Whispering Stories Book Blog
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
An isolated boarding school with extremely strict rules is the setting for career day. Michael and Megan were invited to speak to a class about their jobs. It was also going to be a chance for Michael to catch up with an old friend. When they arrive, the school is nothing like either of them imagined. A weekend trip becomes so much more. This book is a very easy read. A simple mystery with no real big surprises. I liked the story line. It was well plotted and written. The main characters don't seem to be very enlightened. They also aren't completely believable. Their are un-needed details and the author seems to underestimate what the characters are thinking. Ms. Nikolai does a really great job of building a suspect list and she ties up all the story lines. This book will be the perfect quick read for someone who just wants a little distraction. I listed the issues above. I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because of the issues. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! This is one of those superb mystery thrillers where my one line review would be don’t bother reading my review, just read this amazing book! It is a real page turner and I can safely say that you don’t need to have read the earlier two books in the series to appreciate this one, because I haven’t read them - but I definitely want to now! Megan Scott and Michael Elliot are guest speakers at a careers day special at a well established, exclusive, expensive boarding school, miles from anywhere, when a powerful ice storm isolates them, the staff and students even more. The tension is built, as the two realise they could all be trapped with a possible killer lurking unknown on the campus and continues to mount, with hints of links to Megan’s past and so much more.... Without power, water or communication with the outside world, the two visitors are going to endeavour to discover what happened to the two students who lost their lives days before. With great, well portrayed characters, the plot slowly reveals more clues whilst suspense and intrigue pervade every page. This is an enthralling, edge of your seat, page turner, a riveting read that I have no hesitation at all in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys well written, pacy thrillers with a dynamic duo acting as detectives in this brilliant, engaging novel. Thanks to the author for letting me read an ecopy of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.