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Dead on Ice is the first installment of Lauren Carr’s new series (Lovers in Crime) featuring Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton and Pennsylvania State Police homicide detective Cameron Gates.
Spunky Cameron Gates is tasked with solving the murder of Cherry Pickens, a legendary star of pornographic films, whose body turns up in an abandoned freezer. The case has a personal connection to her lover, Joshua Thornton, because the freezer was located in his cousin’s basement. It doesn’t take long for their investigation to reveal that the risqué star’s roots were buried in their rural Ohio Valley community, something that Cherry had kept off her show business bio. She should have kept her hometown off her road map, too—because when this starlet came running home from the mob, it proved to be a fatal homecoming.
I have said it again and I will say it a million times; I love a good “who dun it” mystery and this was exactly that!
I swore I had the murder suspect right from the get go… except I didn’t. And then I had it figured out the entire book… until I didn’t. I will say that the true suspect wasn’t even on my radar until they were on Cameron and Joshua’s radar. And the last bit? Itty, bitty inkling but wouldn’t have thought it possible!
This is one of the reasons I love Lauren Carr’s books. They are wonderful, intriguing mysteries that keep me engaged, keep me guessing, and I am usually left stunned at who the real killer is!
I am so glad I am starting this particular series at the beginning, but all of Lauren’s books are on my “to be read” pile to read in order. (The great thing about her books is that they can be read in any order without ever feeling lost in the storyline, but I love her books so much I want to read them all – some of them for a second time – in order!)
Dead On Ice was a great mystery read that I would not pass over.
If you like a handful of suspects surrounding a good murder case (or cases) that keeps you guessing until the very end – do not pass it up!
About the Author
Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Thorny Rose, Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries—over twenty titles across four fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!
Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, and two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.