I enjoy a good mystery read and Lauren Carr is a great mystery author. Read our review of book one of the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery series!
Disclosure: I received this book to review through iREAD BOOK TOURS, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
The clues for a close-to-the-heart missing person’s case heat up when Chris Matheson starts chipping away at the ice on the cold case.
When Sandy Lipton and her unborn child disappear, the court of public opinion finds young Chris Matheson guilty. Decades later, the retired FBI agent returns home to discover that the cloud of suspicion cast over him and his family has never lifted. With the help of a team of fellow retired law enforcement officers, each a specialist in their own field of investigation, Chris Matheson starts chipping away at the ice on this cold case to uncover what had happened to Sandy and her baby and the clues are getting hot!
Do you ever read a book and feel giddy when reading it? That’s how I felt about reading ICE.
No idea why, but the thought of the book puts a smile on my face and a little giddy-ness in me.
ICE is book 1 in the Chris Matheson series and I have to say; I like it. I like it a lot.
I have read previous books by Lauren Carr and I enjoyed them so I wasn’t worried about liking this book. Lauren writes great mysteries. But something about this one – I just can’t pin point it.
The story follows Chris who is retired FBI, single father, living at home with his mother (whom I adore!) He has a K-9 side kick who is utterly amazing (and makes the story all the more fun) and reunites with his high school love (giving the story this cute little romance to it as well).
The different cases, the shady characters which of course means suspects, and the sifting through clues with the Geezer Squad made this a super fun mystery read that had me guessing.
If you like mysteries, ICE is a great read and I can’t wait to read book 2! (Stay tuned for that review in the coming weeks!)
About the Author
Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!
Now, Lauren has added one more hit series to her list with the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries. Set in the quaint West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry, Ice introduces Chris Matheson, a retired FBI agent, who joins forces with other law enforcement retirees to heat up those cold cases that keep them up at night.
Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s 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 three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.