In Kate Watterson's thrilling suspense novel "Frozen," Bryce Grantham wants a quiet vacation at his family's cabin. On his first night in town, he meets a lovely girl at a bar and gives her a ride home. The next day, he finds her cell phone in his car.Read more...
In Kate Watterson's thrilling suspense novel "Frozen," Bryce Grantham wants a quiet vacation at his family's cabin. On his first night in town, he meets a lovely girl at a bar and gives her a ride home. The next day, he finds her cell phone in his car. When he tries to return it, Bryce discovers that the young woman has vanished, leaving behind only a bloody shoe.
Suddenly Bryce Grantham is the primary suspect in a murder investigation.
Detective Ellie MacIntosch has a serial killer on her hands, but without a body, she has few leads and the stalled investigation has her on edge. Bryce Grantham seems to be the perfect suspect.
Eighteen months have gone by without a clue, and yet Grantham starts reporting stumbling across the bodies of the missing women with unbelievable frequency. The evidence against him is almost irrefutable but Ellie's gut tells her the case is not so cut and dry.
Before Ellie compromises the investigation, her career, and possibly her life in order to prove Bryce's innocence, she must determine whether he is a manipulative, cold-blooded killer or the victim of a madman playing a sickening game."
- ISBN-13: 9780765369604
- ISBN-10: 0765369605
- Publisher: Tor Books
- Publish Date: December 2012
- Page Count: 384
- Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds
Series: Detective Ellie Macintosh #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-11-05
- Reviewer: Staff
Set in the Wisconsin woods in fall, this disquieting first in a new suspense series from Watterson (The Best Mistake) introduces Det. Ellie MacIntosh. Divorced software designer Bryce Grantham, who's staying at his parents' place on Loon Lake, flees the cold and the quiet to visit a local bar. There, he surprises himself by striking up a conversation with a lovely grad student, Melissa Simmons, whom he drives home that night. The next morning, when Bryce tries to return the cellphone she left in his car, he finds Melissa gone and pools of blood outside her cabin. His discovery attracts the attention of Ellie, who already suspects a serial killer is at work. After Bryce stumbles across another body or two, possibly victims of the same murderer, he becomes Ellie's prime suspect. The plot takes a few unexpected turns before reaching the satisfying conclusion. Agent: Barbara Poelle, Irene Goodman Literary. (Jan.)