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Maura Isles junta-se a um velho amigo, que leva a filha e mais dois amigos, para esquiar. Durante a viagem, o jipe avaria e os cinco têm de procurar abrigo em Kingdom Come, uma aldeia misteriosamenteabandonada da noite para o dia, abrigo de uma estranha seita religiosa liderada pelo carismático Jeremiah Goode. Dias depois, Rizzoli recebe a notícia de que o corpo de Isles fMaura Isles junta-se a um velho amigo, que leva a filha e mais dois amigos, para esquiar. Durante a viagem, o jipe avaria e os cinco têm de procurar abrigo em Kingdom Come, uma aldeia misteriosamenteabandonada da noite para o dia, abrigo de uma estranha seita religiosa liderada pelo carismático Jeremiah Goode. Dias depois, Rizzoli recebe a notícia de que o corpo de Isles foi encontrado carbonizado numa ravina das montanhas. Determinada a descobrir a verdade, a detetive parte para Kingdom Come, onde revelações horrendas estão enterradas e onde paira a ameaça de um inimigo implacável....

Title : Seita maldita
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ISBN : 978972424710
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 342 Pages
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Seita maldita Reviews

  • Jenn
    2019-03-04 11:09

    WHY Tess, why????Allow me to premise this review by saying that I have read every one of Ms. Gerritsen’s books and loved most of them (barring only the Mephisto Club). She is a brilliant writer, and the first few novels of Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles were wonderful, theatrical worthy thrillers. This book was an ENORMOUS disappointment. For awhile, her books have slowly and steadily become less about the crime and mystery thriller aspects, than about some personal agenda. Each new book seems to be a mirror to what is going on in the world; paranoia about black ops, corrupt government, secret societies and now, in this latest, polygamist cults AND black ops.The plot was weak, several secondary characters developed and then deserted (this was a good 1/3 of the book. WHY BOTHER???)as if she could not be bothered to finish their story. Several faulty research issues also annoyed me, like building a roaring fire inside of an ice cave she and her young companion built-what survivalist would have done that? They’d have melted their structure and been suffocated.Both Maura and Jane have become very one-dimensional characters in this novel. Nothing worth writing home about. The overall novel was very disjointed. It was a quick read because 2/3 of the book was uneccessary filler you could skim. It almost felt like the author and editor were breaking the book up into sections with three different mini mysteries in order to create 3 separate TV episodes for the new show… Which BTW, I like, but it is NOT the real Jane Rizzolli and Maura Isles. If you like the TV show BONES, however, you will like “Rizzoli & Isles.” Long-time fans of the original books, stay away.Overall, I am very disappointed. This is definitely not up to the previous quality of Gerritsen fiction. I wasted time and money on this, and am grateful I at least brought it for my e-reader so that I do not have the book sitting on my shelf mocking me.

  • Thomas
    2019-02-25 15:48

    4*This is a tense mystery with more than one villain. Dr. Maura Isles, Boston Medical Examiner, is in Wyoming for a medical conference. The conference is over and she is invited on a last minute ski trip by an old acquaintance from medical school. She joins his party only to get caught in a blizzard on a dirt road. Their SUV goes into a ditch and they walk to an abandoned group of houses on a private road. There is a car in each garage and food on the tables in many houses. Something happened that caused everyone to leave in a hurry and without their cars. The people that were living there were part of a cult whose leader is still alive. Jane Rizzoli, Boston PD homicide, and her husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, go to Wyoming to look for their friend when she is reported missing. Several more people die and I won't go into spoiler territory, but the case is resolved. I liked the ending. If you are turned off by gore, this might not be for you, as there is a graphic description of an autopsy. This is book 8 in the series and I recommend reading them in order. I borrowed this book from the library.

  • PaigeBookdragon
    2019-03-09 15:04

    Pro: I thought Maura would die and her undecisive ass would be sent straight to kingdom come. *snicker*Con: False alarm. The bitch lives.

  • Linda Alexander
    2019-02-28 12:46

    One of the reasons I enjoyed 'Ice Cold' to such a degree was due to the story mostly dealing with a cult, because it seems there are quite a few in the U.S. and it is alarming how much control they have over their members' minds. Tess Gerritsen certainly found a hot topic to write about in my opinion.Tess just really 'hooks' a person at the get-go, and next thing one is so absorbed into the lives of the characters. I started this book on Monday and found myself staying up all night to finish it---unfortunately, with only the last 40 pages left to read, my eyes would no longer stay open!! Had to finish reading it this morning (Tuesday).Books that are in the 425+ page category, again in my personal opinion, make me just want them to end long before the last page, but this story was so terrific it seemed only 322 pages was entirely too brief! I think she could have expounded a bit more in some areas of her book, but it was a fascinating read with just enough 'twists' in it to keep me on the edge throughout. Tess is most definitely one of my most favorite authors and I've never failed to be impressed with her works; very talented lady.

  • Gary
    2019-03-07 16:02

    Another solid readGerritsen manages to crank out book after book that is consistently solid, well plotted, and entertaining. I return to this series between my other books, so to speak, because I know I can count on a reliable story with new twists.This book blends an isloated cult story together with a generally creepy atmosphere that works largely due to the author's skill in creating a setting, likable characters, and leaving the reader never sure exactly what is going on. Usually when I have read the number of books by one author as I have this one ( I have read each book in the series up to this point), I continue with their writing because although predictable, I enjoy their stories and don't mind the repetition. This author, however, finds new ways to jeopardize familiar characters and unusual puzzles to solve in a typically gruesome fashion.The characters are effectively isolated and hunted in an environment where everyone is suspect and they, therefore, can trust no one. The plot twists kept me guessing up until the very end, and even then surprised me once more.highly recommended for mystery genre readers that don't mind a little gore.

  • Carmela Masi
    2019-03-17 08:46

    This book starts out with all the twists and turns that make for a good mystery thriller with great reintroduction of some favourite characters. However, the use of the cult and the initial introduction from a character that is found to be less than important leads this book astray, sometimes less is also more.

  • Alisha Marie
    2019-02-25 09:51

    You'd think that once the 8th book in a series rolls around, the author would lose steam with the characters and they would transform into caricatures of what they once were. This is not at all the case with Ice Cold. In fact, I am positive that Ice Cold has to be the best one yet, even beating The Mephisto Club when it comes to my favorite Rizzoli and Isles book.Ice Cold was definitely the Rizzoli and Isles book with the most suspense. The whole survival story line had me flipping the pages at an alarming rate while simulatenously frustrating me because I really wasn't making the book last. The tension, of course, won out and I ended finishing Ice Cold in about three hours. Usually when I'm this far into a series, it becomes less about the cases and more about the characters. However, if you take Rizzoli and Isles out of this book, I still think I'd love it to bits and pieces.Ice Cold was just so creepy, sure the tension was there, but I was a bit scared throughout the whole novel. I was so relieved that I started and finished this while it was still light outside, otherwise I would've been a mess (more of a mess). The plot was also infuriating. Not in the "the author has no idea what she's talking about" kind of way, but in the "this subject just really pisses me off" way. That's basically the way I feel when it comes to polygamist sects, but this was done in a way that I didn't finish the book completely upset (or more upset than I usually am when it comes to this subject).Now the characters: I'm still in love with them, hence why tears came to my eyes when I read the synopsis for this book. Jane Rizzoli is all types of badass regularly, but she was just plain awesome in this book. Maura Isles' broke my heart with her whole situation with Daniel and I felt so bad for her. I think this is the one book where she shows the most vulnerability. This is also the book that sheds light to how close Jane and Maura really are. I found myself "aww"-ing when everything came to light and how Jane was there for Maura. I kept thinking "Aww! They're such good friends, even though they insist on calling each other colleagues!" I've also been missing Gabriel these past couple of books and he's here in all his shiny and awesome glory. Not enough Barry Frost (I enjoyed him in the last book), but I guess I can excuse that since he did have a significant part in The Keepsake.So, I have to say that Ice Cold was the best Rizzoli and Isles yet. It just started out great and kept on going strong. Plus, Tess Gerritsen seems to be great at not making it absolutely necessary to pick up the previous books in the series (although you absolutely should), yet doesn't make all the readers who already have feel like she was repeating the same old information that we already knew. It was just some sprinkled here and there. Anyway, I highly recommend Ice Cold. It was creepy, suspenseful, and just an amazing mystery read all around. Can't wait for her next book in this series and am so excited that the show premieres in 3 days. YAY!

  • İlkim
    2019-02-26 10:56

    Bu yorumu Kitap Esintisi sayfasında bulabilirsiniz. Tess muhteşemdin yine ya. Ben bu kitabı nasıl okudum nasıl bitirdim hiç hatırlamıyorum. En başlarda gerilimden gözüme uyku girmedi, zar zor kenara koyup yattım. Ama ertesi gün affetmedim, okuldaki sıkıcı dersler de saolsun, hızlı bir şekilde sona ulaşmamı sağladılar. Ben Agahta Christie okurken sonlara doğru feci gerilirim, bu kitapta baştan sona gerilim içindeydim. Konusu beni bir çekti ki anlatamam. 7. kitaptan pek tat alamamıştım ama 8 bomba gibi geldi cidden.Kitabın ana karakteri Maura idi. Daniel isimli sinir olduğum rahip ile olan ilişkisi yüzünden çok bunalmış, mutsuz bir halde. Aslında birbirlerini seviyorlar ama Daniel bir türlü Maura’yı seçemiyor ve beni uyuz ediyor. 6. kitaptan beri ilişki içindeler ama o nasıl bir ilişki Maura da ben de anlayamıyoruz. İşte Maura böyle bir ruh halinde Wyoming’e seminere gidiyor ve orada eski okul arkadaşına rastlayınca onlarla ufak bir tatil yapmayı kabul ediyor. Tabi çok kısa bir süre sonra kabul etmemeyi diliyor. Olaylar yanlış yola sapıp arabalarının kara saplanmasıyla başlıyor. Ahret denilen garip bir kasabada gecelerini geçirmeye karar veriyorlar çünkü etrafta gidebilecekleri herhangi bir yer yok. Ama gittikleri kasabada in cin top oynuyor, her şey yarım bırakılmış, sanki hayalaet bir kasaba gibi. Maura ve de arkadaşları bu durumdan bir hayli işkilleniyorlar tabi. Ve grupta meydana gelen bir kaza ile de oraya saplanıp kalıyorlar, kurtarılmayı beklerlerken bir yandan da kayaklarla yola çıkan biri oluyor. Bu sırada Boston’da Maura’nın eksikliği fark ediliyor ve Jane onu bulmaya kendini adıyor. En başta bulunan bir cesedin Maura olduğu sanılıyor. Hatta cenazesi vs. bile yapılıyor ama son anda Jane’e gelen bir haberle onun olmadığını anlayıp derin bir nefes alıyorlar. Diğer yandan Maura ise ölüm kalım savaşı vermektedir ama ummadığı bir yerden yardım gelir. Ahret kasabasındaki tarikat da ayrı bir konu. Kitabın açılış sahnesinde zaten ne kadar hasta bir zihniyete sahip bir lider tarafından yönetildiğini görüyorsunuz, ilerledikçe de tarikatın içine dalıyorsunuz. Liderin müritlerine intihar emri verdiğini düşünmemek elde değil. Kitap ilerledikçe aslında başka faktörler de olduğunu görüyorsunuz. Şimdi söylemiyorum burada, yan hikayeleri ve de sonucu öğrenmek istiyorsanız alın okuyun diyorum. Rizzoli’yi benim kadar özlediyseniz eminim hoşunuza gidecektir.Ps: Bu arada Regina 1.5 yaşına gelmiş minik haylaz. Ellerimde büyüdü velet :DPs 2: Bu da sevgili yayınevine. Kitapta konuşan ve bahsedilen kişilerdeki karmaşa sinir etti beni. Jane konuşurken “dedi Maura” cinsinden çok hata vardı. Gerçekten çoktu, durmadan cümleyi tekrar tekrar okumama neden oldular, uyuz oldum.

  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    2019-03-01 09:03

    This book gave a change of pace as it takes place in Wyoming. Maura gets trapped with a small group who have gone for a weekend adventure after a medical conference. Their car goes off the road in a snow storm and their situation goes from bad to worse. There were some interesting aspects of the plot and it was good to see Rizzoli and Dean second guess the local law enforcement.It stalled a bit in the middle. The twist in the plot was good but I would have like to see a few more details at the end.A good addition to the series...

  • Fergie
    2019-02-21 13:12

    In many ways, Ice Cold seems like several novels wrapped into one, interconnected by mysterious details that only come into full light after the last page is read. Tess Gerritsen knows how to layer her novels better than most authors, and this book is no exception. She meticulously lays out the plot without the pace of the novel suffering as a result of it. Ice Cold’s story belongs to the character of Dr. Maura Isles, medical examiner from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. While most of the series focuses on work she and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli do, this novel revolves around the personal side of Maura’s life. The implications that arise from her illicit affair with a priest is the starting point to the story -- one that finds Maura attending a medical conference in Wyoming, where she uncharacteristically throws caution to the wind after she reconnects with an old med school classmate. An impulsive ski trip turns into a hair raising experience, filled with terror, and ultimately, more questions than answers. Back in Boston, Maura’s colleague and friend, Jane Rizzoli, heads to Wyoming and leads an investigative search for Maura when Dr. Isles doesn’t arrive home after her conference.In every Tess Gerritsen novel, Gerritsen becomes the authoritative voice on each book’s chosen topic. In Ice Cold, Gerritsen lays the groundwork for a sordid story of polygamy at an abandoned, isolated cult town near Jackson, Wyoming. Readers have come to expect the bends and turns of each Rizzoli & Isles novel. In fact, this one seems to have so many of them that if the reader isn’t keeping pace, he or she may be dizzied by the amount of twists that Gerritsen has become so prolific at creating. When one part of the story reaches its end, another opens, leading the characters and reader down a new path, filled with more intrigue and questions. Father Daniel Brophy and Anthony Sansone, two male characters who vied for the love and attention of Maura in past books from this series reappear in Ice Cold. The layering that I look forward to in regards to the characters – especially as it pertains to my favorite character, Maura Isles, is most evident in this novel. Taking Dr. Isles out of her professional environment and normal setting of Boston not only doesn’t impede the story, but adds a unique opportunity for Gerritsen. To see different aspects of the characters we have come to love outside of their natural element added a sense of adventure to an already exciting plot. The story’s many twists and turns converge, leading to Ice Cold’s final, unexpected crescendo. Of the books I’ve read thus far of this series, I found Ice Cold to arrive at one of the most surprising conclusions.Gerritsen knows how to keep her readers interested, invested, and guessing, even after you’ve gained insight into the possibilities of where she may be leading you. She is a masterful storyteller of suspense with an intellect unmatched by any other crime writer I’ve read. If you’re a thrill-seeking reader, who enjoys plots that keep you on the edge of your seat, Ice Cold, like all of Gerritsen’s novels, will not disappoint.

  • Em Chainey (Bookowski)
    2019-03-03 12:07

    Tess çıkar da ben okumadan durur muyum sizce? Tabii ki hayır:)Yine Tess, yine sürüklüyor sizi kendisiyle ve yine sonunda ters köşe yapıyor. Aslında hikaye boyunca bir şeylerin sizi sonradan şaşırtacağını biliyorsunuz. Veriyor sinyallerini. Bak, diyor, bildiğin gibi değil aslında hikaye. Ama siz sonlara doğru, "Çözdüm ben bunu, katil sensin değil mi? Seni gidi seni..." desenizde hop tepetaklak yine sizi, "Hadi ya! Yapma be!" hallerine sürüklüyor. Kitapta ölüm de olsa, hüzün de olsa (ki bunlar yaşamda da var) sonunda yine hayat devam ediyor ve siz, "Bir sonraki maceraya bir bilet lütfen," şeklinde bir cümle kurmak istiyorsunuz, hatta kuruyorsunuz da. Yayınevleri bunu ne kadar duyar bilinmez ama siz beklemeye mecbur olduğunuzu bile bile Tess'in bir sonraki iyi kitabınının yollarını gözlemeye hazır olduğunuzu kendinize kanıtlamış oluyorsunuz bile. Buraya kadar sanırım yaptığım edebiyat sizi okumaya sürükleyecektir. Eğer yeni başlayacak bir Tessever adayı iseniz hemen kitaplarını edinin ve okumanın keyfine varın. Eh, eğer ki sürüklemediyse o zaman Tess'in yanına bile yaklaşmayın derim ben:DBense diğer kitabı beklemeden İngilizce'den okuyabilirim. Ya da ana dilimden okumayı beklerim. Şimdilik kararsızım. Ama kararlı olduğum tek bir şey var; o da Tess ne yazsa okurum be sevgili okur!

  • April Thompson
    2019-02-24 09:05

    Am I the only one that thought some of the book felt unfinished? Quite a bit of the story is built around the secondary characters, yet, their story seems to dissipate.

  • Maura
    2019-03-18 16:56

    Originalrezension: The emotional life of booksMEINE MEINUNG:Ich wusste, dass Tess Gerritsen gute Bücher schreibt. Ich hatte ja selber schon welche davon gelesen. Doch, was dieses Buch mit mir angestellt hat, hätte ich nicht erwartet. Denn wenn Maura mal an einem Buch klebt, obwohl sie eigentlich zig andere Dinge zu tun hätte, dann ist das definitiv etwas ganz besonderes!Aber fangen wir von vorne an. Ich wusste relativ früh, dass dieses Buch das Potenzial mitbringt, mich zu fesseln - mal abgesehen davon, dass es sich hier um einen Thriller handelt. Denn meine liebste Protagonistin ist Maura Isles und ja, vielleicht bin ich wegen dem Namen ein wenig voreingenommen, aber wer mag es mir schon verdenken. Sie spielt, wie dem auch sei, eine sehr wichtige Rolle in dem Buch, dreht sich das ganze Buch quasi nur um sie bzw. das, was sie erlebt.Auch ist dies kein klassischer Mordfall bei dem dann erst Jane anfängt zu ermitteln. Nein, Maura ist mittendrin, denn sie ist mehr oder minder eines der Opfer der Tat und gerät dabei selber in Lebensgefahr. Dadurch wird die Geschichte auch so unheimlich spannend, denn man jagt dem Täter nicht nur hinterher (was Jane später macht), nein man ist plötzlich der Gejagte (durch Maura) und versucht sein eigenes Leben zu retten.Selbstredend dass das Buch kaum spannender hätte sein können. Es gab eigentlich keine einzige Stelle, an der ich mich auch nur ansatzweise hätte langweilen könne. Wie anfangs bereits erwähnt, ich klebte förmlich an dem Buch, konnte es nicht aus der Hand legen, bis ich es schließlich zu Ende gelesen hatte - innerhalb eines einzigen Tages!Rückblickend finde ich es allerdings etwas seltsam, dass der Kriminalfall, in den Jane relativ am Anfang des Buches involviert war, nicht näher Beachtung geschenkt worden war - aber das wäre dann wahrscheinlich auch zu viel gewesen. So ist das nicht weiter schlimm, es geschehen ja auch genug andere aufregende Dinge, die einen das schnell vergessen lassen.Sehr gut gefallen hat mir auch, dass die verschiedenen Personen, mit denen Maura zu tun hatte, sich so schwer habe durchschauen lassen und man eigentlich nie recht wusste, was bei ihnen im Kopf los war. Dadurch, dass man sie so schlecht einschätzen konnte, blieb man als Leser immer auf der Hut und fasste eigentlich zu kaum einem wirklich Vertrauen - abgesehen von einem Jungen, den man allerdings erst viel später kennen lernt.Der Schreibstil der Autorin lässt sich wirklich sehr leicht und schnell lesen. Und das, obwohl sie doch an der ein oder anderen Stelle den Leser einen medizinischen Fachbegriff an den Kopf wirft. Doch gerade das macht es auch so interessant, da man hier eine Autorin hat, die sich wirklich mit Medizin auskennt und sich das nicht nur im Zuge des Buche irgendwie selber angeeignet hat.Richtig gelungen fand ich auch das Ende. Es hat einen wirklich überrascht, denn die Autorin hat es damit wieder einmal geschafft, nicht an einem von Vorurteilen belasteten schwarz-weiß Denken verhaftet zu bleiben, sondern sich davon zu lösen und dem Leser damit vor den Kopf zu stoßen. So wirkt die Geschichte noch einen Tick echter und realer. MEIN FAZIT:Mein Fazit wird euch jetzt wohl kaum überraschen: Totengrund ist das bisher beste Buch, das ich von Tess Gerritsen gelesen habe, und es hat sich sogar einen Platz in der Reihe meiner absoluten Lieblingsbüchern erkämpft. Es ist so spannend, dass ich es quasi in einem Rutsch durchgelesen habe. Bis spät Nachts bin ich wach geblieben, um es fertig zu lesen, musste ich doch unbedingt wissen, ob Maura es übersteht. Wer gerne Thriller liest oder auch nur einen Einstieg in das Genre finden möchte, dem kann ich Tess Gerritsens Bücher wirklich nur empfehlen! Die Rizzoli & Isles muss man übrigens nicht in der Reihenfolge der Veröffentlichung lesen, um alles zu verstehen, mache ich auch nicht.

  • * kyrat
    2019-03-15 08:44

    Warning Spoilers:I really enjoy Tess Gerritsen. Even though she often uses the same couple of characters, she manages to keep her books fresh & interesting. So many authors I read get stuck in basically writing the same book over and over again.I find her characters more refreshing than some others. Espeically her female characters -who in other mysteries tend to be merely ancilliary side characters or the Victim that needs rescuing. I enjoy that Rizzoli is tough and so good at her job (they really failed in the tv series by making her look like a model though). I love Maura for being so smart & an atheist. I enjoy that she even took what some might consider a daring move by having Maura have an affair with a priest.She ranges her mysteries from human experiments, sex trafficking, lost sibilings & mothers, occultism, mummies & bog bodies. I feel like I learn a little each time I read her books (like how to make a 'bog body'! :D)This time she take on cults, which is something I have been very interested in & even took a class in college about. She does present the information very well and realistically (the type of people drawn to them, how they recurit & treat their members, etc.). Somehow though I did not enjoy this book quite as much as some of the previous ones.The mystery is very well built, the twists & turns do not feel artificial and I was really fooled on exactly what had happened to the town.I appreciate that her background is medical, but somehow the very graphic description of dismemberment and then rural surgery & then gangrene & madness was a little too much. Also, while I like that she is willing to kill characters and not have the generic 'happy hollywood type ending'. And while I did like that the Cult leader & his victim went down together - I was actually kind of bothered that pretty much everyone except Rat dies. I was hoping the teen kid Grace might be found amongst the cult (like they had kidnapped her for the prophet or something like that). The whole extra 4 people who suffer greatly & then die in a gruesome way due to a confused GPS just felt a little overkill for my taste personally.The random company that turnred out to be responsible for several of the plot points did feel a little bit smooshed in at the end (in my opinion).I still liked it, still recommend for those w/ strong stomaches & will still keep reading all her books.

  • Susan
    2019-02-23 14:11

    I love Tess Gerritsen books. I lap them up when they come out. But I was a bit confused with the plot in this book. SPOILERS AHEADSPOILERS AHEADSPOILERS AHEADSo Maura goes off on a side-trip with a college pal, his daughter, and two of his friends. This takes up a good one-third of the book, if not more. So why does it feel like these four were thoroughly abandoned by the end of the book? I kept going "When is Jane going to help find these four people? Am I going to see them under control of the prophet, with a wedding in the works when Jane finds them?" But THEN I realized they were the four bodies burned in the over-turned truck. I'm usually a good connect-the-dot'er, but I couldn't connect the dots very quickly with what happened to Maura's companions (mainly because there was a town with 41 bodies in it, and I thought four of those 41 were in the car--and I was hoping that, too, since I didn't want a 13-year-old killed off!). Plus, Maura never had an opportunity to show shock over their deaths, so I never did either.Anywho. This muddled subplot ruined the book for me, which is disappointing considering I love reading anything about polygamy and false prophets!Also, I felt that there was a missed opportunity between a Brophy/Samsone showdown. Or even a major Brophy/Maura moment, considering he went to Maura's funeral! Wouldn't that make up even the most diehard of priests' minds about the should I/shouldn't I conundrum?Here's hoping the next book really "goes there" rather than only giving me a half-hearted attempt.

  • Wanda
    2019-03-19 10:02

    It was OK.I loved Tess Gerritsen, just as once upon a time I loved Kathy Reich. Unfortuntately something happens to writers of good books when they become best selling authors. Perhaps not to all, but to some of them. This boook was a competent beach read and nothing more. Gerritsen's other books were so much better, but it seems as though she has sold out to the forces of those in the publishing world who control James Patterson, Kathy Reich, the Kellermans, Jeffrey Deaver etc, etc.When dollars trump all it is sad. So now we have a TV version of Bones and a TV version of Rizzoli and Isles. Both were bound to be bad after the television folks got hold of great characters.Sadly, Gerritsen's stories -- like Reich's shows it. This drivel is not why I became hooked on her books.Gerritsen is a competent writer and I think that her editor needs to let her keep writing the way that she did when she started. She has produced masterful books.This one which concerns Isles being rescued by a 16 year old after a convoluted plot before the plot, smacks of stock characters, the usual bad guys, and a hackneyed premise.Tess, this was a good pool read because it required little concentration, but stop listenting to the editors, unless what you want to be is a James Patterson clone!

  • Dane Jackson
    2019-02-28 17:12

    This was my first dose of Rizzoli and Isles and I liked the experience. This wasn't your typical murder mystery thriller, so I really enjoyed the change of pace. The only drawback is that since this was my first experience in Gerritsen's world, I didn't feel like I got to know Rizzoli and Isles well enough in the novel. Luckily, the book was good, so I have no problem going back to their earlier adventures.

  • Krystle Kouture
    2019-03-16 13:01

    One of my favorites so far this year! Suspenseful, creepy, and surprising! This is the first Rizzoli and Isles book I've read, and now I want to read them all!

  • Jovita Vaitkutė
    2019-03-18 14:01

    Kol kas man tai viena greičiausiai perskaitytų ir labiausiai įtampos ir baimės kėlusi Gerritsen knyga. Skaitydama ją kovojau su dviem jausmais - su nenugalimu noru sužinot, kaip viskas baigsis ir baime toliau skaityt, kad nesisapnuotų košmarai. Veiksmas vyksta užpustytuose kalnuose, kur pagrindinė veikėja Mora su keliais draugais užklimpsta nenuvalytame kalnų kelyje. Prieglobstį randa tuščiame slėnyje, kur buvo įsikūrusi komuna. Čia ir prasideda, mano manymu, siaubo filmams būdinga įtampa - kur dingo komunos gyventojai? Kodėl viskas palikta taip, tarsi jie vis dar čia gyventų (maistas ant stalų, praverti langai, neuždarytos durys ir t.t.)? Ir visas likęs pasakojimas iki paskutinių puslapių nepaleido ir privertė šoktelti iš baimės. Tikrai rekomenduoju paskaityti.

  • Emma
    2019-03-07 12:11

    3.5 stars.An improvement on the last one.

  • Michael
    2019-02-20 09:58

    Wow what a great read. I must confess that The Killing Place is the first Tess Gerritsen book ive read and know im thinking to myself i have to read more of her books pronto. The story starts in curious circumstances with the Sheldon family George, his wife and daughter Katie being in a compound run by the mysterious leader calling himself Jebediah. Jebediah had been studying the young girl for a while something that left me distured. The true meaning of the first chapter would be revealed later and was very disturbing to say the least.After this we are 16 years in the future Maura Isles is at a medical confrence in Wyoming when she accidently runs into an an college from the past Doug. After having dinner he convinces her to go to cross country ski lodge with daughter and a few of his friends. This trip would proove disasterous for the travellers with first the group getting lost in heavy snowfalls the an accidentforcing them to abandon the car. After one of Dougs friends Arlo gets badlly injured they end up in a mysterious place called Kingdom Come a small settlement that seems to have lost its population despite food being present on tables and animals being dead. With weather worsening and the group getting more agitated and scared things look grim. After this friend and college Jane Rizzoli recieves word of Maura dissapearance and after initially dismissing it soon flies to Wyoming and starts to try and find her friend. Maura and Jane will soon reveal the secrets of Kingdom Come and a sect called The Gathering after meeting a young man calling himself rat and a social worker called Cathy.The Killing Place kept me thinking right from the first page. The story had it all believable and both likeable and some disturbing characters. The storyline had me continuelly wondering what will happen next. Often i thought i knew how things would end up only for the ending to totally throw me. Admittedly it was a tad bit slow at the start but this did not detract from the story overall. Compelling, disturbing and at times downright terryfying all the ingredients for a top shelf read.

  • Dustin Crazy little brown owl
    2019-03-04 15:14

    Random House did a 50 copy first reads giveaway for Ice Cold, then through arrangement with Tess Gerritsen, the publisher gave away 5 copies to our small Tess Gerritsen Fans group! I got me an advanced readers copy and loved it! The story is set in the middle nowhere - Wyoming in the winter :-) We see many old friends and meet some new characters that are sure to turn up in future books. ICE COLD worked the same magic on me as Tess's 2008 release, The Keepsake (although I must say The Keepsake remains my favorite of the series). My favorite stand-alone by Tess Gerritsen is The Bone Garden (2007).Calling all Tess Gerritsen Fans - Are you excited for Ice Cold? Want to discuss this book or earlier ones with other Tess Gerritsen Fans? You are hereby officially invited to join the new Tess Gerritsen Fans Group on Goodreads! Check it out with this direct link : to see you there!DustinModerator, Tess Gerritsen FansUpdate: Read it for the second time in 2012 and still consider it my second favorite of the series after The Keepsake :-)

  • Maria
    2019-03-15 14:03

    Cada vez que leio um livro de Tess Gerritsen fico a gostar ainda mais da autora e a ansiar pela saída de novo livro.Mais uma vez, Tess elege como protagonista a patologista Maura Isles que mais uma vez se vê envolvida num crime horrendo, que por pouco não resulta também na sua morte.Viajando para uma conferência, Maura acaba por reencontrar um antigo colega da faculdade que a convence a passar um fim-de-semana num local calmo, juntamente com a sua filha e um casal amigo. Mas pelo caminho muitas coisas estranhas vão acontecer e o grupo acaba por se refugiar numa povoação que aparenta estar desabitada. Mas algo soa estranho porque os habitantes parece terem partido à pressa…Entretanto, Jane, também já conhecida dos seguidores de Tess, preocupada com o desaparecimento de Maura, descobre que poderá haver uma seita por detrás de todos esses desaparecimentos…Com muita emoção à mistura, como já vem sendo habitual nos romances policiais de Gerritsen, gostei de ver abordado o tema das seitas religiosas e tudo o que isso acarreta, o fanatismo, a obediência cega para com o líder, a ausência de opiniões e de livre pensamento.Dá que pensar.

  • Emily
    2019-03-07 08:50

    Wow, this was a really different Rizzoli & Isles! The title was fitting as so much of the story takes place in the depths of a bitter cold, snowy winter in the Teton Mountains of Wyoming. Gerritsen made me shiver as I imagined the fear and helplessness that Maura and her unlikely companions were experiencing when they were stranded in a cult settlement way out of town. My only complaint is I would have liked a bit more follow-up on the fate of her companions. What ultimately occurred was obvious, but I thought Gerritsen owed them closure, given how much time she spent on them at the beginning. Overall, I found this to be a gripping installment in the series and am glad I finally got back to it after a long absence.

  • Fred
    2019-02-21 15:10

    Tess Gerritsen Fans Group LinkThe background is not Boston but Wyoming. Dr. Maura Isles & other doctors are in a Wyoming medical conference. The doctors go on a snow covered cross country trip. Their SUV stalls & search for help leads them to finding an abandoned "Kingdom Come" village. The buildings are not destroyed, up-to-date but no residents. Where they captured, homicides or escapes? Maura helped with injuries, then went to find resources but does not come back.Halfway thru the story the book's pace is picks up. Dead Doctors are found from the SUV accident. A charred body with Maura's wallet is return to Boston. A funeral mass started but Det. Jane Rizzoli stops Maura's cremation. Jane investigates & it's not Maura by comparing dental records. Did Jane survive the SUV crash -or- escape from the village? Jane's investigation finds 41 people lived in "Kingdom Come". (view spoiler)[Maura is found. Maura & Jane begin their usual complex investigation with medical terms, finding a unexpected religious congregation, people killed with frozen body temperatures & extremely dangerous chemicals on thawed bodies. (hide spoiler)]

  • Lynn Spencer
    2019-02-20 15:44

    Why yes, this book is totally implausible. Still fun to read, though.We get a lot of Maura in this book, with very little of Jane. Maura Isles is out west at a conference and decides to head out with a former classmate and some of his friends on an overnight jaunt. What starts as a pleasure trip turns into a nightmare on a snowed out road as one of the party is injured and the group ends up taking refuge in what appears to be a deserted village. The ultimate resolution of the story as the nature of the village becomes more and more clear is a bit much, but everything is written in such thrilling fashion that I found myself following along quite willingly.

  • Burçak Kılıç Sultanoğlu
    2019-03-08 11:12

    Ooofff yine muhteşemdi! Yine muhteşemdi! Gözümü kırpmadan saatlerce okudum valla. Aksiyon hiç hız kesmedi kalbim gümgüm..gümgüm..gümgümm.. kitabın sonuna kadar hızla attı :)) Bu seferki konumuz hayalet kasabanın sırrı, Sahte bir peygambere tapan binlerce insandan oluşan bir tarikat.Ve bahsetmemem gereken kitabın asıl sırrı olan bir konu daha var. Anlatmayacağım konuyu ama okuyun okutun süper bir kitap :)

  • Deniz Örsel
    2019-02-23 16:45

    Aslında yorum yazmayacaktım ama, yazmadan edemeyeceğim. Normalde yazarın kitapları aşağı yukarı aynıdır. Bir cinayet vardır ve çözülmeye çalışılır vs. Dinlenme kitabı olarak okumaya başladım.Ancak bu kitabı bir harikaydı. İlk yarısında gerilimden içim ürperdi desem yeridir. İkinci yarısında ise inanılmaz bir polisiye takibi, kovalamacası.. Her olay tokat yemişim gibi etkiledi. 18 saat gibi bir sürede merak içinde bitirdim. Gerilim-polisiye sevenlere kesinlikle öneririm. Mükemmeldi.

  • Gary
    2019-02-24 14:55

    The 8th book in the Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen.This is an excellent series of books that features Jane Rizzoli a police homicide detective and Maura Isles a medical examiner. The books are very well written and show a very good knowledge of Police procedure. The interaction between the main two characters is very effective and makes very entertaining reading.

  • Kitten
    2019-03-02 15:08

    What a great book! This is the third novel by Tess Gerritsen that I have read only in the last week and I cannot get enough of her writing and her stories. As I have already written reviews for "The Surgeon", "The Apprentice" and "Last to Die" I will not repeat any of the general stuff (such as my comments on her writing and her characters) here.But of course I'll talk about the story. I was so impressed by all of the plot twists and I can honestly say that there was not a single page in this book that I found boring.Now, I really love Jane Rizzoli - but I love Maura Isles as well and when she did not appear in the first book at all and played such a minor role in the second one, I was a bit disappointed. But "Ice Cold" really focuses on her and I absolutely love it. I also love her relationship with Rat and I hope that he'll appear in later books (and not only in "Last to Die", which I have already read).I'm actually a bit surprised by how much I like "Ice Cold". When I first read what it says on the back of the book I wasn't all that convinced since the general idea is not new at all. Our beloved protagonist meets an old friend/colleague/lover who convinces her to go on a trip with him and a few of his friends. Some things go wrong and suddenly they're trapped in the ice cold wilderness. Luckily, they manage to find a simple shelter and think they have time to figure out how to get out of this absolute mess. But then one of them gets hurt so they decide that someone has to go and get help... but this person never returns. So far, so good. However old this idea might be, I'm quite a sucker for it and this is why I bought the book anyway. And what Gerritsen does with this really simple base is remarkable. Her ideas are so original and there are so many plot twists that you couldn't have seen coming. It was especially surprising to finally hear what happened to the people of Kingdom Come.Yet, this book also has some flaws. (view spoiler)[I find it, for instance, rather confusing that Rat would continue to live in the wilderness even after he knows his sister is not in Kingdom Come anymore. He might not like the city and he might be able to survive on his own but his decision to stay out there does not make any sense. It only becomes logical after he finds Maura and the both of them are hunted. Moreover, I'm wondering why the bodies in Kingdom Come were not hidden. Yes, the bit of earth and all of the snow was enough for the moment but spring would've come and the corpses would've been found. And even if not. At some point someone would've notices that all of these people were missing. Another point is Katie Sheldon. The prologue focuses on her and we also meet her later in the story but I feel like she could've played a bigger role. I want to know how and why she escaped and I want to know what happened to all of her children. I want to know why the physical descriptions of Katie vary a bit. I want to know whether her parents are still alive and what they think of everything. The last point that bothered me a bit is the death of Doug, Grace, Elaine and Arlo. I know that they are dead and I know that their corpses were found. Yet I want to know what exactly happened to them. You can guess most of it but as you never really read it, it somehow doesn't feel real. (hide spoiler)]Despite my slight criticism I enjoyed "Ice Cold" a lot and I'm looking forward to reading more of Gerritsen's books in the future.