Once, her heart was empty. Now it’s filled with ice…
Ellen’s therapist told her to forget the past, but the life she’s left with is boring. All she wants is to be happy and normal, but the approaching long bleak nights of winter loom heavy before her, especially as she’ll be alone.
But when the secrets her mother put in place to protect her are exposed, Ellen learns the frightening truth. Her history is darker than she imagined. She’s not who she thinks she is, and the real her is a very different person to the one that others have mistreated and exploited.
If there’s hope of a future, Ellen must find answers about the past, and the new Ellen is less forgiving. This winter, there will be more than just discontent, and DI Barton will struggle in his hardest case to date.
How can he find the truth when all the victims and witnesses are dead?
The Ice Killer by Ross Greenwood is the final book in the series, but can be read as a standalone. The only thing that happened because I read this book as a standalone, was now I have more books on my TBR because I want to read the other two!
I found the POV shifts fascinating. We learn about and journey with DI Barton and his investigation in 3rd person. We also follow the ice killer, Ellen Vickerman in the first person. It was intense to follow the killer in first. It was getting inside her head and that was a scary place to be.
With themes of mental health and abuse, this novel is very well written. I think the sensitivity was on point, and it really helped develop the characters and plot.
Twists and turns, with a fast-paced rhythm, The Ice Killer was excellent.
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Ross Greenwood is the bestselling author of eight crime thrillers. Before becoming a full-time writer he was most recently a prison oﬃcer and so worked everyday with murderers, rapists and thieves for four years. He lives in Peterborough.
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