TITLE: THE KILLING PLACE
AUTHOR: TESS GERRITSEN
Details: no. 8 Rizzoli and Isles
Published in the US as ICE COLD
Maura Isles is in Wyoming for a medical conference when she accepts an invitation to join a former college friend's party on a skying trip. However, on the way to the Lodge where they're meant to be staying they get lost and end up in a place called Kingdom Come. Everything about Kingdom Come is creepy. The place is deserted although unfinished meals are sitting on the tables and the windows in the 12 houses are open.
Stranded in a place without any means to communicate with the outside world they struggle to find their way back to civilization, which becomes even harder when one of the party incurs a life threatening injury.
The first Jane Rizzoli hears about her missing friend is when a burned out car is found at the bottom of a ravine with four bodies in it. Jane is thought to be one of those bodies.
However, once it becomes clear that Maura didn't die in the car, a race is on to find her. But who can be trusted in Wyoming, what really happened in Kingdom Come and how did Maura's travelling companions end up dead?
Meanwhile, Maura has found an unlikely ally and is surviving under circumstances she would never have considered possible. Circumstances which will make her question her life and the decisions she has made in the past.
This was a thriller more than a mystery, but as a thriller is was a real page turner. It was nice to read about a Maura completely out of her comfort zone and forced to take a new look at herself and her life. The only problem I had was that this book reminded me a bit too much of Blue Heaven by C.J. Box. But I would recommend this book to anyone who is either a fan of Rizzoli and Isles or loves a good thriller.