Thursday, April 5, 2018

ICE by Lauren Carr (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery)


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.

Synopsis - 

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!

Lauren Carr has added a new series with the
​Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries!

Review - 

When you've read every single book by a favourite author, it's always an exciting day when they launch a new series. Such is the case with Lauren Carr and ICE.  All her previous book series centered around characters that were in some way connected. With the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery series we step into a whole new world.

Chris Matheson is a strong male character, a former FBI agent and a single dad of three girls. He moves home to the family farm to live with his mum after his dad dies so they can help each other. Due to circumstances, his return home is not easy.  Many years before Sandy Lipton, girl he went to high school with, had accused him of getting her pregnant. Shortly before giving birth she mysteriously disappeared.  While Chris denied any involvement with Sandy, there is no way to prove his innocence as she literally vanished into thin air.

Enter the Geezer Squad. Disguised as a book club, this group of retired professional men and women discreetly look into solving cold cases.  Chris Matheson is brought into the club not really knowing it was more than a book club, but he quickly becomes a part.  After he shares Sandy's story, the group decides to step in.

As the mystery surrounding the young teenager's disappearance slowly begins to unfold, the danger increases. Chris finds himself working closely with a member of the local police - Helen Clarke - his first love who broke his heart for reasons unknown. The suspects continue to multiply as the two find themselves drawn closer together, their passion reigniting.  The ending, when it comes, will surprise you.

ICE holds many of the elements Lauren Carr fans love about her books - strong, independent male and female characters, wonderful dogs full of character, a mystery that needs solving, a bit of humour and a good splash of danger.  However, this series has a bit of a darker flavour to it which I loved.  Not too much. Just enough to keep me turning those pages one after another.

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Meet The Author
Fab new behind the scenes author interview - HERE!
Previous Author Interview covering her journey to become a writer - HERE!
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.

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Marilyn, for the wonderful review for ICE! I am so glad you enjoy this first installment in the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery series. Here's wishing each of your followers luck in the giveaway!

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    1. My pleasure Lauren. I loved the new book and series!

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