Thin Ice by Paige Shelton

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Beth Rivers is on the run – she’s doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic’s obsession. After being held in a van for three days by her kidnapper, Levi Brooks, Beth managed to escape, and until he is captured, she’s got to get away. Cold and remote, Alaska seems tailor-made for her to hideout.

Beth’s new home in Alaska is sparsely populated with people who all seem to be running or hiding from something, and though she accidentally booked a room at a halfway house, she feels safer than she’s felt since Levi took her. That is, until she’s told about a local death that’s a suspected murder. Could the death of Linda Rafferty have anything to do with her horror at the hands of Levi Brooks?

As Beth navigates her way through the wilds of her new home, her memories of her time in the van are coming back, replaying the terror and the fear-and threatening to keep her from healing, from reclaiming her old life again. Can she get back to normal, will she ever truly feel safe, and can she help solve the local mystery, if only so she doesn’t have to think about her own?

*****

Thank you, Minotaur Books for my copy of Thin Ice, in exchange for my honest review.  This title releases December 3, 2019.

The story follows Beth Rivers, aka Elizabeth Fairchild, who escapes the throws of a fanatic kidnapper and runs off to Alaska to hide and deal with her traumatic experience.

I enjoyed the atmospheric setting of the storyline and the Alaskan remoteness.  The author does a great job at setting the stage and making you feel like you are right there with the characters in the harshness of the wild.

It was a bit of slower burn for me but I still enjoyed trying to solve the murder mystery alongside Beth.  I also loved the cliffhanger at the end – it definitely piqued my interest for future books in this series and reading where Beth will go next!

This was a fun mystery read with a strong female lead and major Agatha Christie vibes. I recommend picking this one up if you are looking for a quick mystery read that isn’t at all predictable.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Happy Reading,
The Reading Beauty

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