When the body of a young woman is found in the frozen woods outside Ashland, Ohio, local detective Piper & Porter are called in to investigate. The victim appears to have died from a gunshot wound, but as it get colder and winter sets in, there’s only one thing detectives can be sure of – this won’t be the last death they see. With clues sparse and leads running cold, Piper & Porter team up with FBI agent Will Chase to try and unravel who killed Autumn Brandt and why. But time isn’t on their side – every day brings new dangers for both the victim’s family members and investigators alike. Can they catch the killer before another person dies? Or will winter take them all down? I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
For who is this book for ?
This is a book for adults. There are sexual scenes, violence and strong language. The Frozen Detective by Amanda Flower is the second book in the Piper and Porter Mystery series. When a young woman’s body is found in the frozen woods outside Ashland, Ohio local detectives Piper & Porter are called to investigate. The victim appears to have died from a gunshot wound but with winter setting in it’s hard to tell what really happened. As clues start piling up FBI agent Will Chase teams up with Piper & Porter to try and get some answers before more lives are lost. This was an enjoyable read that had me hooked until the very end! I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next in this series!
- The plot is well-constructed and kept me guessing until the end.
- The characters are likable and interesting.
- There’s a good mix of mystery, suspense, and thriller elements that makes for an exciting read.
- The book was a little slow in the beginning
- The author sometimes spelled the same word two different ways on consecutive pages
- There were a few typos
Learn more about the author
In her previous career as a reference librarian, Amanda Flower read and recommended millions of books to library patrons. It was inevitable that she would start writing fiction herself, and so she did, with three cozy mystery series to her credit: the Victorian Village mysteries (Applewood Books), the Amish Quilt Shop mysteries (Kensington), and the Magical Cures mysteries (Midnight Ink). She has also written two historical romances for Kensington’s Love Inspired line. A native of northeast Ohio, Amanda now lives in Florida with her husband and son.
“Piper and Porter are a great team- one’s calm and collected while the other is more impulsive. The plot was amazing, kept me guessing until the end! Cannot wait for book 3!”
“The Frozen Detective is a well-done murder mystery with plenty of chilling suspense. I couldn’t put it down!”
“This book was edge-of-your seat exciting! I couldn’t put it down and finished it in two days. The characters are well developed and the plot flows smoothly.”
“If you’re a fan of law enforcement procedurals, then Frozen Detective will be right up your alley. Flower throws in plenty of red herrings and plot twists to keep the pages turning.”