Title: Frozen Heat
Author: Richard Castle
Review: I love the TV show Castle and wish that it was on more then it is…that said I have to say that reading the books is like watching an episode…just a bit slower moving. This one starts with a bang and you get to know more about Nikki’s mothers murder, just like Becketts mothers murder from the show. Yes the books are slightly different with names and some facts, but for the most part you can see how Castle gets his materials from his ride alongs and uses those to write his novels.
I realize that this is a TV novel tie in and not written by the actor…you would be surprised how many people don’t get that….hummmmm. But, if you enjoy the show you will enjoy the novels. There is more sex in the books then in the TV show and no daughter for Rook. One of the murders is quite icky and I could just imagine what her apartment must have looked like after the shot…yuck!
Pick up this book and the others if you haven’t yet….slower than the show…but still a fun ride.
Published: Published September 11th 2012 by Hyperion
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Where I Obtained the Book: Requested it from my local library.
Synopsis: Hot on the heels of Richard Castle's #1 New York Times bestseller Heat Rises comes the fourth novel in the Nikki Heat series, Frozen Heat. Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook are together again, facing an unsolved murder mystery that has haunted Nikki for ten years.
NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother's background.
Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Nikki's search will unearth painful family truths, expose a startling hidden life, and cause Nikki to reexamine her own past. Heat's passionate quest takes her and Rook from the back alleys of Manhattan to the avenues of Paris, trying to catch a ruthless killer. The question is, now that her mother's cold case has unexpectedly thawed, will Nikki Heat finally be able to solve the dark mystery that has been her demon for ten years?
Author Biography: Richard Castle is the author of numerous bestsellers, including the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Society's prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Castle currently lives in Manhattan with his daughter and mother, both of whom infuse his life with humor and inspiration.
Note: Richard Castle is a fictional character from the ABC television show, Castle , played by Nathan Fillion. The biography is of this character. His name is being used as a pseudonym for tie-in novels to the TV show.