Title: Dead Cold (Emily Stone)
Author: Jennifer Chase
Stars: 5 out of 5
This the first I have read by Jennifer Chase and while I was told it is a stand alone I felt lost when certain characters are introduced but not enough information given causing this reader to get lost.
Dead Cold is a non stop action thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seat that doesn't take prisoners. The story starts off with a kidnapper rescues that readers can only question how the heck did they make it out alive.
From there the story only keeps on going with the same speed while Emily and the Detective Danny Star hunt for a serial killer that gets into the minds of everyone twisting their ability to think clearly.
The author is able to create a timeline for readers by using date and time headings instead of chapters. Which readers will need as they dive into Emily's life and work.
The characters have dept that will be able to connect with them right away. Everyone is beautiful and handsome but I have found that seems to be the norm in books today.
Than you to Netgalley and the publisher JEC Press for the review copy and I can't wait to read more by this author.
What happens when one California community has a disturbing spike in homicides? It catapults cops into a deadly game of murder. Frozen human body parts hideously displayed at the crime scenes offers a horrifying interpretation that only a sadistic serial killer could design—and execute.
On the hunt for a complex serial killer, vigilante detective Emily Stone must face her most daring case yet. Stone’s proven top-notch profiling skills and forensic expertise may not be enough this time.
Young and ambitious, Detective Danny Starr, catches the homicide cases and discovers that it will test everything he knows about police work and the criminal mind. Can he handle these escalating cases or will the police department have to call in reinforcements—the FBI.
Emily Stone’s covert team pushes with extreme urgency to unravel the grisly clues, while keeping their identities hidden from the police. With one last-ditch effort, Stone dangles someone she loves as bait to draw out the killer. She then forces the killer out of their comfort zone with her partner Rick Lopez, and with help from a longtime friend Jordan Smith. A revelation of the serial killer’s identity leaves the team with volatile emotions that could destroy them.
The killer continues to taunt and expertly manipulate the police, as well as Stone’s team, and as they run out of time—they leave behind everyone and everything—in Dead Cold.
Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published July 2nd 2017 by JEC Press
About The Author:
Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning author and consulting criminologist. She has authored eight crime fiction novels, including the multiple award-winning Emily Stone thriller series along with a screenwriting workbook.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor degree in police forensics and a Master's degree in criminology. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.