Her Frozen Cry (Detective Amanda Steele 5) by Carolyn Arnold @Carolyn_Arnold @bookouture #BooksOnTour #BookReview

Title: Her Frozen Cry by Carolyn Arnold

Date Published: 9th June 2022

Publisher: Bookouture

Genre: Police Procedural


The moon shines through the open window, bathing the woman in pale light. Blood-red wine from a shattered glass soaks into the cream blanket beside her, and her dull eyes stare vacantly at the framed photograph in her hand.

When beautiful wife and mother Alicia Gordon is found dead in a remote woodland cabin, Detective Amanda Steele is shocked to discover that she knows the husband. Amanda hasn’t spoken to Tony since she lost the love of her own life seven years ago, and seeing tragedy tearing her old friend’s family apart brings back so many painful memories.

Alicia was alone when she died, but she was so young, and Amanda can’t help feeling suspicious. Then she discovers that Alicia’s sleep medication had been tampered with, slowly poisoning her over several days. Amanda wants to trust that the sorrow on Tony’s face is real, but the more she digs into his marriage, the more it seems that he had opportunity, and motive…

Interviewing one of Alicia’s old colleagues, Amanda is shaken to her core when the woman suddenly collapses in her arms, dying in seconds from a lethal dose of the same poison that killed Alicia. But what could link this woman to Tony?

With her partner blaming Amanda for not arresting Tony immediately, she needs to prove that he isn’t the killer, or accept that the second woman’s death could be on her hands. She’s running out of time and leads when she discovers threatening messages sent to both victims. It’s the final clue to unmasking the most twisted killer Amanda has ever come up against, and to stop them she’ll have to risk everything…

A heart-pounding crime thriller perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.

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I want to thank Bookouture for providing me with a copy of Her Frozen Cry in exchange for an honest review.

This is Detective Amanda Steele’s fifth outing, but it can easily be read as a standalone.

Her Frozen Cry is a fast-paced and well-written mystery that I absolutely devoured in two sittings.

If you don’t know this series, they’re police procedurals set in Prince William county which is a part of Virginia in the US. The main character is Amanda Steele, a no nonsense cop who lost her husband and daughter several years ago.

Amanda and her partner Trent are tasked with the suspicious death of Alicia Gordon, owner of beauty company New Belle. She’s found inside a locked cabin, but they can’t be sure what happened. Was it a suicide or was it murder? 

Amanda is still her likeable, if a bit abrasive, self who I’ve come to know and love over these past few novels. She really goes through it in her personal life with this novel! Trying to balance being a working mum, alongside caring for her adopted daughter Zoe, but the guilt is getting to her a bit. Not to mention the fact she used to be friends with one of the suspects in Alicia Gordon’s murder and dealing with some romantic feelings towards someone she shouldn’t. How she copes with it all, I don’t know!

I had the murderer in my sights quite early on, but there were plenty of red herrings along the way to distract me.

Yet another brilliant novel from Carolyn Arnold. I’m already looking forward to the next book!

About The Author:

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has several continuing fiction series and has many published books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from police procedurals, hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures. Her crime fiction series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining. This led to her adopting the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives near London, Ontario, Canada with her husband and two beagles.

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