Morning everyone and happy halloween! Today I’ve got two reviews for you, starting with Frozen Souls by Rita Herron, book 4 in the Detective Ellie Reeves series.  This is a brilliant, gripping crime thriller that you won’t want to put down….

About the Book: 

Title: Frozen Souls
Author: Rita Herron
Genre: Crime thriller
Series/Standalone: Fourth book in a series; Can be read as a standalone
Estimated page count: 449
Formats available: Paperback, Audiobook and eBook
Publisher: Bookouture (28 Oct. 2021)
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Tour organised by: Bookouture

She looked like an angel. She lay perfectly still, silky blonde hair falling to her pale shoulders. Icicles clung to her eyelashes as snowflakes fluttered to the frozen ground, burying her body.

As a snowstorm wreaks havoc in the mountain town of Crooked Creek, a woman is found buried in ice. Detective Ellie Reeves is first on the scene. Examining the body, she finds frozen blonde hair, pink nail polish and a silver heart necklace engraved with Mine Forever.

Ellie has first-hand experience of the monsters that lurk in the mountains––her childhood is testament to that. She vows to catch this one, but she’s up against the brutal weather, with snow covering footprints and making forensics impossible.

Frantically trawling through missing-person’s reports, Ellie identifies the victim. Nadine Houser disappeared eleven years ago. Where has she been all this time? Why was she only murdered now?

As storm clouds roll in, another girl is reported missing. Ellie retraces the steps of Ginger Weston who was renting a cabin in the mountains. She discovers a gold chain in the snow, spotted with blood. The killer is accelerating, and it’s just a matter of time before more innocent lives are robbed.

With the town blaming Ellie for the missing girl on her watch, and everyone fearing for their safety of their daughters, it’s down to Ellie to solve the toughest case of her career. But when the killer comes after her, will she live to save Crooked Creek from its ruthless monster?

A totally gripping read that will get your pulse pounding as you flip through the pages! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot who love a roller-coaster, twist-packed page-turner!

Buy Links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US ~ Apple ~ Kobo ~ Google

my thoughts

Rita has done it again – she’s delivered a fantastic, gripping, completely addictive novel with a chilling and brilliant plot.

I always love my visits back to Ellie to see how she’s getting on.  She’s a fantastic strong character, even when she’s up against a certain Sheriff! She’s so determined and yet again ends up in danger trying to save everyone else.

The setting is fantastic as always, and the killer completely gave me chills.  Rita’s descriptions are fantastic which really brings everything to life (which can be terrifying when there’s a killer on the loose!).  I was constantly on the edge of my seat, turning the pages and trying to figure things out!

I really enjoy Rita’s writing style and the fact that the chapters are told alternately between Ellie and the killer, which really adds to the suspense and sucks you in.

So another highly recommended one from me. If you’re looking for your next gripping crime thriller, with fantastic characters, a chilling plot and plenty of suspense then check this out!

about the author

USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. But she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a teacher instead. Now she writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.

With over ninety books to her credit, she’s penned romantic suspense, romantic comedy, and YA novels, but she especially likes writing dark romantic suspense and crime fiction set in small southern towns.

Where to find Rita online: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter | @ritaherron ~ Instagram | @ritaherronauthor

follow the tour

Thanks to Noelle for inviting me on to the tour, and to Rita and Bookouture for my copy of the book.  All views and opinions are my own.

Back again soon lovelies

Chelle x

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