Synopses & Reviews
In Kate Watterson's thrilling suspense novel Frozen, Bryce Grantham wants a quiet vacation at his familys cabin. On his first night in town, he meets a lovely girl at a bar and gives her a ride home. The next day, he finds her cell phone in his car. When he tries to return it, Bryce discovers that the young woman has vanished, leaving behind only a bloody shoe.
Suddenly Bryce Grantham is the primary suspect in a murder investigation.
Detective Ellie MacIntosch has a serial killer on her hands, but without a body, she has few leads and the stalled investigation has her on edge. Bryce Grantham seems to be the perfect suspect.
Eighteen months have gone by without a clue, and yet Grantham starts reporting stumbling across the bodies of the missing women with unbelievable frequency. The evidence against him is almost irrefutable…but Ellies gut tells her the case is not so cut and dry.
Before Ellie compromises the investigation, her career, and possibly her life in order to prove Bryces innocence, she must determine whether he is a manipulative, cold-blooded killer…or the victim of a madman playing a sickening game.
"Set in the Wisconsin woods in fall, this disquieting first in a new suspense series from Watterson (The Best Mistake) introduces Det. Ellie MacIntosh. Divorced software designer Bryce Grantham, who's staying at his parents' place on Loon Lake, flees the cold and the quiet to visit a local bar. There, he surprises himself by striking up a conversation with a lovely grad student, Melissa Simmons, whom he drives home that night. The next morning, when Bryce tries to return the cellphone she left in his car, he finds Melissa gone and pools of blood outside her cabin. His discovery attracts the attention of Ellie, who already suspects a serial killer is at work. After Bryce stumbles across another body or two, possibly victims of the same murderer, he becomes Ellie's prime suspect. The plot takes a few unexpected turns before reaching the satisfying conclusion. Agent: Barbara Poelle, Irene Goodman Literary. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Kate Watterson grew up on a steady diet of mystery/suspense novels. If it involves murder and intrigue, she is bound to be hooked. Kate also writes award-winning historical novels as Emma Wildes. She lives in rural Indiana with her husband, three children, and a temperamental cat named Poot.