Intriguing and worth the late night!
I struck gold when I agreed to review the book ICED! I immediately loved the character Julienne LaMere. She reminded me of a friend I once knew in college, determined, geared on her career and diffident to take the well-trodden path of married with children. Julienne could not accept life with her longtime boyfriend, Brandon, no matter how much he sweetened the pot.
She needed to stand up to her father since he wanted her married and settling down. To her aunt and uncle and even her couple of cousins who were jumping through hoops to get her ‘figured out.’
The story is about Julienne putting a well-known lewd pastor in his place when he tries to grope her and the man getting murdered five minutes after she’s out of the room. Of course, I don’t need to tell you what ensues—a superb mystery the author Avery Daniels twists and twists and winds tightly around her baby finger. So tight, in fact, it is difficult to attempt a guess at what transpired and discover who might be the culprit.
Doubt, fear, and danger do not stop Julienne from conducting her own investigation. Especially that the clock is ticking and she needs to discover who did the deed before she is arrested and thrown in jail, or so she believes. Sometimes, the story shows us Julienne might be more afraid of marriage and the life expected of her than she is of coming face to face with a killer.
The mystery is relentless, the characters alive and funny, and for the lack of a better expression, the novel is a page-turner. A must read for all those who enjoy getting lost in a well-crafted story. (click the book to buy)
If you would like to discover more about the author, I invite you to visit her web page and discover who is Avery Daniels. As an opener, she resides in Colorado with two brother black cats as her spirited companions. She volunteers for a cat shelter, enjoys scrapbooking and card making, photography, and painting in watercolor and acrylic.
To discover more, simply click on the picture, and I’m sure you will find her at home.