Book Review: Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

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A seductive thriller packed with unexpected twists, engaging characters, and a deadly but beautiful landscape — that’s what you’ll find within the pages of Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick.

black iceSometimes danger is hard to see… until it’s too late.

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there… and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target.

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?

BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…

After her paranormal romance series, The Hush, Hush Saga, I didn’t fully know what to expect from Black Ice — but Fitzpatrick doesn’t fail to impress. I was instantly pulled into the story by her charming characters, and as the drama unfolded, I was eager to see what would happen next. Truth be told, I stayed up until about 2am to finish reading this book in a single sitting — because I just couldn’t rest until I found out what happened.

With her writing, Fitzpatrick transports readers into the snowy Grand Tetons of Wyoming. You get a sense of the cold and the eerie silence that falls when it snows out; I could easily imagine the crunch of feet on packed snow, the soft shushing of gently falling flakes, and the bright glow of moonlight on freshly-fallen snow. It was lovely and beautiful, but equally terrifying within the context of the book, as Britt seeks to escape her captors.

And though I was wary of the relationship developing between Britt and Mason (one of her kidnappers), Fitzpatrick ultimately proved I had nothing to worry about. No cheesy cop-outs needed; she’s crafted a legitimate, believable thriller and populated it with well-rounded, fully-developed characters.

Black Ice is in stores October 7th.

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