AS THE TEMPERATURE DROPS, THE BODY COUNT RISES
Firefighters race to put out a blaze at a remote farmhouse. They discover two young girls alone in the house.
Their mother is gone — and in her place is the dead body of a man, frozen naked in the foetal position. Two chess pieces made of ice have been left on the doorstep.
Then it happens again.
A missing woman. A frozen body. Chess pieces made of ice.
Detective Dove Milson and her team are on the case, but time is running out to stop a serial killer. Then ice sculptures are left outside Dove’s front door.
Is this check or checkmate?
In this utterly gripping thriller, what’s frozen in the past may destroy the present.
THE ICE DAUGHTERS is the unputdownable follow-up to GLASS DOLLS in D.E. White’s bestselling Detective Dove Milson series.
An Intricate, Extremely Well-Plotted Novel!
My first novel by this author, but it certainly won’t be my last!
When it happens once, it’s a puzzle; when it happens twice, it’s a pattern. Detective Dove Milson and her team have their work cut out with the latest crimes to land on them. In both cases, firefighters have turned up to discover a frozen dead body, a sinister ice message and young children left on their own as their mother has disappeared. What is going on?
Why would anyone leave a frozen body at the site of the abduction of a young mother? That’s the question facing Dove Milson and her team. There are lots of questions at the start of this one, and no obvious answers. I like the realism of this story – after all, the police usually begin with nothing and have to put in the work in order find out what’s going on. This is an intricate, extremely well-plotted novel which kept my brain ticking over until all was revealed. I had no idea where it was all going, which is the sign of a great crime story! The dynamics between Dove and her partner are perfect – each has a personal life and, whilst it is touched upon it doesn’t loom large. My only criticism would be that there is a lot revealed of what happened in the first in series, so there is no point in going back to read it now. However, that doesn’t take away from the cracking thriller this is, and I’m happy to give it 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: crime thriller, police procedural
- Format: ebook
- Size: 390 pages
- Publisher: Joffe Books
- Publication Date: 17 December 2020
- Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56133801
Daisy White / D. E. White is an Amazon bestselling author of cosy crime, crime thrillers and psychological thrillers.
She started writing on the back of napkins when flying as cabin crew. After a variety of other jobs, including working as a 999 call handler for the ambulance service, in A&E as a healthcare assistant, and in a supermarket, she finally began writing full time in 2017.
After initially self-publishing, and learning a whole lot about the publishing industry, her first cosy crime series, The Ruby Baker Mysteries (Joffe Books), was published in 2017/8. This was followed by two psychological thrillers, Remember Me, and, The Forgotten Child (HarperCollins) in 2019.
Daisy’s latest crime thriller, Glass Dolls (Joffe Books) became an instant Amazon bestseller, and book two in the DC Dove Milson series is out later this year.
A new cosy mystery series, The Chloe Canton Mysteries (Bloodhound Books) will be out in Feb 2021 and Daisy is currently working on another psychological thriller.
As well as writing, Daisy enjoys speaking at events, giving workshops at writing retreats and mentoring writers starting out on their own journeys.
She lives on the south coast of the UK, with her husband, children and a flock of rescue chickens.
Daisy is represented by Lina Langlee at The North Literary Agency.