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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Book Review: Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear


#BookReview: Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear

My thoughts about Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear



From the beloved and internationally bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies comes the second novel featuring DC Cat Kinsella—an investigator “on par with Susie Steiner’s and Tana French’s female detectives” (Kirkus, starred review).

After a brief stint in the Mayor’s Office, Detective Constable Cat Kinsella is back at the London Metropolitan Police, wisecracking with her partner Luigi Parnell and trying to avoid the wrath of the boss, DI Kate Steele.
But for Cat and Parnell, it’s serious business when a young Australian woman turns up dead after a party thrown by her new boss. The initial investigation of Naomi Lockhart's murder points to Joseph Madden, the owner of a coffee shop around the corner from police headquarters. Madden insists he’s innocent, that he was home with his wife Rachel at the time of the murder. When police question her, Rachel contradicts his alibi, swearing that she was home alone.
While the team builds its case against Joseph, Cat is tasked with getting to the heart of the Maddens’ marriage. Cat knows that one of them is lying—but the question of which one, and why, is far more complicated than she could have expected. As she tries to balance the demands of the investigation with a budding romance and unresolved family drama, Cat has to decide how far she’ll go to keep her own past mistakes buried.
With her trademark wit and brilliant plotting, Caz Frear ratchets up the tension and keeps you guessing as she explores the things we keep from our loved ones—and the secrets we’d kill to keep safe in the dark.





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  1. We reviewed this book on the blog last year and hadn't realised until it began that it was the second in a series. Enjoyed it though. Great review.

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    1. I won a copy in a giveaway on Twitter and had no idea it was the second book in a series. Totally fine as a standalone but think it would have been even better if I'd read the first one first. I seem to have a habit of discovering great series by reading the second book first.

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  2. I’m not very much into crime novels but this one looks good.

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  3. It was a great read. Nice subplots too.

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  4. enjoyed listening to your book review :) and that cover looks so cool..

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    1. I liked the cover too. Very simple but also a great fit for the genre.

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  5. I love the video review! Great post.

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    1. If it's not, it should be. I think you'd like this one.

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  7. I've been adding in more and more thrillers and suspense and finding I really enjoy them

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  8. Great review, I am really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book and it does looks and sounds like an amazing and fantastic book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    1. It was a real page turner, especially towards the end.

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