Book Review-Cold Truth-Mary Stone | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Cold Truth-Mary Stone

Friday, November 12, 2021

Here is another bone chilling one for you! About half way in I thought I knew who the serial killer was--I was so very wrong! There are numerous twists and turns as Ellie not only attempts to find the killer in a cold case-but also figure out who kidnapped her at the age of 15--

Ellie wanted to be promoted to detective--but was not taken seriously because of who she was-the daughter of very rich parents. Her partner knew she was serious and also knew she was really good at what she did--of course even he did not expect her to jump off a bridge to catch a perp! That got her promoted--but it only got her sent to cold cases. Not really happy about it-until she met the research person who told her about a case that had been bothering her. Between them they managed to piece together the clues that would give closure to two families--and then realized there were more similar cases!!

This was, at times, hard for me to read--but harder to put down. I purchased the prequel to this one to see how it all began--and am looking forward to reading it!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Say the words...

In a dark basement, a cold-blooded killer pits friend against friend, torturing one until the other says the horrible words that will end their friend’s suffering. He’s gotten away with murder for years. Until now... Ellie Kline can’t remember most of her kidnapping when she was fifteen, but that night has shaped her life. Instead of cowering, that horrible night made her strong. Determined to prove herself as a cop despite being heir to the Kline fortune, she never backs down, and she never takes no for an answer. When the daring takedown of a suspect catapults her into the spotlight, it earns her a promotion...and the admiration of a killer.

Now a detective assigned to the Cold Case Unit, Ellie is drawn into the mysterious murder of a young, unidentified college-age woman with no missing persons’ report, no leads, and no evidence. Even more shocking is that, while she was tortured extensively, her death was quick. But as Ellie delves deeper, she discovers a startling connection between the woman found dismembered in a park and another Jane Doe case. Is there more?

As hazy memories of her own past begin to surface, it’s not only her family and the brass at Charleston PD who are watching her every move. Someone lurks in the shadows, ready to kill if Ellie’s journey into history gets too close to the cold truth.

A riveting roller coaster ride of a psychological thriller, Cold Truth is the first book of the Ellie Kline Series that will make you consider adding a second lock to your door.

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About the Author: (Author's Website)

Mary Stone lives among the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of East Tennessee with her two dogs, four cats, a couple of energetic boys, and a very patient husband.

As a young girl, she would go to bed every night, wondering what type of creature might be lurking underneath. But instead of asking her parents to look for her, Mary looked herself. Scared, sure, but she just needed to know. Needed to see with her own eyes. It wasn’t until she was older that she learned that the creatures she needed to most fear were human.

Mary has always adored puzzles of any kind and could often be found sitting in a corner with a pencil scrunched tightly in her hand, an open puzzle book on her lap. This isn't to say she's a loner. Quite the contrary, Mary has always been a leader taking her friends on many exciting adventures to hunt down and capture an assortment of bad guys pulled from her imagination.

Today, instead of walking that imaginary beat, she now creates vivid stories with courageous, strong heroines and dastardly villains. She invites you to enter her world of serial killers, FBI agents but never damsels in distress. Her female characters can handle themselves, going toe-to-toe with any male character, protagonist or antagonist.

Come on, open a book. Mary dares you to look under the bed with her.

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Peggy said...

That sounds interesting. Thank you for the review.

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