Monday, October 23, 2017

Review: Cold As Ice by: Julie Mulhern

Title: Cold As Ice
Author: Julie Mulhern
Publisher: Henery Press
Series: The Country Club Murders #6
Pages: 268
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley


Ellison Russell’s life resembles a rollercoaster ride. And rollercoasters make her ill. Her daughter Grace has a crush on a boy Ellison doesn’t trust and she’s taken to hosting wild parties when Ellison goes out for the evening. Worse, the bank which represents Grace’s inheritance from her father may be in trouble.

When a meeting with the chef at the country club leads to the discovery of a body, Ellison can’t afford cold feet. She must save the bank, find the killer, and convince Grace (and herself) that powerful women don’t need men to rescue them.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Ellison Russell who has the bad habit of finding dead bodies.  This one starts out as Ellison is going to a party and her daughter is off to the movies with her boyfriend Trip.  Not long into the party the ladies nails are flying as there are fights about adultery,  This brings up memories of her own husband and his cheating ways.  

Then Ellison learns the bank is bad trouble and Ellison wants to know why even going so far as to hire Taft to find out what is going on.  Which leads them to the bank and Sherman Westcott who has a lot of explaining to do.

All the while victims of a murder are adding up first Tom's wife winds up dead in a freezer at the country club whose husband was screwing over the bank royally.  The bank being Grace's inheritance and Ellison will do whatever she can to protect the bank from loosing money.  To a young girl who winds up dead at Tom's mother's apartment complex.  Ellison gets dragged into the mess to try to figure out what is going on and who will show up at Thanksgiving.  All this while determined that women can survive without men but will it cost her something big?

I love this series along with it's 70's references seeing how Ellison will deal with everything she is hit with from her ex-sister-in-law to her teenage daughter and all that entails.  You never know with Ellison what she is going to have to deal with and whether she will come out of it unscathed.  This one definitely didn't disappoint.  I can't wait to see what is next for Ellison, Grace their family and friends!

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1 shout outs:

Julie said...

Thanks for hosting me today!

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