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St. Martin's Publishing Group
On Sale: 12/03/2019
ISBN: 9781250295217288 Pages
First in a new series set in Alaska from beloved author Paige Shelton, Thin Ice will chill your bones.
Beth Rivers is on the run – she’s doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic’s obsession. After being held in a van for three days by her kidnapper, Levi Brooks, Beth managed to escape, and until he is captured, she's got to get away. Cold and remote, Alaska seems tailor-made for her to hideout.
Beth’s new home in Alaska is sparsely populated with people who all seem to be running or hiding from something, and though she accidentally booked a room at a halfway house, she feels safer than she’s felt since Levi took her. That is, until she’s told about a local death that’s a suspected murder. Could the death of Linda Rafferty have anything to do with her horror at the hands of Levi Brooks?
As Beth navigates her way through the wilds of her new home, her memories of her time in the van are coming back, replaying the terror and the fear—and threatening to keep her from healing, from reclaiming her old life again. Can she get back to normal, will she ever truly feel safe, and can she help solve the local mystery, if only so she doesn’t have to think about her own?
The good thing about being suddenly overcome with fresh terror is that you forget everything else you were afraid of. At least temporarily.
The pilot next to me in the two-seat prop plane angled his almost toothless grin my direction...
Praise for Thin Ice
"[A] riveting story with an unusual setting and cast of characters. Fans of strong amateur sleuths will admire Beth's struggle to build a new future in a remote location. Readers of Vicki Delany's "Molly Smith" books, set in British Columbia, will also enjoy." —Library Journal (Starred, Pick of the Month)
"[With] murder, mayhem and heroics...[and] an intriguing cast of characters." —Anchorage Daily News
"A page-turner with an unusual location and a coda that provides more questions than answers." —Kirkus
"Readers are left wondering up to the last exciting page what the answers are, and will eagerly await the second in this new Alaska mysteries series from the author of the Scottish Bookshop mysteries." —Booklist
"Riveting. Suspenseful and intriguing . . . Shelton's fans are sure to enjoy this compelling departure from her typical writing style." —Shelf Awareness-