Frostbite, Book 1
Synopsis: Ghosts harass and annoy Tess to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp, a former cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her.
Tess must help solve the five-year-old cold case of Hannah Reid’s disappearance, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever, or find the killer.
Review: I confess when I saw this cover at first; I thought it really wasn’t for me. But after seeing a lot of amazing reviews everywhere I realized that I might finally be wrong. And what can I say…. I confess it’s true, I was wrong.
This first novel presents us the world and the characters that Stacey Kennedy introduces for her story. I have to say the read is really fast as the book isn’t very long either. It allows to put the bases of the story and to approach each of the protagonists we will meet later. Tess is a young woman with an exceptional talent, she can see the ghosts, despite they always annoy her, mainly when it’s about to have a private life. But she manages to do as she can; ignoring them most of the time, until the appearance of Kipp. This man doesn’t take “no” as an answer, and he is well decided to be helped by our young heroine whatever she could decide. And I have to say, he has some big arguments! His murder and the one of a young girl are at stake and it’s very important for him to discover the truth about the events to reveal it to the world.
These two characters are very pleasant to follow, they’re funny and in the same tome both determined when they want something. I wondered for a long time how their relationship could evolve because I have to say I never read a book featuring a couple like this one. Indeed, even if they can speak together, our two persons can’t interact. It’s therefore very interesting to see them in the story but in the same time I asked myself many questions about their future. However, I think we would know more in the following book.
I really enjoyed this investigation, to know what happened to poor Hannah. Stacey Kennedy had some great ideas for the story. I was however surprised that nobody understood who the killer was, because as soon as he appeared in the story I knew it was him.
This novel is a nice introduction to the series, even if it was a little too fast for me. But I’m now very curious to read the second one to discover more about Tess know she had understood what she can do with her gift.