AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Thin Ice by Paige Shelton

Publication Date: December 3, 2019
Format: Audio
Genre:  Mystery Thriller
Narrators: Suzie Althens

Publisher: Dreamscape Media
 9 hours 17 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


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 hide out. 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?


I received an arc for the 5th book in this series so I thought I would start at the beginning.  Best Selling novelist Elizabeth Child is still recuperating from the massive head trauma she suffered escaping after being kidnapped.  Using her given name instead of the pen name she is widely known as she escapes to Alaska. 

The small town is even smaller than she thought after a devastating fire that ravaged the town.  Only the police Chief knows who she really is. As her memory comes back in flashes she tries to make sense of the images. It seems some of it may lead back to her father who has been missing since she was young and her mother who has been obsessing over his whereabouts. 

We get to meet a lot of different characters who are all in this small town for different reasons, many of them hiding from something or there to serve some type of penance. 

I have a thing for Alaska and it's definitely on my bucket list of places to see so this book spoke to me. You could feel the remoteness and the isolation and it's not even winter yet! The town people are all quirky as one would expect living so far outside a city. I really enjoyed the set up in this book and I look forward to reading the next one.

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