Sunday, 26 October 2014

His Frozen Heart by Nancy Straight

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For best friends, Candy and Libby, money is tight with hardly enough to cover their living expenses. When they are desperate for grocery money, the girls bet on their pool playing skills to add to their income.
A simple wager on a quiet winter evening has devastating results, with a stalker determined to kill them both. With Libby in the hospital after a vicious attack, and Candy being pursued by the same stalker, she vows to find Libby's attacker.
What she finds is Dave, an old friend with a secret past filled with misfortune. Will Dave’s past provide the answer to all of Candy’s problems or will it become Candy’s worst nightmare realized?

There honestly isn't a thing Nancy Straight can write that I won't read. Her work is always flawless and a beautiful masterpiece of mystery, suspense, romance and danger. Ms. Straight has a talent for sucking you into every paragraph, making you anxious to see what unfolds in the next and finding yourself wanting to jump to the end just to prevent yourself from going crazy.

His Frozen Heart is insane. We meet Candy and Libby, two freshly graduated girls playing house in Candy's parent's house. But it's not all fun and game and parties as they had hoped. Little things like food and money become a problem, which leads them into an even bigger and more dangerous problem, like making a wager that costs them way more than they ever thought possible. Yet, oddly enough, that still isn't their biggest problem.

Someone from Candy's past waltzes back into her life and throws everything for a loop. But Libby is put into the hospital by a mysterious attacker that seems to be lurking in the shadows and Candy's forced to solve the case before her friend (or her) wind up dead. By the end of the book, I felt so bad for Candy. She goes through so much. Anyone else would be huddled in a corner, eating their own hair. But our girl refuses to be taken down. She charges into the face of danger and tracks down the person(s) responsible for hurting her friend.

Now let's talk about Dave. Dave. Dave. Dave. *sigh* I love Dave. He's dark, mysterious and swoon-worthy. And here is where it gets interesting. From the beginning, I had a feeling Dave had something to do with all the craziness that happens. I won't tell you if I was right or wrong, but it'll definitely make you squint with suspicion.

Like every character this author writes, first, or secondary, they are so vivid, so full of life and realistic, they could be people you know. You'll have to read the book to see what I mean. Do it. now!! ;)