by Becca Fitzpatrick
Published Oct. 7, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.
In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there… and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target.
But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?
BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…
No words can describe how much I loved this book. I started this book in the hopes of getting out of the book rut I felt myself falling into, and boy did it work. It took a few chapters to really get into, but once I did, the chapters flew by.
First off, the characters: I liked the characters. The main character, Britt, annoyed me at times and some of her decisions irked me, but overall she had a good growth throughout the book. She starts out at the beginning relying on the men in her life (even she admits it) to take care of her. As the story goes on and things go from from bad to progressively worse, she has to start relying on herself, and I thought that was a great part of her character development. Yes, she makes the stupid decision to still go into the mountains even though a radio report says there will be rain and snow, but really if she didn’t there wouldn’t be a story.
I was irked throughout most of the story with her continued reliance and longing on her ex-boyfriend, Calvin. He is an interesting character. After the way he treated her-wanting to keep there relationship secret for a good portion of the time they are together, kissing another girl while they were together, the insensitive dumping on the day of her prom- she still wants him back, and all I could think of was why? There is a whole back story that sort of makes their relationship make more sense, but still.
The story was sort of predictable. About half way through, I had a sneaking suspicion about who the killer was, and I was proven right in the end (*fist pump*). All in all though, this book kept me on the edge of my seat. It gave me chills, which has not happened for a while. Definitely a good book for October. Would I recommend to everyone? Probably to those who love a good thriller/mystery.