RICHARD C. HALE
Author: Richard C. Hale
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Crime Fiction, Police Procedural, Horror
The following is my June 5th, 2012, 5 Star review:
Amazing Read! Don't pass this one up!
I purposely waited two days after reading FROZEN PAST by RICHARD C. HALE to write this review. My body felt shell shocked from the thrilling tension the author was able to convey in his highly charged writing. From beginning to end, Mr. Hale was able to keep me on the edge of my seat wondering what the demented, psychopathic serial killer was going to do next. I must say, this killer is one of the creepiest I've read about. I found that while reading about this monster's actions, my skin was crawling, my breath was catching and I was constantly clutching my chest.
This book is told through several points of view. Many of the characters are young teens. Don't let that fool you. This is no YA novel. This is a novel for all of you suspense loving, thrill ride seekers and horror junkies like me. You'll find yourself screaming in your head over and over things like: "What the hell is going on?", "YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME?", "NOOOO! HE DIDN'T REALLY JUST DO THAT?"
I can't say it any clearer. THIS BOOK IS FABULOUS!
Being a romance lover, one of my favorite aspects to this book is the wonderfully sweet story of first love between Luke and Ellie. Mr. Hale was able to transport me back in time and helped me remember all of those wonderfully warm feelings of young love. I must say, I was not expecting to have such a touching storyline throughout this thriller.
Another facet of this book that I thought was truly brilliant was the lead detective's character of Jaxon Jennings. Detective Jennings is not your normal tough, unstoppable crime fighting character that you find in so many suspenseful thrillers these days. Due to a tragic past that is tightly connected to the serial killer, Detective Jennings is a flawed and sometimes weak character that I found myself wanting to slap silly occasionally so he wouldn't give up. As the reader, you are not sure if he is going to catch the maniacal serial killer or not, which added a whole new level of stress to this story for me.
If you like heart stopping suspense and the thrill of a really scary emotional roller coaster ride, you have just got to read this book. You won't be able to put it down. Beware, FROZEN PAST does contain extreme violence.
Luke is only fourteen. Eliana is his whole world and for a fourteen year old, the burden is immense. You see, Eliana is being stalked. Stalked by a madman who wants nothing more than to see her dead. The madman knows things that no one should know and sees things that no one should see. He tells them if they say a word to anyone, they will both die. And Luke can't let that happen.
Eliana's past is catching up with her and Luke must do anything to save her. Anything.