What is Black Ice About?
>>> Danger is hard to resist … <<<
Britt Pheiffer 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.
Britt is forced to guide the men off the mountain, and 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, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally
Source of blurb: Goodreads
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller
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Trigger warning: Suicide
Black Ice is a story filled with suspense, danger, romance and plot twists. But I think some people will give up on it after reading the opening chapter. I know I almost did. I didn’t enjoy it because the tone and atmosphere of the opening scene is quite dark and gloomy. But this opening chapter isn’t told from the perspective of the main character, and the tone and mood of the rest of the book is completely different and pretty awesome. Once I was introduced to the main character all doubts about the book immediately evaporated. I knew I had made a good choice and that this book was going to take me on an exciting ride.
Black Ice is about a serial killer so it is not really suitable for younger readers. It is an engaging story that makes one think about what you would do if you found yourself in a similar situation where someone takes you and your best friend hostage. It’s a story about survival. The main character has to constantly outsmart her captives to try and keep her and her best friend alive.
But Black Ice is so much more than just a murder mystery and hostage story. The relationships in this book are very complex and interesting to explore. One of the things this book made me think about is what is a healthy relationship and what is not. First, we have the relationship dynamic between Britt and her best friend, Korbie. Since our friendships in real life can sometimes cause us pain and frustration it was refreshing to read about Britt’s struggles with her friend. Britt loves her friend to death but also finds it hard to get along with her at times. The book also looks at the relationship between Britt and her ex-boyfriend. Britt isn’t over her ex and is still haunted by lots of unresolved feelings from their breakup. As Britt reflects on memories from her relationship with her ex we also get to explore how complicated a romantic relationship can be. I also enjoyed the interactions between Britt and the nice attractive kidnapper, Mason. It was fun to work out whether to trust him or not.
The only thing I didn’t like about this story is that it has a scene with a spirit board in it. I don’t like it when people play with spirit boards in real life and I don’t enjoy reading books with characters who play with spirit boards either. It’s just one of my own pet peeves. Although it does happen in this book, it is such a short scene and is over before it even begins, so it wasn’t enough to put me off from this book.
FAQ: Is Black Ice a standalone novel?
Yes, indeedy it is. So, if you’re looking for a book you can devour in one weekend, this is it.