Item description for Black Ice (Fog Point Series) by Linda Hall...
Overview When a girl's body is found behind a Fog Point bed-and-breakfast, the town and one woman's faith could change forever in this follow-up to "Dark Water."
Publishers Description "They said she came in with the ice... " Lenore Featherjohn found the girl, frozen against a snow bank behind Lenore's bed-and-breakfast. Some said she was a ghost, others said an angel. Lenore knows better. Fearing that the police might look to her sons as murderers, she hires Jake Rikker and his crusty business partner, May, to investigate the suspicious circumstances surrounding her undesirable discovery. Their search leads them not to the strange girl-or to Earth's final days, as many in the town suspect-but to Amy McLaren, the wife of a local minister. As Jake and May get closer to the truth, the tension between Lenore and Amy rises, forcing each woman to face the secrets they've hidden far too long. Return to Fog Point in "Black Ice," a gripping novel that asks, is any faith strong enough to survive the coldest seasons of life?
Awards and Recognitions Black Ice (Fog Point Series) by Linda Hall has received the following awards and recognitions -
Carol Award - 2008 Winner - Suspense category
Citations And Professional Reviews Black Ice (Fog Point Series) by Linda Hall has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 01/29/2007 page 44
Library Journal - 04/01/2007 page 74
Romantic Times - 03/01/2007 page 68
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.91" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Fog Point
Series Number 2
ISBN 1578569559 ISBN13 9781578569557
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Hall
Linda Hall is the award-winning author of seven nonfiction books and twelve novels, including "Dark Water." When she s not writing, Linda and her husband, Rik, enjoy sailing the St. John River system and the coast of Maine. Linda and Rik have two children and three grandchildren and live in New Brunswick."
Reviews - What do customers think about Black Ice (Fog Point Series)?
Best mystery this year Jul 21, 2007
The most compelling book I have read this year. I don't have a lot of time to read, but I made time for this book because it was so good. Linda Hall not only creates a mystery that holds my attention but she has complex characters with clear motive for their actions. The character of Lenore Featherjohn is both poignant and repulsive.Hall does not present the usual cardboard perfect Christians either. Her portrayal is much more realistic and honest. In addition, the details in the setting of Fog Point make it feel like it's a place I could drive up and see. I can't wait to read another Linda Hall book.
Another good mystery by Linda Hall Jul 14, 2007
Winter comes to Fog Point, and for the first time in forty-five years ice has moved into the harbor. It snows every day, and as if that isn't bad enough, Lenore Featherjohn finds the body of a young woman back of her bed and breakfast. Lenore has two sons, who are a long way from being saints, and she doesn't want anyone suspecting them. She tells one little lie, just trying to protect her family, and it mushrooms until she is piling lie upon lie, with no end in sight.
Amy McLaren, minister's wife and a mother, knows something is wrong with her family, but she doesn't know what to do. And she's not sure she believes in God anymore, a disaster for a pastor's wife. Her husband is keeping secrets from her and her daughter is rebelling. Something is seriously wrong in Fog Point, and Jake Rikker and May Williams, private investigators, are on a hunt for a murderer before anyone else gets killed. Black Ice is a tangled story with too many people who have too much to hide. Fans of Linda Hall's Fog Point series will welcome this one.
A New Favorite Author.... Jul 11, 2007
I don't know how I've managed to miss Christy nominated, best-selling author, Linda Hall.
I will be rectifying this.
Black Ice wrapped around me and pulled me in, holding my attention until the very satisfying conclusion. Beautiful, haunting descriptions. Multi-dimensional and realistic characters. Page-turning, haunting plot.
The Christianity elements resemble the Christians I know, chipped, cracked and broken in progress and process.
Well done and recommended.
As reviewed at novelreviews blogspot
A Suspenseful Must Read Jun 16, 2007
Linda Hall has done it again--provided her faithful readers with a novel rich in descriptions, filled with real and unique characters, and a mystery that keeps you turning the pages. Black Ice, the second book in the Fog Point Series brings back Fog Point's quirky cast of characters that we all came to care about in Dark Water.
Black Ice opens with Fog Points' local busybody Lenore Featherjohn's discovery of a young girl frozen outside her bed and breakfast entrance. Fearing her sons involvement in the murder of this unknown girl, Lenore moves the body, and positions the girl's hands together as if in prayer. Lenore's decision to alter the body's location and position the hands fuels the local gossip and draws media attention, as they ask, are the folded hands a sign that she is an angel? Does she have mysterious healing powers? Who is she? Who killed her and why?
Thus begins a mystery that involves a cast of thoroughly developed Fog Point characters that includes the resident minister, his wife, and his adopted daughter, along with the local PI team of Jake Rikker and May Williams. But Hall doesn't stop with the locals, as she delves into the girl's past and through varied points of view she brings us characters who unravel the far reaching mystery.
A fan of Linda Hall's writing for years, it wasn't difficult for me to thoroughly enjoy Black Ice. I am drawn to Hall's work because of her rich characters and her ability to engage them in fast moving yet intricate plots. Black Ice is no exception. Hall breaks the stereotype of a minister's wife with Amy who battles her burgeoning unbelief and gives us a glimpse into the real life of a minister's wife. Hall takes Lenore Featherjohn, a woman who would fall under the `extra grace required' category, and shows us what God sees in her, reminds us that no one is unimportant to God. All in all, Hall provides us with real people faced with real problems who happen to be caught up in a mystery that needs solving.
Though you don't need to read Dark Water to understand Black Ice, you might want to pick up Dark Water first so you can enjoy the books in the order Hall has released them. Either way, you won't be disappointed.
Suspenseful read Jun 6, 2007
Linda Hall does it again in the latest installment of the Fog Point Series. When Lenore Featherjohn finds a girl frozen in a snowbank, it seems long-hidden secrets are about to see the light of day, leading to dangerous and wide-reaching consequences. Crisp, intense, filled with suspense and intriguing characters, BLACK ICE is a read you won't want to miss.