Sunday, December 15, 2013
Murder on Ice
The case: A weekend on the slopes is just what Nancy and Ned need to rekindle their romance. Joined by Bess and George, they head for the mountains - and run straight into deadly peril. First, Nancy's towline breaks, then she and Ned careen toward cliff's edge in an out-of-control Jeep! Among the suspects is a good-looking ski instructor who's already got George falling for him. Nancy's got to move fast - before an avalanche of murder buries them all!
The Suspects: Luke Ericsen - the handsome ski instructor has a mysterious - and maybe murderous - past.
Michael Price - the handsome, helpful stranger saved Nancy's life, but she's sure he has a dark motive.
Gunther - the cheerful German student is enjoying an American vacation. He came to the lodge for fun - or could he be there for revenge?
Complications: George has fallen hard for Luke Ericsen. How can Nancy tell her that Luke might be a killer? Then a blizzard cuts the lodge off from the rest of the world, and Nancy, Bess, Ned, and George find their lives on the line!
Contact: Liz Whitcomb, the owner of the lodge. She wants Nancy's help - but does she have something to hide too?
Pretty good. It's another one of my favorites, though there are a few things about it that bother me. For instance, Nancy goes behind Luke's back and uses the towline even after he's told her not to. It's not his fault she almost got into a serious accident.
''There's a rickety old tow rope I use when I'm checking the chair lift," Luke said, "but it's a very steep trail and I'm not letting anyone but an expert mess around on it."
"What makes you think I'm not an expert?" Nancy said hotly, but Luke just turned away without answering.
Wouldn't it have been great if Luke just snickered and said, "Everything about you."? Yeah, that would have been better.
'Nancy was always modest, even though her detective work had earned her an international reputation.' There's something about that line that bothered me, though I'm not exactly sure why.
Over all, though, this book was very good. Exciting and hard to put down. I'll give it 5 stars.