Title: A Cold Day in Hell
Author: Lissa Marie Redmond
This was a fairly well-written police procedural with a few interesting twists and turns and a solid cast of characters, but I thought it had a few flaws.
A few of the characters, including the protagonist, displayed some rather inconsistent behavior.
The courtroom drama portion of the story had a significantly faster pace than the rest of the novel, which got a tad slow at times, and made it feel like the book was speeding toward a conclusion.
And the ending, while a decent twist, was rather abrupt and left too much hanging for my tastes. I prefer crime novels to wrap up the primary plots better than this one did.
Overall, I think this is a pretty good debut, but there were a few places I thought it could’ve been stronger.