"Winter Frost is another fun and entertaining read. It is full of colorful characters, including highly intelligent canine, Sterling. He is just so funny that made me laugh all the way through. The plot has action, adventure, mystery and suspense. I would give Winter Frost one hundred stars if I could. I highly recommend this book. It is not one to be missed!" Review at Locks, Hooks, and Books
"I really enjoyed book 1 of the series (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery), Ice, and was excited to review book 2, Winter Frost. I love the characters (the Geezer Club is the best) and the crazy animals! Winter Frost starts out with a super twist. On the street, Chris runs into his wife....his dead wife. The crazy just takes off. So what really happened? How can Blair be alive? What does Chris do now? How does he tell his daughters? How will the Geezer Club solve this mystery? I can't answer all the "how" questions (no spoiler alerts from me), but I can tell you, you won't be disappointed." Review at Seaside Book Nook
"I don’t want to give too much away but this book was by far the best in this series. I was not seeing any of those curve balls coming but they made the story. We learn so much about their history, find forgiveness to move forward and uncover one huge case of murders, deception and corruption. You will not want to put this book down!" Review at Working Mommy Journal
"But nothing interests me more than having The Geezer Squad go into action. For those who haven't previously read their entry into this series, this is a group of retired professionals, from various agencies, who have formed a "book club." Yes, they meet to study true crime...which are actually cold or, in this case, recent crimes. They are amazing as they use their professional skills, expertise, and contacts, to move each case forward to completion... " 5-Star Review of WINTER FROST by Glenda Bixler, Book Reader's Heaven
"Filled with twists and turns, Winter Frost reads perfectly well as a stand-alone, although it is part of a series. The author creates tension and suspense throughout by keeping the reader guessing; she keeps readers engaged with well fleshed out characters and a dash of humor. Sterling, the retired German Shepherd police dog turned card shark, is a new favorite. As the story flows, the truth unfolds, layer by layer, leading to a satisfying conclusion.
"Winter Frost was an entertaining, at times humorous read with suspense, some surprises, and even cute animals in the mix." 4-Star Review of WINTER FROST by The iRead Review
It all started with a chance encounter in the city with Blair, his late wife.
Chris Matheson and the Geezer Squad, working under the guise of a book club, dig into the events surrounding his late wife’s supposed death halfway around the globe. A state department employee shoots himself in the back three times. A CIA operative goes missing. A woman is targeted by an international assassin three years after being declared dead in a terrorist attack overseas.
Nothing is as it seems.
In his most personal cold case, Chris fights to uncover why the state department told him that Blair, the mother of his children, had been killed when she was alive. What had she uncovered in Switzerland that has made her a target? Who terrified her so much that she had gone into hiding and why are they now after him?
I guess I'm a Lauren Carr super fan as I've read all 25 of her books! So I was really excited to crack open Winter Frost - the latest addition to her Chris Matheson series. As always, it was a wonderful read that I dove into eagerly and had trouble putting down.
Like the stories in her Mac Faraday, Twofer Murder, Lovers In Crime and Thorny Rose series, Carr imbues the Chris Matheson novels with strong storylines; murder; mayhem; mystery; great characters; strong, intelligent men: equally strong and intelligent women; a touch of humour; a good dash of danger; and best of all, several fabulous pets that each have their own unique personality.
Winter Frost starts with a totally unique plot twist that made me sit up and say what? - a random meeting on the street between Chris Matheson and his deceased wife who was buried several years ago. He bumps into her on the street, tries to follow as she flees, saves her life from a high end assassin, and then watches powerlessly as she jumps on a subway and disappears again.
What follows is a wild ride as we follow what happens to Chris after seeing his wife including assassins hot on his trail, the Geezer Squad (a real fav of mine) stepping in to help, learning the secret of where his wife has been the last 3 years, a threat to the safety of his mother and three daughters and an attempt to thwart and expose dangerous traitors. Touches of humour are added to lighten the mood here and there including the antics of Sterling - a super smart, card counting (yes he wins at cards), hat and sunglass wearing dog with attitude - and a super intelligent computer entity named Nigel. And I love that there are characters from her other series making appearances in this story.
Want to know how Chris' wife could be alive after being buried three years ago or who the Geezer Squad is or how they brought down the traitors? I'm not telling!