By: Becca Fitzpatrick
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Source: ARC from BEA
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
"Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late. Britt
Pfeiffer 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. In exchange for
her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set
off, Britt 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 in the mountains, and everyone is keeping
secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is
confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?" (Summary from goodreads.com)
As a fan of Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush Hush series, I have definitely been anticipating Black Ice for a while now. From the moment I picked this book up, I was sucked in to the story. I couldn't put it down for long because I just had to know what would happen next. This was just the type of story that I love because it's got a great balance of creepy and surprising twists.
Black Ice is the story of Britt who is going on a backpacking trip with her best friend and unexpectedly her ex-boyfriend as well. While on the way to the cabin, she gets caught in a blizzard. She ends up stumbling upon a cabin where two fugitives just so happen to be hiding out. Britt becomes their hostage and their guide to getting off the mountain.
I liked the characters, but I didn't love them like I wanted to. Britt was interesting and I think she really developed well in certain areas. I definitely would have liked to see her relationships with the several different characters developed more thoroughly though. The side characters were all really interesting in their own ways and they all had this mysteriousness about them.
The plot was really twisted and kept me captivated. The pacing was much
stronger in some areas than in others. The story takes place over the
course of just a few days so sometime it felt like it was moving too
quickly. While some of the twists were pretty easy to figure out, there were still some that caught me by surprise. My favorite aspect of this book was definitely how chilling it was.
Overall I really enjoyed Black Ice. This is definitely the type of book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I recommend it to anyone looking for a thrilling read.