Book Review – Catching The Ice Queen by Katie Simpson-Shaw

First published, 2019

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The story follows young Detective Constable Robin Sullivan as she and her team investigate the cool and corrupt crime boss, Sylvie Dean.

Sylvie is a strikingly cold, blonde bombshell of an underworld gangster, carving up parts of the city and shooting those who’ve displeased her with icy indifference, and she’s taken a liking to Robin.

When beautiful but distant Lara Black appears at police station, tasked with identifying corruption in the force, Robin can’t help but notice her. But the Operation Ice Queen team knows they have a mole, feeding information to the dazzling Sylvie, leaving them constantly playing catch up. And as Robin is hiding secrets of her own, how long will it take for her private life to become public knowledge, and will Lara even notice?

Absolutely gorgeous. I loved this story. The pacing is fast, the writing is strong, I loved getting to know the characters, especially the grumpy and bullish, Keith Bolton – who I never intended to like but wound up really admiring. The emotional drama is turbulent and addictive, the crime story well thought through and, at times, shocking. Tremendous.

Really looking forward to reading more from this author.