Wow, what a great detective mystery! After recently reading and reviewing the first book in this new detective series by Caz Frear, “Sweet Little Lies”, I was hesitant to see if the sequel, Stone Cold Heart, would be as good but I have to say, I actually liked it more than the first! Detective Cat Kinsella as our main protagonist is engaging and, yet again, I did not see the ending coming! There is something to be said for a truly well done detective series, such as James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series, and I feel that Caz Frear has achieved the status of an excellent detective series with just these two books.
Detective Cat Kinsella and the rest of her police station colleagues have a new case; a young girl is found dead after a party at her bosses. But who is the murderer? Add to increasingly confusing evidence the fact that Cat’s past secrets may come back to haunt her. What follows is a mystery involving a complicated family drama, with a lot of twists and a dynamic police team hot on the case.
Being that this is the second novel in the series, I am of course going to recommend reading the first book before diving into this one. In my opinion, Stone Cold Heart could be read as a standalone, however there are many references to the first novel so my recommendation is to read these in order to get the full effect! I highly recommend this series as a great summer mystery and good luck figuring out the case!
GBC Reader Reviews
I am writing to share an update on behalf of all of us at The Girly Book Club as we manage COVID-19. As we all know, the events of the past days and weeks have been unprecedented and our team continues to monitor and navigate this rapidly changing situation with the rest of the world.
At the GBC, we care deeply about doing what we can to keep our people and communities well – we are grounded in this intention, which makes difficult choices a little easier to make.
As a result, we have cancelled ALL of our global in-person monthly meetings for March. As a result, we will be holding a GLOBAL GBC Book Club, which we hope will appeal to our members far and wide (more info below.)
We’ll be honoring all tickets sold for March meetings and transferring them to April’s meetings or you can request a refund if you’d prefer.