Lauren Riley is an accomplished detective who has always been on the opposite side of the courtroom from her nemesis, slick defense attorney Frank Violanti. But now he's begging to hire her as a private investigator to help clear his client of murder. At first Lauren refuses, wanting nothing to do with the media circus surrounding that case—until she meets the eighteen-year-old suspect.
To keep an innocent teen from life in prison, Lauren must unravel the conflicting evidence and changing stories to get at the buried facts. But the more she digs, the more she discovers that nothing is what it first appears to be. As Lauren puts her career and life in danger, doubt starts to lurk on every corner . . . and so does her stalker. (Summary via Goodreads)
A Cold Day in Hell by Lissa Marie Redmond will suck you in from the very beginning and you won't be able to stop reading until you read the very last word. And when you do, you will feel like your head will explode !!! A Cold Day in Hell is the first book in the Cold Case Investigation mystery series .... and for me, cold cases are very interesting but this series is more than just cold cases.
A Cold Day in Hell has you riding along with Lauren Riley who works in the Cold Case Department but she also gets hires as a private investigator for a current murder case. And what makes it better is that she does not get along with Frank Violanti, the defense attorney who hires her. But being great at her job and always wanting justice served, Lauren takes on the case, putting her differences with Violanti aside.
While Lauren is still working cold cases, she has a lot of things she is trying to juggle....her ex-husband is back in the picture but not in the way that she would like him to be, she has a stalker that she is handling until the time is right to blow that all to pieces, she misses her daughters who are away at college, and she is working the private investigator angle on the case trying not to burn all the bridges with the people that help her with her cold cases.......
A Cold Day in Hell will grab you as soon as you open the book and you will blow through the chapters very quickly..... I love reading books with small chapters and even though some of the chapters are very small, they are still filled with intense entertainment !!!!
I was hooked on this first book in this series and will be trying to patiently wait for the second book. I know from the ending of A Cold Day in Hell that it can only get better.......
Review by Missi S.