Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What is Kate Watterson reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Kate Watterson, author of Frozen.

Her entry begins:
Well, don’t faint with surprise, but I'm reading John Sandford’s Storm Prey. I was born in Minnesota and grew up vacationing in Wisconsin, so his stories always draw me. I’m a huge fan. Lucas Davenport is an interesting hero, too. The imperfections in his character are very realistic and human, and what I really admire about Sandford in general is his ability to be very gritty but in a way that does not keep me awake at night.

Part of the reason I do not watch the evening news if...[read on]
About the book, from the publisher:
In Kate Watterson's thrilling suspense novel Frozen, Bryce Grantham wants a quiet vacation at his family’s cabin. On his first night in town, he meets a lovely girl at a bar and gives her a ride home. The next day, he finds her cell phone in his car. When he tries to return it, Bryce discovers that the young woman has vanished, leaving behind only a bloody shoe.

Suddenly Bryce Grantham is the primary suspect in a murder investigation.

Detective Ellie MacIntosch has a serial killer on her hands, but without a body, she has few leads and the stalled investigation has her on edge. Bryce Grantham seems to be the perfect suspect.

Eighteen months have gone by without a clue, and yet Grantham starts reporting stumbling across the bodies of the missing women with unbelievable frequency. The evidence against him is almost irrefutable…but Ellie’s gut tells her the case is not so cut and dry.

Before Ellie compromises the investigation, her career, and possibly her life in order to prove Bryce’s innocence, she must determine whether he is a manipulative, cold-blooded killer…or the victim of a madman playing a sickening game.
Learn more about the book and author at Kate Watterson's website.

My Book, The Movie: Frozen.

The Page 69 Test: Frozen.

Writers Read: Kate Watterson.

--Marshal Zeringue