My review: Cold, Cold Heart, by Christine Poulson


To be released 16 November 2017

About the book:

Midwinter in Antarctica. Six months of darkness are about to begin. Scientist Katie Flanagan has an undeserved reputation as a trouble-maker and her career has foundered. When an accident creates an opening on a remote Antarctic research base she seizes it, flying in on the last plane before the subzero temperatures make it impossible to leave. Meanwhile patent lawyer Daniel Marchmont has been asked to undertake due diligence on a breakthrough cancer cure. But the key scientist is strangely elusive and Daniel uncovers a dark secret that leads to Antarctica. Out on the ice a storm is gathering. As the crew lock down the station they discover a body and realise that they are trapped with a killer…

My review:

Thank you very much to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book before it’s published.

The setting of the book was fascinating! I really enjoyed following the life in Antarctica and wished for more of that. The story is interesting in its core, but the writing didn’t help to reach its full potential. It is also hard to see who the main character is. Despite enjoying most of the book, I didn’t get the main idea. Some introductions were sporadic and lacked the context. Without getting to the spoilers I still don’t understand how the title relates to the plot which for me is very important. My least favourite part is the chapters where the narration is happening on behalf of a cat. It was strange and out of style.

In general, I really liked the idea of this book’s plot and enjoyed most of it but hoped for more drama and thriller.

I would rate it 3* out of 5*.

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