The Ice Maiden by Jane Badrock
Who is Maddie?
If she doesn’t find out…she’ll die.
Tormented by visions of a woman’s death, maths student Maddie’s search for answers leads her to question her own origins and puts her life in danger.
Who’s trying to kill her?
It’s the most critical problem she’ll ever have to solve…
And she’s only got three weeks.
Jane writes novels, short stories and poems, usually with a good dose of humour in them. She’s probably owes it all to her late grandmother who, she’s just found out, also wrote short stories and poems. She tends to get an idea and then run with it whether it be a 100 word short story or an 80 thousand word novel. It all depends on the voices in her head at the time…
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This book was a bit strange for me, although I liked what I’d read from the blurb I went in blind. I hadn’t heard of the author before and I didn’t know what to expect. I can safely say I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t an edge of your seat kind of book but there was enough going on that you didn’t get bored.
Maggie’s ex-housemate grated on me a bit, she just seemed way too needy, she really needed to find herself and to stop being such a bitch. However, her sister, Loren, who moved in after she moved out was a much better fit. She was definitely a staple in this novel, she was a kind soul and always willing to help out if needed. Maggie had just lost her mum at the start of the novel and I really felt for her. She did and she didn’t have a great support system, I think the main person to take on the role was Loren which made me love her even more. Maggie’s aunt Celia, wasn’t around much and when she did visit she took everything upon herself, which annoyed me a bit.
It is well written and as I said, it wasn’t edge of your seat mystery thriller, but I still couldn’t put it down, I did thoroughly enjoy it and looking forward to more of the authors work in the future.
Would I recommend it? Yes I would, however I’d be a bit mindful as the death of Maggie’s mum could be a trigger.