Not a review, exactly, but Ice Shear is included in Library Journal’s “Pushing Boundaries”, which surveys the mystery landscape over the next few months. With recommendations in crime novels with PIs, cowboys, animals, and supernatural element (among others), Kristi Chadwick highlights the depth and breadth of the mystery genre. Ice Shear was included in “A Suitable Job for a Woman”, a section that not only is a great callback to PD James, but also included titles from Karin Slaughter, Rachel Howzell Hall, and Julia Dahl. She had this to say about Ice Shear: “A young woman impaled on an ice shear along the Mohawk River in upstate New York brings a female FBI agent–turned–local cop into the middle of murder, drugs, and politics in M.P. Cooley’s debut Ice Shear (Morrow, Jul.). Readers will find the juxtaposition of June Lyon’s family and work life comparable to J.A. Jance’s Joanna Brady series.”
I’m delighted to be included with such a great group of books, and have some great titles to look forward to once I’m finished with book two!