HEART OF ICE
Parrish brings back P.I. Louis Kincaid for another dark trip into a puzzling mystery. The setting is 1990, so less technology and modern equipment are available. The storyline borders on being too disparaging, but quality writing carries the day. It’s not necessary to read the previous books to enjoy this one.
Louis finally gets to spend quality vacation time with his daughter, Lily. While on a bike ride, Lily takes a detour near an abandoned home. She sneaks inside, and the floorboards break to reveal a pile of human bones. Trying to keep his daughter from being traumatized, Kincaid agrees to assist the police chief in figuring out whose body was discovered. The chief believes the bones belong to a girl who vanished more than 20 years ago. (POCKET, Mar., 422 pp., $7.99)