Gilded in Ice ~ Review

Gilded in Ice
Bastian Dennel, PI #2
By Sarah Pennington

This is the second book starring Bastian Dennel, a Private Investigator whose career took a positive turn when he solved the mysterious disappearances involving the Midnight Show. Now Bastian has a new case, a case that has grown cold when the missing person wasn't found when Bastian cracked the Midnight Show mystery. 

But when one of his younger twin sisters disappears and there is evidence of magic involved, Bastian has to split his time between his paying cold case and his personal case. But can he find Kona and solve the case?

This second book is as good if not better than the first. I really like Bastian and both his sisters. The story is one that draws the reader in from the very beginning and as the story progresses it just won't let you go. And who can say no to a story with an enchanted cat thrown into the middle of everything? This is set in a Jazz-like-era alternate Earth that has magical elements at play throughout this is delightful fairytale-mash-up-retelling of Red Rose and Snow White and East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

Now you don't have to read the Midnight Show to enjoy this book but it will add to the backstory as there are references to elements of that story. But Gilded in Ice can be read and enjoyed on its own.

I received a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion - all thoughts expressed are my own.

Book Description: 

Bastian has two new missing person cases. 
One is cold. 
The other is his own sister.

Since his success solving the Midnight Show disappearances, Bastian Dennel is sitting pretty. And with the new high-profile cold case that just got dropped in his lap, he’s pretty sure things will stay that way for a while. But when he finds out his sister has gone missing without a trace, he’s determined to find her and bring whoever’s responsible to justice — even if his only lead is a stray cat with a knack for vanishing unexpectedly.

Kona Dennel’s plans have already been upended, so when the talking cat she’d befriended asked her for help breaking an enchantment, she didn’t see any reason not to say yes. She didn’t expect to be trapped in a frozen mansion or to be drawn into conflict with a mysterious lady of the fair folk. Even the cat is hiding more secrets than she realized. It’ll take a skilled detective to untangle this web . . . but since Bastian isn’t here, Kona will just have to do it herself.

Secrets abound, and the one creature who knows the truth isn’t talking. Can Bastian and Kona outwit a fae who’s been at this for centuries? Or will thawing out the long-frozen truth drop them in over their heads?

A magical mystery reimagining Snow White and Rose Red and East of the Sun, West of the Moon in the jazz-age world of The Midnight Show

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Author Bio:

Sarah Pennington has been writing stories since before she actually knew how to write, and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon. She is perpetually in the middle of writing at least one or two novels, most of which are in the fantasy and fairy tale retelling genres. 

Sarah's first published work, Blood in the Snow, received a perfect score and Special Unicorn status in Rooglewood Press's Five Poisoned Apples contest. When she isn't writing, she enjoys knitting, photography, and trying to conquer her massive to-be-read list. 

Find her online at: Author Site || Wordpress Blog || Blogspot Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || Amazon

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed Gilded in Ice!


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