Stone Cold Heart

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Pub Date 27 Jun 2019 | Archive Date 27 Jun 2019

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The hugely anticipated new crime fiction novel from the bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies.

A fractured marriage.

A silent family.

A secret that connects them all.

When DC Cat Kinsella is approached by Joseph Madden for help with his wife, Rachel, there's not much she can do. Joseph claims that Rachel has been threatening him, but can't - or won't - give Cat details as to why. Dismissing it as a marriage on the rocks, Cat forgets about it.

That is until Naomi Lockhart, a young PA, is found dead after a party attended by both Joseph and Rachel, and Joseph is arrested for the murder. Joseph says his wife is setting him up. His wife says he didn't do it. The trail of evidence leads to even more questions . . .

Adulterer. Murderer. Victim.

Who would you believe?

The hugely anticipated new crime fiction novel from the bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies.

A fractured marriage.

A silent family.

A secret that connects them all.

When DC Cat Kinsella is...


Advance Praise

A crime fiction force to be reckoned with. - Erin Kelly

An absolute knockout  - C J Tudor

Brilliantly written  - Lisa Hall

Exceptional  - Jo Spain

A treat for all crime fans - Ann Cleeves

Twisty, clever, satisfying plot - Roz Watkins

Caz Frear is such a talent. - Cass Green

Completely gripping, deviously plotted - Phoebe Locke

A rising star of crime fiction Fiona Cummins

A total page-turner - Catherine Ryan Howard

Utterly compelling - T M Logan

Darkly addictive - Chris Whitaker

So good. Seriously . . . an ending to die for - Liz Loves Books

One of my favourite books of the year - Jo Jakeman

Absolutely crackles - G J Minett

Another triumph - Jenny Quintana

Gripping, twisty, witty and full of, well, heart - Paul Burston

Everything a quality thriller should be. - Celia Walden

A crime fiction force to be reckoned with. - Erin Kelly

An absolute knockout  - C J Tudor

Brilliantly written  - Lisa Hall

Exceptional  - Jo Spain

A treat for all crime fans - Ann Cleeves

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Featured Reviews

‘Stone Cold Heart’ sees the return of the inimitable DC Cat Kinsella. This is Caz Frear’s second novel and Cat was the main character in the first, although it is a stand alone for those who haven't read the previous book. Personally I enjoyed this one more than the first (only slightly) although they are both excellent.

A routine coffee collection from her local cafe, one morning, Cat is approached by Joseph Madden, who she believes is the owner, asking advice about a problem hinting that his wife is bullying or threatening him. As a detective on the murder squad (MIT) she diverts him to his local police station, thinking no more about it.

However, a young woman, Naomi Lockhart, is found dead after going to a party attended by Joseph and his wife Rachel. Now it becomes complicated as MIT investigate. Joseph has had a multitude of affairs and the inference is that this was yet another one.

DC Cat Kinsella’s character has a special appeal to me as she is not even close to being perfect with a shady background and the ending left me wanting to read the next novel. I am a sucker for a classy ending and this had it in abundance because it opened up as multitude of options for the future.

What I really found exceptional about this book was the style of writing and the way the author kept me hooked. Talented prose with clever characters combined with a complex family interaction. Brilliant.

Thank you to NetGalley, Bonnier Zaffre and Caz Frear for my ARC of ‘Stone Cold Heart’ in return for my honest review.

A must read for any fan of crime/psychological thrillers. Highly recommended.

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