Thursday, February 17, 2022

Book & Audio Review: The Body Keeper by Anne Frasier

The Body Keeper

Anne Frasier
Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith
Series: Detective Jude Fontaine Mysteries (Book 3)
Publication: Brilliance Audio (June 4, 2019); Thomas & Mercer (June 4, 2019)
Length: 9 hours and 10 minutes; 300 p.

Description: The Thriller Award-winning series continues as Detective Jude Fontaine finds a decades-old connection to missing children that will freeze her blood.

A boy’s frozen body is found trapped in the ice of a Minneapolis lake. The horrifying discovery leads Detective Jude Fontaine and her partner, Uriah Ashby, to more bodies in the ice, all of twelve-year-old boys missing for twenty years.

Then, in one of the worst blizzards the city has ever seen, a four-year-old is abandoned on Jude’s doorstep. The child can’t tell them where he’s from, who his parents are, or how he got there. He doesn’t even know his name.

But in his unspoken language, Jude reads something horrifying - a connection to the dead boys. Now a four-year-old with no name may be the only key to a twenty-year-old, very cold case.

My Thoughts: This third book in the Jude Fontaine series begins with the discovery of a body of a child under the ice in Loring Pond and leads to a human trafficking scheme. Things get strange when it is discovered that the body might be that of a child who disappeared 20 years earlier.

Meanwhile, Jude is ignoring letters from her lawyers regarding her father's estate and Elliot is becoming more and more a part of her life. He is especially important when someone drops off a four-year-old at Jude's door who almost dies in a blizzard because visitors need to be buzzed in at her apartment building.

As Jude gets closer to the child whose only name is Boy, she finds herself opening up to let more people into her life. And when her partner Uriah has a medical emergency, she learns how much he has come to mean to her.

The story had a nicely twisty plot and engaging characters. I enjoyed the narrator too.

Favorite Quote:
Jude had this unfounded theory that once something unusual happened in your life, you became a magnet for more. There was no escaping it. 
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. I have been eyeing this series. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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