- Author R. D. Wingfield
After reading the mammoth Crimson Petal, I needed something a bit lighter to read. I want to say easy-going, but that’s not really the right word for these Frost books.
I read the first in the series a while ago, and was keen to see what hijinks Mr Frost could get up to this time out. It’s more of the same, of course, Frost paired up with a younger partner who gets frustrated at his lackadaisical ways but is ultimately impressed when the mysteries are solved.
There’s something about the way Wingfield writes that really brings you into the story. Last time, I mentioned that although it was set in winter, the story made you feel warm and cosy and involved. This time, the pair are so overworked and tired, cases piling on them, and you just really feel it too. Maybe it’s just because I was feeling tired as well, though.
Anyway, overall, I really enjoyed it. It felt, perhaps, slightly more serious in tone than the first book, but I’m still keen to read more.