Friday, July 8, 2016

Book Review: Blonde Ice by R G Belsky

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Atria Books,  for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own

From the author of the “thought-provoking thriller” (Jan Burke) The Kennedy Connectiocomes a gripping mystery featuring crime-stopper and star Daily News reporter Gil Malloy who takes on his most explosive and exciting story yet—a blonde femme fatale in New York City who is killing men for thrills.

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Son of Sam. Ted Bundy. The Boston Strangler. All of these infamous serial killers who made front page news shared a common trait—they were men who killed women for a sexual thrill.

But now Gil Malloy—ace reporter for the New York Daily News—is on the trail of a different kind of serial killer who breaks all of the rules. Dubbed “Blonde Ice” by the media, she’s a sexy blonde who picks up seemingly random men at bars and clubs, has sex with them, and then brutally murders them afterwards.

Malloy—who is already in the middle of a major political story about the election of the next New York City mayor—finds himself drawn to the case by secrets from his past. As he digs deeper, he begins to suspect that there could be some kind of link between the mayoral race and the emergence of the Blonde Ice killings.

As the body count and the political stakes continue to rise, Malloy soon realizes he’s covering what could be the biggest story of his career. All he has to do is live through it.


This is the 3rd book in the Gil Malloy series. he first came out in The Kennedy Connection. I have to admit Gil is not my favorite character, though he is well written. He tends to irritate me some. But the premise of a female serial killer is a new angle, and it makes for a perfect light read, for reading by the pool, or on the deck, during vacation. If you like good character studies and a quick read, this one is for you!

About the Author:

R. G. Belsky, a journalist and author based in New York City, is the former managing editor of news for Prior to joining NBC in 2008, he was the managing editor for the New York Daily News, the news editor for Star Magazine, and the metropolitan editor of the New York Post. He is the author of the Gil Malloy mystery series, which began with The Kennedy Connection. Check out his website for more.

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