She'll fall in love again... with a man and the island. Charlotte returns to her Aunt Bess and Mackinac Island, a quaint retreat that welcomes summer tourists and allows no cars to renew herself and write about the island's ghosts.
She's come to help Bess with her heartache, an ended love with Shaun, and to renew a friendship with neighbor Hannah.
In winter Mackinac closes down and everyone looks forward to the ice bridge that freezes across the Straits of Mackinac.
Until Hannah disappears into the icy waters crossing it.
Everyone says it's an accident. But Charlotte and her admirer cop friend, Mac, don't think so. Something isn't right. Hannah was too smart to go off the path.
So it's murder.... but why.... how.... by whom?
In the end, it's Mac - and perhaps Hannah's ghost - who saves Charlotte and Bess's lives when the killer decides they're too close to the truth and tries to kill them, too.
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A good listen.
Charlotte moves to Mackinac Island when her fiance breaks her heart and runs off with her best friend. She wants to pursue her dream of writing a book, and what better place than a place that's rumoured to have ghosts. While there she meets the enigmatic Mac, the local cop, he gives her leads to people who have seen ghosts. He then tells her the tale of the Ice Bridge ghosts.
During winter, the island gets cut off from the mainland, apart from a stretch of water that freezes over and becomes the Ice Bridge. The islanders know that the bridge isnt always safe and some say that the ghosts of the dead roam the bridge at night. Charlotte is intrigued and gets the islanders story. She is terrified of the bridge though and doesn't like to cross it, that is until her friend and neighbour goes missing and the only way to the mainland is to cross the bridge.
When it comes to light that Hannah went through the ice, Charlotte and Mac need to figure out how. They find out that it may not of been accidental so both need to figure out who did it and why.
This, for me, was first and foremost a sweet romance. Charlotte and Mac find themselves drawn to each other and despite Charlotte needing time to get over her ex, Mac is always there when she needs him. I really liked reading their story.
The mystery kind of let the book down. I found it to be lacking suspects. Usually there is at least a handful of suspects and it's fun trying to whittle it down, so I felt let down that there wasn't any.
The ghosts aspect was well done. I enjoyed the idea that the place was so haunted and the ice bridge, even without the ghosts, was scary enough. I couldn't imagine crossing something so big that is frozen over!!
Anyway, in all it's a cute love story. Again Kathryn Meyer Griffith has created an awesome character driven story which I know a lot of people will enjoy. She always puts so much into her characters, that it shows.
I listened to the audio and while I did think that the narrator did a good job, I kind of wanted her to differentiate each character a little more. I also wanted her to bring more to the characters to make them pop from the audio. Still I enjoyed the story overall and would recommend it to anyone who likes a character driven story.
- Natalie @ BookLoversLife
The Ice Bridge
I loved this book!It was full of suspense and well written,with a bit of romance tossed in.Poor Charlotte has been dumped.She heads to her aunts house to regroup and falls into circumstances not of her making.The narrator,Ashley Arnold,was wonderful with the material.Highly recommended!I was gifted a copy for an honest review.