Frozen Fire – Reviewed by Roger Mills
Monday, 15th November, 2010
One of Bowler’s great gifts is his capacity to generate tension. Again and again throughout the book you are left on the edge of your seat, desperate to know what is going to happen next. Pretty much every chapter ends with a cliff-hanger. You think Dusty is safe from the vigilantes when a menacing van pulls into sight in the final paragraph. She’s in hospital about to go to sleep when the boy is suddenly there with her. Final paragraph again….I usually like to end a reading session at the end of a chapter. But each chapter end left Hal so much on the edge of his seat that there would be loud protests. ‘You CAN’T stop there, Dad. You just CAN’T.’ In the end I started scanning ahead to the end of the chapter to see where the inevitable suspenseful note was going to fall so that I could stop reading just before.
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