Cold Snap

Lucy Kincaid Novels, #8

I have enjoyed following Lucy Kincaid as she made her way through the Academy on her way to graduating as an FBI Agent. She's a character that has been dealt far more than her share of adversity and has come out the other side stronger for it. Needless to say, she wasn't going to get off easy as she and her boyfriend traveled to San Diego to spend Christmas with her family. What was different about this story was how Allison Brennan wove in stories surrounding Lucy's siblings.

Cold Snap is broken up into three parts, with each part focusing on a different set of characters and a separate storyline. In Part 1, we focus on Patrick and him finally letting go of the anger and pain he felt after Lucy's kidnapping, rape and his subsequent coma. It takes Elle, his high school girlfriend's little sister to crack his emotions open.

Part 2 has my favorite characters: Sean and Lucy, but also Kate and Dillon.

Part 3 has quite a few characters involved, but we spend a lot of time getting to know Carina, one of Lucy's older sisters and one she'd like to forge a relationship with.

Each part was enjoyable and we got to see more of Lucy's siblings on a more personal level than we have before. It was nice to see all of Lucy’s family together, but also a bit sad to realize that she’s only close to two of her siblings.

As with any Lucy Kincaid novel, Lucy can’t go far without something happening that requires her expertise, along with Sean and any number of family members or friends. But as always, Allison Brennan creates a storyline that has readers on the edge of their seats. You pull for Lucy and her family to find and defeat the bad guys in time to have Christmas dinner. For anyone that follows this series, this is definitely one to pick up.

Book Blurb for Cold Snap

The Kincaid Family Christmas Reunion is threatened by murder …


On his way home to San Diego, P.I. Patrick Kincaid takes a detour through San Francisco to check on the wellbeing of a family friend who’s mysteriously been unreachable. What he doesn’t expect is to be shot at before he can find out why attorney Elle Santana won’t ask the police for help in finding a missing girl. Soon, he’s on the run from both good guys and bad as he and Elle race to find the witness and take down a sweatshop run by a corrupt businessman with a penchant for violence.


Newly sworn FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid can’t remember the last time she spent the holidays with her whole family, but getting home by December 25th is proving to be a bit of a problem. A blizzard shut down the airports and she and her boyfriend Sean Rogan are stuck in a Denver hotel … with a dead body. And if that wasn’t all, back in San Diego Colonel Kincaid ends up in the hospital, where an even greater danger awaits … a man with a vendetta who will kill anyone who gets in his way. This Christmas, the Kincaid family needs nothing less than a miracle to survive. And time is running out.

Cold Snap is the seventh Lucy Kincaid Novel from New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2014 4.00