Ice Shear

M. P. Cooley (Author)

Product Details

William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
July 22, 2014
6.25 X 9.38 X 1.08 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

M. P. Cooley's crime novel Ice Shear was named one of O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of Summer 2014 and was called "an excellent debut" by Publishers Weekly in their starred review. A native of upstate New York, Cooley currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


"This promising debut delivers a fast-paced, engaging rural thriller."--Booklist
"Cooley's high-energy plot keeps the surprises coming. She is an author to watch."--BBC Books
"Cooley makes it a gripping ride all the way."--San Jose Mercury News
"Captivating, original and brilliant. Seamlessly natural - ICE SHEAR shines with the remarkable confidence and authority of true talent."--Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of The Wrong Girl and an Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author
"As chilling as its title, a small-town police story that grows and grows into the bigger themes of power, corruption, and coverup."--Andrew Gross, author of Everything to Lose
"Cooley's writing has an easy flow . . . the pacing is excellent and the storyline so engrossing that it's difficult to believe Ice Shear is a debut novel . . . Cooley's characters are bursting with vitality, practically leaping off the page."--Los Angeles Review of Books
"Excellent debut . . . a strong, fast-paced narrative and an intriguing heroine propel the believable twists in a plot involving politics, a burgeoning meth industry, and biker gangs."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)