From the Midwest Book Review:
… a tense murder mystery featuring tough-minded ex-homicide detective turned eighteen-wheel truck driver Hunter Rayne. … Ice on the Grapevine is a riveting mystery that will keep the reader guessing to the very end. …
Ice on the Grapevine was a finalist for the 2012 Global Ebook Award in Mystery Fiction. One of the judges had the following to say:
This is a well-written, well-developed traditional mystery. The characters are very down to earth and engaging and this is especially true for the main character who is very patient and has lots of flaws. I look forward to learning more about Hunter Rayne as I read the other novels in the series.
From The Kindle Book Review:
This is a well spun yarn, full of plot detail and credible human response. Whodunit addicts will not be disappointed.
From Crime Fiction Lover, the Site for Die-Hard Crime & Thriller Fans (UK):
… a straightforward and uncomplicated story, well-told and tightly edited. … Ice on the Grapevine is well worth having a look at.
Goodreads review from Dustin Thomas:
The dialogue is well written and smooth and without giving away any spoilers there are well thought out and believable twists. The pacing is good and the lead characters are likable, flaws and all, and though I haven’t read the first book in the series I now want to and look forward to reading more in the future.
I highly recommend Ice On The Grapevine as a good read and a solid example of good writing. Plus, and this is probably most important, it is a fun ride. (See complete review)
Truck & Driver magazine, United Kingdom:
Ideal for those who love a tense murder mystery and who will also appreciate a taste of trucking North America style, Ice on the Grapevine is clearly written by someone with plenty of background in the transport industry. (View full review.)
From Yahoo contributor Trucker/Writer Roddy J. Dryer:
… the small sub-genre of Trucker Fiction is tiny indeed, and sadly filled with a lot of poor quality work. But this reviewer states that not only is Ice on the Grapevine the finest in the genre I’ve seen (but please note that there are two other novels in the Hunter Rayne series and this is the second), but easily stands with the finer work of any genre in fiction. So, if there is anyone out there who knows of better trucker fiction than this, or even nearly as good, I beg you please bring the story to my attention. (View full review.)