Cracks in the Ice

Cracks in the Ice received the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval and is a Selah Book Award finalist. “We skate deliberately over the wide dangerous cracks, where lesser skaters might fall and never recover …” Gina Mangalli, niece of a mafia don, has dreams of Olympic gold as a figure skater. When tragedy strikes, her life spins out of control, and then a rash decision changes Gina's life forever. The burden of guilt causes a spiral that carries her further from the life she had always dreamed for herself. Have things gone too far? Can her hopes and dreams be restored or is it too late?

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1 review for Cracks in the Ice

  1. Christina Weigand

    Cracks in the Ice by Deanna Klingel is an interesting glimpse into the world of championship figure skating and the mafia. Although at times the characters seemed a little to clueless for their own good, overall the story is intriguing. At times the issues seemed to easily solved by the character that was dealing with them. I would have liked to see a little more of the characters involvement in the world around them.
    Klingel touches on some very sensitive issues like alcoholism and the mafia and for the most part handles them well. I would have liked to see more of the struggles of each character as they faced their demons.
    I struggled at the beginning of the book and that may have been due to the pov Klingel chose, but once I got into the story I couldn’t stop reading it. I had to know how it ended.
    This would be a good book for the young adults in your life with some good life lessons.

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