The Body Keeper by Anne Frasier

June 3rd, 2019 Kimberly Review 21 Comments

3rd Jun
The Body Keeper by Anne Frasier
The Body Keeper
by Anne Frasier
Series: Detective Jude Fontaine Mysteries #3
Genres: Mystery
Source: Publisher
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The Thriller Award–winning series continues as Detective Jude Fontaine finds a decades-old connection to missing children that will freeze her blood.

A boy’s frozen body is found trapped in the ice of a Minneapolis lake. The horrifying discovery leads Detective Jude Fontaine and her partner, Uriah Ashby, to more bodies in the ice, all of twelve-year-old boys missing for twenty years.

Then, in one of the worst blizzards the city has ever seen, a four-year-old is abandoned on Jude’s doorstep. The child can’t tell them where he’s from, who his parents are, or how he got there. He doesn’t even know his name.

But in his unspoken language, Jude reads something horrifying—a connection to the dead boys. Now a four-year-old with no name may be the only key to a twenty-year-old, very cold case.


The Body Keeper by Anne Frasier is the third novel in the Detective Jude Fontaine Mysteries series. The protagonist is a police detective was left an uncanny intuition after being held captive for three years.

I discovered this series through ads on my Kindle and devoured the first book describing Anne’s harrowing ordeal. The series is available through Kindle Unlimited and on Audible. This was the strongest novel to date and perhaps the darkest as we delve into child trafficking when the frozen bodies of children appear in the lake and a young boy is left on a doorstep

A blizzard, and discoveries regarding family gave us more insight into this strong, broken, compassionate police detective. We witness first hand growth, acceptance and trust as Detective Jude Fontaine is put to the test. I was completely pulled into the story as Jude fought to find justice for these lost souls and devoured this in a single evening.

There are triggers so be warned. It was hard knowing what these children experienced emotionally, physically and sexually. The story isn’t graphic, and we aren’t present when stronger elements of abuse occur but it broke my heart nonetheless and Fraiser painted a clear enough picture. Child Trafficking is a relevant issues and Fraiser tackled it well.

I am hoping we see more cases with Detective Jude Fontaine.

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21 Responses to “The Body Keeper by Anne Frasier”

  1. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    Love the title of this one. It immediately catches me. This sounds like a great mystery. I am really creeped out about the bodies being frozen for so long. ughh. I will have to check this series out tho. Great review.


  2. Carla

    Nice review Kimberly. I think I will pass on this one, I have a hard time with some of the human trafficking involving kids.

  3. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    You always find the best series to read. This definitely sounds like another winner. Thanks for the warning about the abuse. That’s always such a hard topic to read about so I like having the head’s up so I can brace myself for it.

  4. Heidi

    Sounds like a riveting read. I am not thrilled though about the child abuse, glad the author doesn’t go into over the top details.

  5. kindlemom1

    This would definitely be triggering but I can see why it would be a good read as well with wanting all the bad guys to be caught and put away.

  6. Lorna

    Oh, I didn’t know there was a new one! And on KU which I have temporarily. Definitely getting this one. It’s such a good series.

    • Kimberly

      I don’t have it either Nick. I bought the first one, but a few times a year Amazon offers KU on a deal. For example 3 months for 99 cents. I will grab the deal and read all the books on a list I keep. Then cancel.