Monday, January 21, 2013

Cover of Snow

Cover of Snow

Cover of Snow

Jenny Milchman

ISBN: 978-0-345-53421-7

January 2013

*This is an ARC copy that I won from a librarything giveaway*

4 stars

When Nora Hamilton wakes to find that her husband has committed suicide she is thrown into a cyclone of grief and confusion.  In her quest to find out why her husband killed himself the question seems to be buried under an avalanche of mysteries.  It seems that everyone in their small New York town is hiding something, even the police officers that her husband worked with and who were considered friends, and the more she digs the more danger she finds. Her one ally in the town has his own questions leaving her to doubt his agenda and reliability isolating her further as she pushes boundaries to uncover the truth.

This debut author is compared to Gillian Flynn (I don’t pay much attention to comparisons because in my experiences they are usually way off) and I couldn’t agree more when it comes to this novel.  I was instantly caught up into the book but not for the obvious reasons.  The characters, the town itself being a vivid character too, are what grabbed and held onto my attention throughout.  There is just the right amount of dysfunction to make them relatable, no matter how much you don’t want them to be, and not so much that they are unbelievable. The plot deserves a lot of credit too as it managed to keep me on my toes through the majority of the book. There were some spots when the side stories didn’t seem to flow as smoothly with the main plot and I had to go over what I had just read so that I could get back on track. (This is where I point out again that this is an ARC copy)  Between the cast of characters and the suspense I am glad that I entered the giveaway for this novel.  I will wholeheartedly recommend this one, especially to mystery and suspense fans.


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