Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman

Nora wakes late and feels groggy.  She doesn't usually sleep late.  Her husband is up, though, his side of the bed is empty.  She goes in search of him but he's in none of the usual places.  She's suddenly filled with terror when she looks up the back stairs and sees him hanging...

Ballentine Books and Edelweiss allowed me to download this ebook for review (thank you).  It will be published on January 15th, so make a note to check with your local bookstore then.

I found this to be a very impressive effort by a first-time author.  Ms. Milchman writes a good story with plenty of depth.  It's a believable plot with lots of action.

Nora rehabs houses and that was what she was doing with the home she and her husband shared.  They'd had an enjoyable evening and made love before they slept.  How could he do something like this?

She's determined to find out what caused his death.  Her first surprise is to find that he had drugged her the night before so she wouldn't wake when he carried out his suicide.  When she checks what kind of drug was used, it had been given to him by prescription a week before his death.  He never took pills.  Why then?  What had happened that made him get them?

The more she finds out, the less she knows.  The man she married had secrets he didn't share with her.  Most of the town isn't willing to share them with her either.  It takes an autistic mechanic she meets when he's installing a tail light on her car who finally starts giving her hints about the past.

The chief of police encourages her to leave town.  Her mother-in-law accuses her of causing her husband to kill herself.  Her parents are too busy to be with her.  She finds she really doesn't have many friends in this small town.  And the few she has are being murdered.

Something is out of control in this town.  Can she figure it out in time to stop it before she's killed?

It will keep you on your toes and twist your mind while you try to figure out what's going on.  It's a good read.

Happy reading.     

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