Monday, January 14, 2013

Cover of Snow

By Jenny Milchman

Waking up one wintry morning in her old farmhouse nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Nora Hamilton instantly knows that something is wrong. When her fog of sleep clears, she finds her world is suddenly, irretrievably shattered: Her husband, Brendan, has committed suicide.

The first few hours following Nora’s devastating discovery pass for her in a blur of numbness and disbelief. Then, a disturbing awareness slowly settles in: Brendan left no note and gave no indication that he was contemplating taking his own life. Why would a rock-solid police officer with unwavering affection for his wife, job, and quaint hometown suddenly choose to end it all? Having spent a lifetime avoiding hard truths, Nora must now start facing them.

Unraveling her late husband’s final days, Nora searches for an explanation—but finds a bewildering resistance from Brendan’s best friend and partner, his fellow police officers, and his brittle mother. It quickly becomes clear to Nora that she is asking questions no one wants to answer. For beneath the soft cover of snow lies a powerful conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep its presence unknown . . . and its darkest secrets hidden.(Cover image and synopsis from Netgalley)

My Thoughts


I enjoyed this book. The suspense begins right from the start. I really liked Nora. She was like a dog with a bone when it came to her determination in figuring out why her husband committed suicide. Not sure who to turn to for help or who to trust, and getting veiled threats from her husband’s former co-workers, she is still determined to get answers.

I thought the author did a great job keeping the story moving. This is a great debut and I would not hesitate to read more from Ms. Milchman.

My thanks to Random House Publishing Group/Ballantine Books, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.

Publish date: January 15, 2013.

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