I've been in the mood lately for thrilling mysteries and Cover of Snow the debut mystery from Jenny Milchman arrived just in time to fulfill this desire.
Nora wakes up groggy on morning after a night of passionate love making to find that her husband, a cop in the small New York town, has hanged himself in the attic. Nora is completely shocked by his suicide and wants to find out what would drive her husband to kill himself. But asking questions in his hometown is proving to be more dangerous than she suspected.
Sinister and creepy, Cover of Snow is populated by characters who all seem to be keeping secrets. Nora has never felt completely accepted by her husband's friends and family but now she realizes she is more of an outcast than she thought. Well paced with just enough clues to keep the reader constantly guessing and enough eerie events to keep the reader freaked out, I could not put the book down until I had experienced the dramatic and revealing ending. Without giving anything away, I must admit that I felt several of the characters were flat and the ending doesn't completely satisfy.
Since the characters are experiencing the cold and snow of an upstate New York winter, Cover of Snow was a good book to cuddle up with while sheltering from the subzero temperatures we have been experiencing in Utah lately.
** I received a complimentary copy of Cover of Snow in exchange for my honest review. No additional compensation was received. **