By Jenny Milchman
WINNER OF THE MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
Jenny Milchman’s Cover of Snow is a impressive debut, a gripping story of suspense within the culture of Gillian Flynn, Chris Bohjalian, and Nancy Pickard.
Waking up one wintry morning in her previous farmhouse nestled within the Adirondack Mountains of recent York, Nora Hamilton immediately understands that whatever is incorrect. whilst her fog of sleep clears, she reveals her global is all at once, irretrievably shattered: Her husband, Brendan, has dedicated suicide.
The first few hours following Nora’s devastating discovery go for her in a blur of numbness and disbelief. Then, a traumatic understanding slowly settles in: Brendan left no be aware and gave no indication that he was once considering taking his personal lifestyles. Why could a rock-solid police officer with unwavering affection for his spouse, activity, and old fashioned place of origin abruptly decide to finish all of it? Having spent a life-time heading off tough truths, Nora needs to now begin dealing with them.
Unraveling her past due husband’s ultimate days, Nora searches for an explanation—but unearths a bewildering resistance from Brendan’s ally and associate, his fellow law enforcement officials, and his brittle mom. It quick turns into transparent to Nora that she is calling questions nobody desires to solution. For underneath the delicate hide of snow lies a robust conspiracy that would cease at not anything to maintain its presence unknown . . . and its darkest secrets and techniques hidden.
Praise for Cover of Snow
“Well-defined characters take us on an emotional roller-coaster experience throughout the darkest evening, with blinding twists and infrequently deadly turns. it is a richly woven tale that not just seems on the devastating results of suicide but additionally examines lifestyles in a small city and explores the complexity of marriage. lovers of Nancy Pickard, Margaret Maron, and C. J. field may be extremely joyful to discover this new author.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Milchman unearths an intimate wisdom of the psychology of grief, in addition to a painterly reward for changing frozen emotions into scenes of a forbidding iciness landscape.”—The long island Times
“Milchman makes [readers] think the nippiness down to their bones and casts a very potent temper during this trendy thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Milchman tackles small-town angst the place evil can simmer below the outside with a breathless power and a believe for life like characters.”—The Seattle Times
“The plot unfolds at an outstanding clip . . . eventually speeding headlong to a sequence of startling revelations.”—San Francisco magazine of Books
“Milchman expertly conveys Nora’s grief in a fashion that might hot hearts even within the lifeless of a Wedeskyull winter.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
From the Hardcover edition.