By Jenny Milchman
WINNER OF THE MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
Jenny Milchman’s Cover of Snow is a awesome 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 latest York, Nora Hamilton immediately is aware that anything is incorrect. whilst her fog of sleep clears, she reveals her global is unexpectedly, irretrievably shattered: Her husband, Brendan, has devoted suicide.
The first few hours following Nora’s devastating discovery go for her in a blur of numbness and disbelief. Then, a nerve-racking knowledge slowly settles in: Brendan left no be aware and gave no indication that he was once considering taking his personal lifestyles. Why might a rock-solid police officer with unwavering affection for his spouse, activity, and old fashioned place of origin unexpectedly decide to finish all of it? Having spent an entire life keeping off difficult truths, Nora needs to now commence dealing with them.
Unraveling her overdue husband’s ultimate days, Nora searches for an explanation—but unearths a bewildering resistance from Brendan’s ally and accomplice, his fellow cops, and his brittle mom. It quick turns into transparent to Nora that she is looking questions not anyone desires to resolution. For underneath the tender hide of snow lies a robust conspiracy that might 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 journey during the darkest evening, with blinding twists and infrequently deadly turns. it is a richly woven tale that not just appears on the devastating results of suicide but in addition examines lifestyles in a small city and explores the complexity of marriage. fanatics of Nancy Pickard, Margaret Maron, and C. J. field can be overjoyed to discover this new author.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Milchman finds an intimate wisdom of the psychology of grief, besides a painterly present for changing frozen emotions into scenes of a forbidding wintry weather landscape.”—The long island Times
“Milchman makes [readers] suppose the nippiness all the way down to their bones and casts a very potent temper during this fashionable thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Milchman tackles small-town angst the place evil can simmer less than the outside with a breathless strength and a think for life like characters.”—The Seattle Times
“The plot unfolds at a superb 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 may hot hearts even within the lifeless of a Wedeskyull winter.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
From the Hardcover edition.