By Jenny Milchman
Jenny Milchman’s Cover of Snow is a extraordinary 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 is aware that anything is inaccurate. while her fog of sleep clears, she unearths her international is all at once, irretrievably shattered: Her husband, Brendan, has devoted suicide.
The first few hours following Nora’s devastating discovery cross for her in a blur of numbness and disbelief. Then, a anxious expertise slowly settles in: Brendan left no notice 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, task, and old fashioned homeland all of sudden decide to finish all of it? Having spent an entire life 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 reveals a bewildering resistance from Brendan’s ally and companion, his fellow cops, and his brittle mom. It speedy turns into transparent to Nora that she is calling questions nobody desires to resolution. For underneath the tender disguise of snow lies a strong conspiracy that may 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 additionally examines lifestyles in a small city and explores the complexity of marriage. enthusiasts 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, besides a painterly reward for changing frozen emotions into scenes of a forbidding wintry weather landscape.”—The ny Times
“Milchman makes [readers] believe the chilliness down to their bones and casts a very powerful temper during this fashionable thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Milchman tackles small-town angst the place evil can simmer below the skin with a breathless strength and a suppose for reasonable characters.”—The Seattle Times
“The plot unfolds at a superb clip . . . eventually speeding headlong to a chain of startling revelations.”—San Francisco magazine of Books
“Milchman expertly conveys Nora’s grief in a fashion that might hot hearts even within the useless of a Wedeskyull winter.”—Publishers Weekly (starred evaluate)