By Jenny Milchman
Jenny Milchman’s Cover of Snow is a striking 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 familiar with that anything is inaccurate. whilst her fog of sleep clears, she reveals her global is all of sudden, irretrievably shattered: Her husband, Brendan, has dedicated suicide.
The first few hours following Nora’s devastating discovery cross for her in a blur of numbness and disbelief. Then, a nerve-racking expertise slowly settles in: Brendan left no word and gave no indication that he was once considering taking his personal existence. Why might a rock-solid police officer with unwavering affection for his spouse, activity, and old fashioned place of origin all at once decide to finish all of it? Having spent a life-time fending off not easy truths, Nora needs to now commence 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 associate, his fellow law enforcement officials, and his brittle mom. It speedy turns into transparent to Nora that she is calling questions nobody desires to resolution. For underneath the smooth conceal 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 trip throughout the darkest evening, with blinding twists and infrequently deadly turns. it is a richly woven tale that not just appears to be like on the devastating results of suicide but additionally examines existence in a small city and explores the complexity of marriage. fanatics of Nancy Pickard, Margaret Maron, and C. J. field may be thrilled 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 manhattan Times
“Milchman makes [readers] consider 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 lower than the outside with a breathless strength and a suppose for practical characters.”—The Seattle Times
“The plot unfolds at a great clip . . . finally dashing headlong to a sequence of startling revelations.”—San Francisco magazine of Books
“Milchman expertly conveys Nora’s grief in a manner that would hot hearts even within the useless of a Wedeskyull winter.”—Publishers Weekly (starred evaluate)