About The Author
Jenny is the Chair of the International Thriller Writers’ Debut Authors Program. She is also the founder of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, which was celebrated last year in all 50 states and four foreign countries by 350-and-growing bookstores.
Jenny hosts the Made It Moments forum on her blog, which has featured more than 250 international bestsellers, Edgar winners and independent authors. She co-hosts the literary series Writing Matters, which attracts guests coast-to-coast and has received national media attention, and loves to teach and speak about writing and publishing for New York Writers Workshop, Arts By The People, and WomenWhoWrite.
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Cover Of Snow by Jenny Milchman
Publisher: Ballantine Books / Random House
Publication Date: January 15, 2013
Format: Hardcover - 336 pages / Kindle - 1307 KB / Nook - 3 MB
Genre: Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by JKSCommunications.
Waking up one wintry morning in her old farmhouse nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Nora Hamilton instantly knows that something is wrong. When her fog of sleep clears, she finds her world is suddenly, irretrievably shattered: Her husband, Brendan, has committed suicide.
The first few hours following Nora’s devastating discovery pass for her in a blur of numbness and disbelief. Then, a disturbing awareness slowly settles in: Brendan left no note and gave no indication that he was contemplating taking his own life. Why would a rock-solid police officer with unwavering affection for his wife, job, and quaint hometown suddenly choose to end it all? Having spent a lifetime avoiding hard truths, Nora must now start facing them.
Unraveling her late husband’s final days, Nora searches for answers—but meets with bewildering resistance from Brendan’s best friend and partner, his fellow police officers, and his brittle mother. It quickly becomes clear to Nora that she is asking questions no one wants to answer. For beneath the soft cover of snow lies a powerful conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep its presence unknown . . . and its darkest secrets hidden.
My Book Review:
Cover Of Snow is a gripping story of one woman's journey to uncover the truth of her husband's suicide. When Nora Hamilton wakes up one morning to find her police officer husband Brendan has hung himself in the attic of their farmhouse, she questions how and why he would commit suicide. Nora's quest to find out why Brendan killed himself leads her to uncover deep dark long buried secrets of a small town in the Adirondack Mountains, and the people who will go to any lengths to keep the past buried. Considered an outsider by the townspeople of Wedeskyull, NY, Nora doesn't know who she can trust, and her determination to continue her quest to uncover the truth will put herself and others in grave danger. Will Nora uncover the truth of her husband's death, or will she too be silenced?
In her debut novel, author Jenny Milchman weaves a riveting thriller full of tension, suspense and enough twist and turns that keeps the reader sitting on the edge of their seat. Written in the first person narrative, the story is told by the main character Nora Hamilton, with third person narratives from other character perspectives interspersed throughout the book. The reader is transported to the cold snowy little Adirondack Mountains town of Wedeskyull, NY, where dark secrets are buried deep and townspeople protect their own. Nora takes the reader on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth of why her husband committed suicide, only to open up a pandora's box that could prove to be even more deadly.
The story opens with the shocking suicide and rapidly engages the reader to follow along with Nora as she uncovers the mystery that surrounds the death of her husband and the long buried secrets of his hometown. With a smattering of clues that are revealed in each chapter, and a slue of mysterious characters with motives, secrets and dark pasts, the story easily holds the reader's attention and keeps them guessing until the surprising conclusion. The author's attention to detail and vivid description of the riveting storyline and the cold snowy NY mountain setting that comes alive and leaps off the pages in a bone-chilling way that makes Cover Of Snow a gripping mystery suspense thriller that is one heck of an entertaining read.
RATING: 4 STARS ****