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Cover of Snow

by Jenny Milchman

Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2013
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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 an explanation - but finds a 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.

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"Starred Review. Milchman expertly conveys Nora's grief in a way that will warm hearts even in the dead of a Wedeskyull winter." - Publishers Weekly

"Nice writing, but Nora's meandering investigation only makes a confusing plot even more so in a tale populated by irrelevant details and vague side journeys." - Kirkus

"Milchman's debut is a chillingly good mystery thriller that quickly picks up momentum and spirals into a whirling avalanche of secrets, danger, and suspense." - Library Journal

"Everything a great suspense novel should be - tense, emotional, mysterious, and satisfying ... Let's hope this is the start of a long career." - Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Wanted Man

"Terrifically suspenseful ... Reading Cover of Snow feels like racing across a frozen lake: heart-pounding, exhilarating, frightening." - Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling author of The Beautiful Mystery

"A suspenseful story of switchbacks and surprises ... Cover of Snow is a darkly atmospheric first novel that challenges all sorts of romantic notions we might harbor about small towns and the people we think we can trust." - Laura Lippmann, New York Times bestselling author of And When She Was Good

"A terrific debut." - Harlan Cobin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seconds Away

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Jenny Milchman lives in New Jersey with her family. Cover of Snow is her first novel.

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