56. Girl in Snow (Danya Kukafka)

Screen Shot 2017-07-16 at 11.16.27 AMThank you to Simon & Schuster Canada who shared an advance reader’s copy of Girl in Snow through a Goodreads Giveaway!  It is always such a special treat to win an ARC and read it before it is published!

My family laughed when I opened this book because they knew that I would appreciate the texture of the cover and the rough page edges.  Although this book is not specific to the YA crowd, I think that my daughter would likely enjoy the book which begins with a shocking murder of Lucinda.  It is divided into days and told from the perspective of multiple characters including Cameron, who loved the murdered girl and had been stalking her, watching her through her window at night.  The book begins with:

“When they told him Lucinda Hayes was dead, Cameron though of her shoulder blades and how they framed her naked spine, like a pair of static lungs”

and writer begins to learn of Cameron’s challenges and secrets.  Jade section told of how she hated Lucinda who had stolen her babysitting job.  Jade struggled with her family life and her sections included scripts which she wrote.

The reader learns dirty laundry about multiple characters, their pasts and their present situations.  Initially, the murderer could be anyone but slowly more and more story is revealed until the murderer is caught.

I always find it difficult to review these types of mysteries as I don’t want to give too much away and spoil the story so this review is short.  Girl is Snow is a book that can be read in one sitting, keeps the readers attention and is full of plot twists.  It is an easy read that is perfect for a day when you feel like curling up in front of a fire with a cup of tea.

Thanks again to Simon & Schuster who sent this ARC and to Danya Kukafka for sharing her first novel!

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