Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter at the Door

Lizzie Snow is a homicide detective from Boston who has moved to a small Maine town for personal reasons.  Her arrival in Bearkill comes at just the right moment.  Chief of Police Cody Chevrier is dealing with the deaths of four former policemen, a number he feels is too high to be a natural occurrence.  

As the body count rises, Lizzie finds herself in a town full of interesting characters who don't necessarily welcome newcomers with open arms.  

Lizzie Snow is a character I immediately liked.  She is still dealing with the death of her sister and the disappearance of her young niece.  Her most recent boyfriend, Dylan (who also shows up in Bearkill, Maine) has betrayed her, so Lizzie is looking for a fresh start.

Graves wisely doesn't reveal everything in this first novel, and creates a little tension as well between Dylan, who would like to have another chance with Lizzie, and Trey Washburn, the vet in town, who is interested in Lizzie himself.  

There's a lot going on in this mystery, but Graves created enough suspense and drama that I could barely put this book down, and still manages to tie things up in the end.

I'm looking forward to reading more Lizzie Snow mysteries and am already waiting for the next installment.

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