The setting was a first for me. A town that during the winter freeze will isolate itself due to the freeze. No flights in or out, the river freezes and everyone who hasn't left is just existing till the snow ends and the freeze ends.
Jo Silver has started out as the editor of the Daily Mail in this town in the Yukon region. She obviously has not researched the place very well and a lot of surprises mainly unpleasant face her from her first day onwards. Her involvement at the very onset with a rather smashing, handsome man does not help matters or her reputation. Secrets abound and like a lot of small communities, every person wants to protect the home grown product against the outsider. Also a feature of small towns, everyone knows everyone else's business even before it happens as Jo finds out shortly afterwards.
Several murders later and cover up from the Editor to the Mayor of the paper apparent, Jo is no further in her investigative journalism to at least uncover what is happening in this small town that warrants repeated murders of its citizens.
Held my interest throughout and I could not solve the mystery till the very end!
A good debut novel.
Sent to me by Edelweiss for an unbiased review.
That does sound like a unique premise.ReplyDelete
I live in an area that freezes so the setting doesn't really appeal but the rest of the mystery does.ReplyDelete