Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Review: Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman


Happily married Nora Hamilton is settling into her home in a small town in the Adirondacks, when she wakes one morning to discover that her husband has killed himself in their home.  She refuses to believe things are as simple as the local police department, of which her husband was an officer, make it out to be.  As she begins to look into the reason her husband, who seemed happy and content, would take such a drastic action, Nora begins to uncover decades-old secrets that threaten to perfect image of the small town.

Writing
Unimpressive.  The characters are flat and show no development over the course of the book.  Each one, from the autistic savant to our main character herself are stock in every way.  The plot itself drags and the "twists" are less than surprising.

Entertainment Value
Also unimpressive.  It's the worst kind of read - totally unmemorable.  It's a mystery that I could have given up halfway through and not missed the ending.  It's been a month or so and I've honestly already forgotten "who-dunnit".

Overall
Don't bother.  There are a lot of great thrillers out there, and this just isn't one of them.


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