Allen & Unwin
RRP $ 29.99
A thrilling tale of snow-bound crime and suspense, from the bestselling author of Charlotte Pass.
Detective Sergeant Pierce Ryder of the Sydney Homicide Squad is on the hunt for notorious fugitive Gavin Hutton.
After months of dead-ends, the breakthrough Ryder has been hoping for leads him back to the New South Wales Snowy Mountains on the trail of the suspected killer.
Meanwhile, when an injured man bursts into the remote Thredbo lodge managed by Eva Bell, her first instinct is to protect her daughter, Poppy. The terrifying arrival of Jack Walker turns Eva’s world upside down as the consequences of Jack’s presence become clear.
With a killer on the loose, Jack Walker and Ryder are tangled in the same treacherous web – spun across the perilously beautiful Crackenback Range.
I feel like my reading year has really started well, this is another 5-star read and a book I will be recommending to all my crime fiction reading friends. How did I miss book one, “Charlotte Pass”? Luckily it is not essential to have read book one before you read book 2, the author does a great job of recounting many salient points so that you will not be lost. I will definitely keep a look out for book 3 and put this author on my “Must Read” list.
I did enjoy this one; empathetic characters, wonderful settings (I will visit the areas mentioned in the book – one day), and a gripping narrative that had me staying up way past a reasonable bed time just so I could finish this…such a great read this was.
I highly recommend this read to all lovers of great, character based, crime fiction. Lee Christine, I look forward to book 3.
This really does sound suspenseful, Carol! And that snowbound setting, I am sure, really adds to the tension. I always give credit when an author can welcome the reader to a series, whether the reader starts at Book 1 or Book whatever.