Monday, May 13, 2013
In the Bleak Midwinter
Despite the fact that her search leads her into some remote parts of the mountains in the middle of winter, and at times she even fears for her life. Milchman describes the frigid winter surroundings so well that I found myself shivering often while I read this (which may make it the ideal book for a sweltering summer afternoon).
The story is suspenseful and creepy, but gripping and difficult to put down. It's an exceptionally written first novel, and will likely be enjoyed by fans of Julia Spencer-Fleming and Louise Penny.
Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for the e-galley of the book.