Troy Chance returns in another riveting novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Learning to Swim
Freelance writer Troy Chance is snapping photos of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace when the ice-cutting machine falls silent. Encased in the ice is the shadowy outline of a body--a man she knows. One of her roommates falls under suspicion, and the media descends. Troy's assigned to write an in-depth feature on the dead man, who, it turns out, was the privileged son of a wealthy Connecticut family who had been playing at a blue collar life in this Adirondack village. And the deeper Troy digs into his life and mysterious death, the murkier things become. After the victim's sister comes to town and a string of disturbing incidents unfold, it's clear someone doesn't want the investigation to continue. Troy doesn't know who to trust, and what she ultimately finds out threatens to shatter the serenity of these mountain towns. She must decide which family secrets should be exposed, what truths should remain hidden, and how far her own loyalty can reach.
A Cold and Lonely Place, the sequel to Learning to Swim, follows Troy on a powerful emotional journey as she discovers the damage left by long-hidden secrets, and catches a glimpse of what might have been.
At first when I read the back of the book cover to see what this book was about (as I always try to do) I had to read the description twice to realize that the name of the main character was a girl and not a guy.
Upon starting the first chapter I realized that this story would make me feel like I was there with the characters. After I read the first paragraph of Chapter one I was immediately intrigued and wanted to keep reading to see what would happen to the girl (who happened to be a reporter) and to see how she would deal with the situations she was given.
As I got to about Chapter eighteen I was even a little on edge and couldn't wait to get to the next page to see what would happen next. I had a really hard time putting this book down; I thought it was that wonderful of a story. One of the other things I really liked about this book is how short each chapter is.
Although there are quite a bit of chapters and parts to this book, it was easy to set a goal to stop after a certain chapter was done. I think this book would be a great book for any reader who likes thrillers or mysteries for a book. I really like how this author was able to “pull” me into the story within the first paragraph.
Overall I give this book an “A+.”
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Tiffany