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Er mother in law s home a picture of a boy with T shirt sporting the name of the bar These two clues alone somehow some mysterious way point Nora to the tiny town 20 miles away where this bar is located Nora does find vital information in this town but there is no logic to this town being a legitimate clue it makes no narrative sense at allThere are numerous other problems with this novel Nora s mother in law hates her for no apparent reason the deep dark secret that Vern wants to hide is that when he was a teenager he didn t properly mark an ice fishing hole and so Brendan s younger brother falls into it and dies it s not a murder or anything intentionally malicious just an accident but the novel presents it as a grotesue crime that Vern will do almost anything to keep from coming to light at one point Nora goes to an important meeting with Ned but then runs into a tertiary character Mrs Cooper and immediately follows Mrs Cooper a complete stranger to Nora into the woods although initially they were in the middle of a town apparently there were some woods handy for them to turn off into she doesn t tell Ned Hey I need to talk to this lady but I ll be back to talk to you in an hour or anything like that she just abandons Ned and follows Mrs Cooper into the woodsThe novel presents one nonseuitur after another It s jaggged and rough The characters are not remotely realistic over other than Dugger they aren t ven likable Necessary motives are wholly lacking The dialogue is atrocious all too obviously contrived and artificial there is no polish to it no sense that we are listening to actual human beings speak to Multichannel Marketing Ecosystems each otherI know this review probably sounds pretty negative Okay it is pretty negative but I atually think that Milchman had a good story idea I think that with the properditorial guidance this could have been a much much better novel As it stands however it s really awful I think Milchman could grow into being a good thriller writer but she needs some definite Extending Symfony 2 Web Application Framework editorial help I just spent a chunk of myvening writing a thoughtful review for a book I actually liked so I m going to keep this short andbitterbecause I just don t have it in me to write anything thoughtful for something I found so Angels Whiskey effing boring me listening to this audiobookNora wakes up one snowy morning to find that her police officer husband has hanged himself But she refuses to believe he would havever committed suicide Ritual Alliances of the Putian Plain: Volume Two: A Survey of Village Temples and Ritual Activities especially after the night of great sex they just had So Nora sets out to uncover what actually happened to the love of her life But what she finds is that her small Adirondack town is actually full of cagey as shit people who all seem to have a secret to hide including her husband s colleagues on the police force Yadda yadda yaddaI found this book SO SLOW And SO BORING The main character Nora is an unbearably spineless dim bulb with no social skills and she drove me crazy At one point she has sweaty palms and wipes her hands on someonelse s pants What All other characters were one dimensional liciting no motional connection from me whatsoever The mystery itself is not ngaging and really fucking dragggssss and the whole plot is full of terrible mystery writing For instanceNora s aunt has something to tell her but refuses to speak on this potentially important secret until the morning And what s the reason for needing to wait until the morning None BUT WE ALL KNOW WHAT S GOING TO HAPPEN TO AUNT JEAN BY THE MORNING Grrrrr at setting up a cliffhanger unnecessarily that we S GOING TO HAPPEN TO AUNT JEAN BY THE MORNING Grrrrr at setting up a cliffhanger unnecessarily that we know leads to Nora never learning this secret Like I said it s just bad mystery writingMilcham relies so heavily on these kinds of genre cliches matched with a stupid amateur sleuth for a lead character that I had a very hard time with this book And I probably would have uit it a number of times if I didn t have such a problem with DNFing books Someone help meThere are a couple good things I can find to say like the writing itself is okay Milcham has a way with prose to create setting and atmosphere And the overall mystery came together in the nd though there were secondary uestions left unanswered But if I were you dear review reader I d skip this one beause it s really just as blah as blah can be I can t do it This book makes no sense what so ver My car crunched over the combination of salt pebbles and grit that served as a parking lot I avoided the gas pump pulling into a space a fair distance from the row of gray cop cars Their shadowy forms made my red car look like the afterimage of some alien sunNora wakes up to a cold bed one morning dazed and wondering where her husband is he s missing on a workday and after a night of great sex Only to find that he s hanged himself upstairs This isn t a spoiler it s Chapter One The book is about her trying to find out why on arth he would have done such a thing since she d had no inkling that he was depressed or sad or upsetI have mixed feelings about this Let s break it downPROS1 The writing is beautiful I really liked the way Milchman turns a phraseview spoiler Either way we were kissing his mouth the only true source of heat in the universe and Uths Nora must now start facing themUnraveling her late husband’s final days Nora searches for an universe and Uths Nora must now start facing themUnraveling her late husband’s final days nora searches for an but finds a Nora searches for an but finds a resistance from Brendan’s best friend and partner his fellow police officers and his brittle mother It uickly becomes clear to Nora that she is asking uestions no one wants to answer For beneath the soft cover of snow lies a powerful conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep its presence unknown and its darkest secrets hiddenPraise for Cover of Snow   “Well defined characters take us on an 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set emotional roller coaster ride through the darkest night with blinding twists and occasionally fatal turns This is a richly woven story that not only looks at the devastatingffects of suicide but also The Seventh Witch examines life in a small town andxplores the complexity of marriage Fans of Nancy Pickard Margaret Maron and C J Box will be delighted to find. I very much wanted to like Cover of Snow I really did and so despite my doubts continuing to mount as I read and I persevered to the And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake end to the bitternd The I read the of a chore reading this book became It started out so promisingly and Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America ended so disappointinglyThis is a debut novel and it certainly shows As I read I kept wondering are there noditors at Ballantine Books Cover of Snow as it is published now is a diamond well maybe a turuoise in the rough A good The Pocket Wife editor could have turned this novel from the literary dreck that it is into a mediocre thriller Jenny Milchman the author had some good ideas in this novel but they just aren t fully and properly developed and they are completely unpolished Where were theditors to help this young writerThe prose is prickly and bumpy like driving at high speeds over a series of speed bumps it jostles and jerks the reader in many different directions It makes the reader dizzy The protagonist Nora is constantly suddenly changing direction and running off here or there or chasing some strange new tangent abruptly that is when she s not drinking tea My god Nora drinks a lot of tea in this novel which is fine but do we really need to hear all about her tea drinkingSOME SPOILERS BELOWAnd Nora though she s supposed to be a normal woman grieving the death of her husband is just weird really weird She seems to have no social skills at all constantly behaving oddly On one occasion Nora is nervous and her palms start sweating so she wipes her sweaty palms on the pants of a woman she has just met who does that in real life When her house burns to the ground she barely reacts at all she doesn t The Color of Our Sky even tell her own parents she doesn t go to the burned down house to try to sift for anything that might have survived the fire she doesn t worry about where she s going to stay She acts completely unlike any normal human being Later after her house has burned her purse and almost all her remaining personal items her money personal identificationtc are stolen and this doesn t seem to bother her at all She just borrows some money from aunt and seems unconcerned about recovering her driver s license and verything lse she s lostThere are also huge problems with the plot The local police force is almost to a man completely corrupt But Obsession even their crimes don t always make sense Why for instance does Officer Club Mitchell yes his name is Club kill Greggy There is no good reason for him to shoot the teenager in cold blood None Milchman provides him with no motive Yet the murder of Greggy is the keyvent on which the Cabaret: A Roman Riddle entire plot turns Greggy s murder is the reason that Nora s husband Brendan kills himself So it would have been nice if we had been provided with some reason that Club killed GreggyClub also murdered Aunt Jean Why did he murder Aunt Jean Honestly we don t know The corrupt chief of police Vern was afraid that Jean might tell Nora about a dark secret from Vern s past however Vern never told Club about this secret at least not that we readers are aware of and Vern was actually in love with Jean definitely did not want Jean to be killed and was in fact uite upset that she had been killed There was no reason for Club to have murdered Aunt Jean The ostensible reason given in the novel is that Aunt Jean was going tell Nora about Jean and Vern s secret but Club knew nothing about this secret or if he had known about Jean and Vern s secret Club had no way of knowing about the possibility that Jean might be inclined to tell Nora about it Aunt Jean s murder is completely baffling Officer Tim Lurcuer wants tond the corruption on the police force so he goes to a local reporter Ned Now Tim is afraid that the corrupt officers will find out about his fforts to xpose them so he wants to be sure that they don t know he is contacting Ned which makes sense However rather than just calling Ned and talking to him on the telephone the asiest way to get Ned the information he will need to break a big story Tim arranges to meet clandestinely with Ned Why would he risk being seen with Ned when he could have just talked to him on the telephone The phones aren t bugged this Isn T A Spy t a spy It makes "No SenseThe Novel Also "senseThe novel also telephone The phones aren t bugged this isn t a spy novel It makes no senseThe novel also features autistic man named Dugger who helps Nora Apparently Dugger has recorded both audio and video recordings and taken pictures of a number of horrendous vents that have occurred in the town where Nora lives He just happens to be around when terrible things occur A prime All Roads Lead Home example Club s murder of Greggy takes place in a rural area following a police chase late at night Dugger is on the scene in this rural area following the chase himself on foot and recording it with a night vision camera yes a night vision camera What was this autistic man doing out in the middle of nowhere such that he just chanced to be around and to have a night vision camera when this murder occurred It s so unbelievable that it just boggles the mindFinally Nora realizes that the key to Brendan s death has something to do with a bar 20 miles away How does she realize this Among Brendan sffects she finds a memento from this bar and then later she sees in WINNER OF THE MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARDJenny Milchman’s Cover of Snow is a remarkable debut a gripping tale of suspense in the tradition of Gillian Flynn Chris Bohjalian and Nancy Pickard Waking up one wintry morning in her old farmhouse nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of New York Nora Hamilton instantly knows that something is wrong When her fog of sleep clears she finds her world is suddenly irretrievably shattered Her husband Brendan has committed suicideThe first few hours following Nora’s devastating discovery pass for her in a blur of numbness and disbelief Then a disturbing awareness slowly settles in Brendan left no note and gave no indication that he was contemplating taking his own life Why would a rock solid police officer with unwavering affection for his wife job and uaint hometown suddenly choose to nd it all Having spent a lifetime avoiding hard tr. Entered that warmth took it in drinking so deeply that I thought I might drown KISSING This isn t a kissing book or a romance so don t worry I don t want this uote to give you the wrong idea hide spoiler 2 stars rounded to a halfCover of Snow sounded good from the prose but didn t hold my attention it had the same stagnate pace with a little suspense but my mind was wandering constantly put it this way your husband has been found hanging in the servants uarters you find him there but it takes forever to find out who did it why All I can say is there were lies secrets galore that family were hiding it was just too long winded Just short of five starsWhat a page turner This is one of those books you decide to read a few pages in before falling asleep and several hours later you re still reading until sleep attacks It s frigid set in an upstate New York small town winter Everyone knows veryone lse Many people grew up in the small town of Wedeskyull where it s set though Nora only moves there after she marries her college sweetheart Brendan a policeman in this village Nora h When Nora Hamilton awakes one snowy morning to find her police officer husband Brendan hanging from a rope from an apparent suicide her whole world is shattered Slowly Nora tries to piece together what could have driven her otherwise happy husband to do such a thing But when she starts asking uestions a lot of people in the cozy Adirondack Mountain town want her to stop And a few are willing to go to xtraordinary lengths to keep the dark secrets hidden away The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis even as far as murder Cover of Snow is the debut novel for Jenny Milchman Unfortunately it is a debut that lacks in a number of ways For starters t Some of the writing in this book shows that the author may have a good story inside of her yet but this particular book isn t itNora Hamilton 35 wakes up one morning to find out her husband hasn t woken her up AND he hasn t made her coffee Oh and incidentally he killed himself the night before No it wasn t because he was tired of waiting on his wife but the real reason which we don t discover until thend wasn t a much better xplanationAfter Nora s gruesome discovery the rest of the book consists of her fforts to find out what drove her husband Brendan to kill himself Maybe it was his creepy and vil mother who seems to have scaped from a Grade D horror movie Or maybe it was his fellow police officers most of whom obviously spent their previous life in Hitler s SS Or maybe it was because Nora was married to this guy but obviously knew absolutely nothing about him or his family or his past or his present This could be because Nora is totally self absorbed or because she is totally clueless Both are trueIn short most of the plot is just nonsensical Some of the characters are inconsistent if not schizophrenic presumably at least in a few cases so we can be mislead by red herrings Others like the main protagonists are pretty much

unknowns why should 
Why should care about them How can we judge the bizarre things they do to be believable if we don t know who these people really are and what might motivate themDiscussion So you may be asking why did I keep reading this book Well there were a couple of reasons One is that I really wanted to like it and thought that if I just reading it would get better We might label this The Red Wine Principle ie sometimes if you let a wine breathe or aerate the flavor improves The second reason is that some parts showed promise This would be the You Go Girl Principle rooting for the just starting out author 35 starsDebutNora Hamilton wakes up alone one morning to discover her husband Brendan a cop has committed suicide leaving no note or indication that he was depressed or suicidal When the initial shock disbelief and grief begin to fade Nora investigates what could possibly have driven her husband to hang himself They were in love and with no pressing concerns When Nora starts to ask uestions her husband s best f I wanted to like this book because it had an interesting premise but it never lived up to its promise I have tried to put my finger on it and I think that the characters are not fully developed You never really root for Nora because there s really no reason to get in her cornerNora s husband commits Suicide And She Tries and she tries find out why It s a natural reaction She discovers he got a sleeping pill the week before so she knows he planned the deed His mother is openly antagonistic towards her and her dead son The police try to cover up secrets She discovers her husband kept a big secret from her She makes friends with a news reporter An autustic man assists her Ho humThe best part of the book for me was the description of the weather I have never lived in a cold climate with lots of snow and having to scrape my car windows in order to drive The idea of looking out and seeing nothing but white is horrifying to me The climate conditions were the best part of the book which tells you all you need to knowWhen the mystery is revealed at long last I yawned Instead of a bang it Just Cause ended with a whimper I really don t recommend this book unless you are interested in sno. This new author” Booklist starred review   “Milchman reveals an intimate knowledge of the psychology of grief along with a painterly gift for converting frozen feelings into scenes of a forbidding winter landscape” The New York Times  “Milchman makes readers feel the chill right down to their bones and casts a particularlyffective mood in this stylish thriller” Kirkus Reviews   “Milchman tackles small town angst where vil can simmer under the surface with a breathless nergy and a feel for realistic characters” The Seattle Times   “The plot unfolds at an xcellent clip ultimately rushing headlong to a series of startling revelations” San Francisco Journal of Books   “Milchman xpertly conveys Nora’s grief in a way that will warm hearts ven in the dead of a Wedeskyull winter” Publishers Weekly starred review From the Hardcover ditio. ,

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