Aside from Books in the Mail, I also get approved books on NetGalley. This book is “Girl in Snow” by Danya Kukafka. The book was provided for me kindly by Simon and Schuster, because I’d asked for previous books like All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger.
This was an impressive first book. I admit, that cover is a little underwhelming, but the story itself-wow. I haven’t read a mystery this good in AGES. I really want to thank the publisher who asked if I wanted a copy of this because I’d requested three other mysteries on NetGalley, took a chance and said “Yes, please.” And I’m glad I did.
This book stole my heart, and stomped on it. The main character is bullied a lot, which wow there are some hateful people in this book. The girls are strong, the boys are harsh, and there’s a lot of violence towards one another. Small towns being what they are, everyone knows everyones business and isn’t polite about keeping it quiet. After all, what would a small town be without gossip?
The main girl in the book gets murdered, but the way the ending turns out was startling and unexpected. I won’t say much, for fear of spoilers, but it was an impressively well done mystery, and it takes a lot to impress me.
The characters all were phenomenal, and very lifelike, very real. I felt as if I was walking amongst them, learning about them, and trying to solve the mystery with them of who killed the girl. It was an amazing experience, reading this, and I read it twice before posting this review because of it.
Thanks to Simon and Schuster for providing me with this book, I really loved it!