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A Cold and Lonely Place

A Novel

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A riveting novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Learning to Swim and an Anthony Award nominee for Best Novel 

While she's watching the crew build the Winter Carnival ice palace, Troy Chance sees a body encased in the frozen lake—a man she recognizes as the boyfriend of one of her roommates. When she is assigned to write a feature on his life and mysterious death, Troy discovers he was the missing son of a wealthy Connecticut family. Trying to unravel what brought him to this Adirondack village, she joins forces with his girlfriend and his sister, who comes to town to find answers. But as Troy digs deeper, it’s clear someone doesn’t want the investigation to continue. And when she uncovers long-buried secrets that could shatter the serenity of the small town and many people’s lives, she’ll be forced to decide how far her own loyalties reach.  

“Sara J. Henry brilliantly draws us into a terrifying but ultimately affirmative novel in which love, friendship, and the shining truth about who we really are redeem an otherwise hopeless universe.” —Howard Frank Mosher, award-winning author of God’s Kingdom

From the Trade Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Dec 03, 2012 – At the start of Henry s haunting follow-up to her Agatha-winning debut, Learning to Swim (2011), reporter Troy Chance stumbles onto what could be the story that changes her career as well as several lives when the ice cutters she s photographing on New York s Saranac Lake for a feature about the Lake Placid area resort s annual Winter Carnival find a man frozen under the surface. Almost as shocking, the victim is someone Troy knows trust fund slacker Tobin Winslow, her roommate Jessamyn s boyfriend. Which makes the waiflike Jessamyn most definitely a person of interest to police. As Troy start digging, unexpectedly joining forces with Win, Tobin s impossible-to-dislike sister, she quickly discovers there are even more questions concerning Tobin s life than his death. Adding considerably to the compulsively readable mystery that unfolds marred only by an anemic romantic subplot carried over from Swim is Henry s bone-deep sense of this terribly beautiful place.

Customer Reviews

Good Story!

After reading Henry's first book, I knew I wanted to read the second. It's a good story with strong characters that hold the reader's interest. If you want a book with no foul language, very little violence and gore, with a good mystery to boot, this is the book for you!

A Cold and Lonely Place
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Feb 05, 2013
  • Publisher: Crown/Archetype
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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