Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Winter at the Door; Sarah Graves

Winter at the Door; Sarah Graves
Dreamscape Media/Bantam 2015


The first book of a new series, Winter at the Door,  is a mystery set in rural Maine.  

Lizzie Snow just may have made the biggest mistake of her life.  Then a former romantic interest recommends her for a new job, she decides to leave Boston for a job with the Bearkill Maine police force.

Lizzie had her other reasons for wanting to  relocate to Maine.  She has reason to believe her young niece Nicki who was kidnapped 9 years earlier just might be in this area of Maine.  Lizzie's introduction to Maine and the police force gets off to a rocky start. She is never given a clear description of her duties are except that there is a possible cop killer in the area but, the victims deaths are made to look like possible suicides.

I loved the setting of this book, it felt very atmospheric, deep woods Maine in winter. In general, the story held my interest, but, I think the story and the characters could have been further developed. There seemed like an awful lot going on and, not everything seemed to relate to the central mystery.

3.5/5 stars
(library audio book)

15 comments:

  1. It sounds like Graves is an author to keep an eye on.

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  2. Maine is a great setting for a mystery!

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  3. Oohh I love atmospheric stories! With all this heat, Maine woods in winter would be a great setting right about now.

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    1. Yes looking forward to fall and cooler weather and more mysteries.

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  4. I've heard good things about this one and I think there is a sequel or a 'next in series'. Look forward to reading it.

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    1. Yes, this is the first of a new series. I will try book 2 as well.

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  5. The book doesn't sound too bad, but I'm not ready for winter!

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  6. I like the sound of this. I've read another series by Graves and wasn't impressed (too many plot holes and too much happening off page) but this sounds like a tighter and more compelling premise. I'll definitely have to see if my library has a copy.

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  7. Hmmm. With so many other books calling to me, an "average" rating isn't convincing me to get a copy.

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  8. I agree but, it was still a good read and I'll try the next in the series when it comes out.

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  9. I love a good wintry setting, and I love Maine, so I'd try this one.

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