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.
(library audio book)