This winter cozy mystery series can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read.
Sarah Garland, a retired homicide detective who’s gone through a painful divorce, seems to have found her peace at last, as a coffeeshop owner, in the sleepy (and freezing) small town of Snow Falls, Alaska. What she didn’t expect, was for her past life to catch up with her. Or, for her new life as a mystery writer to inspire a deadly killer to target her.
Yet, when the killer leaves a frightening clue-a creepy snowman, donning a leather jacket and eating a peppermint candy cane, left in front of her cabin-Sarah begins to suspect Conrad Spencer, the new detective in town, who is pursuing a murderer of his own. Soon, it becomes obvious that the sleuths would have to join forces, in order to catch the killer.
Sarah and Conrad must put their tragic pasts behind them and find out who’s after her…before the trail becomes frozen. (Goodreads)
The author is very talented in creating suspense with just the written word. From the very beginning of the book, the tension kept mounting. I wanted to keep swiping pages as fast as I could to see what was going to happen next but I was afraid to find out.
The author is also very talented in her descriptive writing. I could feel the bone chilling cold and see the grotesque snowmen leering at me. It gave me the chills.
The plot was well written and I thought the premise of the book was unique. I really liked the fact that Sarah was being stalked just like in her books. The characters are well rounded and well developed considering this is the first book in this series.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery that is very suspenseful. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.