Book Review: Girl In Snow by Danya Kukafka

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster

Summary:  Who Are You When No One Is Watching?

When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched—not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters—Cameron, Jade, and Russ—must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both. 

In crystalline prose, Danya Kukafka offers a brilliant exploration of identity and of the razor-sharp line between love and obsession, between watching and seeing, between truth and memory. 

This wasn't the mystery I was expecting. Ultimately it felt like the mystery was secondary to the story the author wanted to tell so it reminded me of Robin Kirman's Bradstreet Gate.

Cameron was all things teen creeper type Michael Skakel and Lucinda, this town's Martha Moxley golden girl. So I was all kinds of up for this story but somehow this didn't connect for me. I did like the parts with Jade's screenplay of her alternate self/life. The murder is solved well before the end of the book and in such a way that was fairly anti-climactic. Still, I'd read another by the author as she has a way with prose and character study. This one just wasn't really for me.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my unbiased thoughts & opinions.

Expected publication: August 2017

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