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A Cold and Lonely Place | [Sara J. Henry]

A Cold and Lonely Place

Freelance writer Troy Chance is snapping photos of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace when the ice-cutting machine falls silent. Encased in the ice is the shadowy outline of a body. Troy's assigned to write an in-depth feature on the dead man, who was the privileged son of a wealthy Connecticut family who had been playing at a blue collar life in this Adirondack village. And the deeper Troy digs into his life and mysterious death, the murkier things become.
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Freelance writer Troy Chance is snapping photos of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace when the ice-cutting machine falls silent. Encased in the ice is the shadowy outline of a body. Troy's assigned to write an in-depth feature on the dead man, who was the privileged son of a wealthy Connecticut family who had been playing at a blue collar life in this Adirondack village. And the deeper Troy digs into his life and mysterious death, the murkier things become.

After the victim's sister comes to town and a string of disturbing incidents unfold, it's clear someone doesn't want the investigation to continue. Troy doesn't know who to trust, and what she ultimately finds out threatens to shatter the serenity of these mountain towns.

©2013 Sara J. Henry (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Howard Cumberland, MD, United States 02-15-13
    Howard Cumberland, MD, United States 02-15-13 Member Since 2010

    When I like something I'll let you know. If I don't, I'll let you know that too!

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    "A strong story of family, loss and redemption."

    Sara J. Henry's second book is another solid novel set in the Lake Placid region of New York. It is a simple then complicated and back to simple type of a story beginning with the discovery of a body in a frozen lake. By coincidence, fate of just plain dumb luck, Troy is there when a mans body is found and recovered from the frozen lake. She knows the person and shares her house with his girlfriend and begins writing a story for the local newspaper. I'll leave the rest of the story for you to discover and enjoy on your own. It is often touching, frightening, emotional and smart all within a single chapter. Some of our friends from Learning to Swim are back, in very minor - but not forgotten - roles.

    Part of my enjoyment of this series is Ms. Henry's spot-on description of the area and the people who inhabit this cold, remote place. They are indeed a hardy people who care about one another and do silly things like cut blocks of ice out of the lake to build and castle in the dead of winter. Occasionally, she takes a little literary license with some of the locations or behavior of the characters, but having many friends who live there, I believe she respects them and what it is they stand for. It is not an easy place to live, but some of the happiest people I know live there and the surrounding 50 miles. Sara has lived it and, if her writing about it is any indication, loves the tri-lakes especially those that call it home.

    I feel I must comment about the Narrator. I did not care for Abby Craden's portrayal of Troy. It was like she was telling the story in a whisper, like it was a secret. This is not how this character tells her story. I found this style/approach troublesome. I hope Suzanne Toren returns as Troy Chance giving us the strength and confidence the author has given her.

    Certainly a worth while listen/read indeed!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JIMENA LAKEWOOD, CA, United States 03-18-13
    JIMENA LAKEWOOD, CA, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book, kept me so interested."

    Hope the author writes a sequel soon. Really kept me interested and it was a very well written book. It kept me so interested and the events unfolded at a good pace. Sad not know certain facts/details but I kind of like it the way it was all nicely put together.

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    Susan FREDERICK, MD, United States 02-15-13
    Susan FREDERICK, MD, United States 02-15-13
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    "Meh"

    I loved Sara's first book, Learning to Swim. However, this book I can barely get through.

    I'm just finding it boring.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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