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Winter at the Door Audiobook

Winter at the Door: A Lizzie Snow Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Moving from Boston to remote Bearkill, Maine, isn't homicide cop Lizzie Snow's idea of a step up. But breaking away from tragedy and personal betrayal is at least a step in the right direction. Her dead sister's fate still torments her, as does her long-missing niece's disappearance. The town is full of people who see everything, say little, and know more than they'll share with an outsider. The only exceptions are the handsome state cop who once badly broke Lizzie's heart and desperately wants another chance - sheriff Cody Chevrier. A rash of freak accidents and suicides has left a string of dead men - all former local cops. Now the same cruel eyes that watched them die are on Lizzie....

©2015 Sarah Graves (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Sara 02-16-15
    Sara 02-16-15

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    "Tough Police Procedural Set In Wild North Maine Woods"

    This first book in a new detective series is engaging and focuses on new arrival to rural Maine, Homicide Investigator Lizzie Snow. The book is complicated with multiple story lines and mysteries which interweave. There are multiple narrative points of view in the story telling (we hear the thoughts of each character rather than only one) so the reader sees the big picture. This allows us to be privy to more information than some of the characters which adds to the scary factor. The complex character development and strong sense of place makes for a fast paced listen.

    Potter does a good job with the narration. The writing is good also and this first book bodes well for the series. Be aware that there are errors in the publisher's summary here on audible which were confusing. The ex-boyfriend, for example, is not Chevrier--he is in reality the new boss. Recommended if you like police investigative procedurals and don't mind a fair amount of violence discussed.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Rusty 04-15-15
    Rusty 04-15-15 Member Since 2016

    Good Books Don't Promote Violence

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    "Maine Myths"

    As a Maine native, I normally love novels that are set in my home state. Unfortunately, Winter at the Door contained too many stereotypes for my taste. No, not everyone who lives in rural northern Maine is an uneducated, narrow-mined hick.

    Lizzie Snow could have been an interesting character - a strong, smart woman cop. Instead of acting intelligent and competent, Lizzie kept taking stupid risks and keeping secrets.

    Sarah Graves is a good writer - the plot had lots of potential - so I might try another book by this author. However, I want smart characters to act smart, not like an immature teenager who has something to prove.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 02-01-15
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 02-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty Good Start"

    This is a pretty good start to a new series. Sarah Graves created an interesting world in Bearkill Maine. Lizzie Snow is a interesting character and I look forward to reading more about her and the other characters.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J.C. 01-28-15
    J.C. 01-28-15
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    "Great new police procedural"

    Great new debut series with a female police woman. Leaving Boston to a small town on border of Maine near Canada. Lizzie Snow has her own agenda trying to find her missing niece after her sister was killed. All this leads to many crimes which may or may not be related. I'm looking forward to the next in series. Enough suspense, some mild violence and an underlying sense of humor makes both the characters and storyline interestingly enough to keep reading. Very good plot plus excellent narrator makes this a great listen. Jeri, book lover regardless the forum.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Yacolt, WA, United States 01-29-15
    Linda Yacolt, WA, United States 01-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great new series for this author; great narration."

    I've always enjoyed the Sarah Graves books. As usual, this was well written. Interesting new characters, good plot and very good narration. I am careful about picking books narrated by females. Many use high-pitched, sugary, sweet voices and a rapid delivery. Some have a harsh voice and delivery. Many try to lower their voices when speaking for a male character. Kirsten Potter has a low voice, good cadence and good character definition. She doesn't try to do male voices. Her own voice is just fine. I'm looking forward to more books by this author and narrator.

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    Stacey Cordova, TN, USA 03-21-16
    Stacey Cordova, TN, USA 03-21-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Better than average Mystery/Thriller"

    This is a better than average read/listen. The main character is dimensional and interesting and the story itself rarely lags, as some do. There is a bit of repetitive character motivation but for a first book in a series, this may have been purposeful so we get to know what's behind Lizzie Snow's drive. The narrator does an excellent job. worth the credit to listen.

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