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The Deep, Deep Snow

Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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In an intense, emotional mystery that spans a decade in the life of a small town, best-selling author Brian Freeman brings us an unforgettable heroine who discovers that the dead may sometimes be easier to rescue than the living. 

Deputy Shelby Lake was abandoned as a baby, saved by a stranger who found her in the freezing cold. Now, years later, a young boy is missing - and Shelby is the one who must rescue a child. 

The only evidence of what happened to 10-year-old Jeremiah Sloan is a bicycle left behind on a lonely road. After a desperate search fails to locate him, the close bonds of Shelby’s hometown begin to fray under the weight of accusations and suspicion. Everyone around her is keeping secrets. Her adoptive father, her best friend, her best friend’s young daughter - they all have something to hide. Even Shelby is concealing a mistake that could jeopardize her career and her future. 

Unearthing the lies of the people in Jeremiah’s life doesn’t get the police and the FBI any closer to finding him. As time passes and the case grows cold, Shelby worries that the mystery will stay buried forever under the deep, deep snow. But even the deepest snow melts in the spring. 

When a tantalizing clue finally comes to light, Shelby must confront the darkest lie of all. Exposing the truth about Jeremiah will leave no one’s life untouched - including her own.

©2019 Brian N. Freeman (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Get this while it's the daily deal!!!!

Could not believe a brand new release from Brian Freeman is the Daily Deal! This is a no brainer, get the book. If you've listened to any of Freeman's other series (Jonathan Stride, Frost Easton or Cal Bolton) you will know that this is a Great book.
The publisher's summary gives a very good overview of this police procedural. The protagonist (Shelby Lake) has a very unique story about her infancy and how she came to be adopted by her father. The beginning of the story made me like Shelby's father and have a soft spot for her.
Ten years after a man is convicted of killing his wife and a little boy goes missing with out a clue, the first one turns up. Everything this story has led you to believe will be a fallacy. None of the characters will escape unscathed.
January LaVoy's narration is wonderful. Her inflections are perfect for each character.
This is an EXCELLENT book, it has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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Excellent

The story was perfect. Just the right amount of complexity, twist, turns & resolutions. The author crafted an excellent multi-layered mystery, and the narrator presented the story without a flaw.

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Wow!

I don’t usually have time to do a full review but this book touched me and I was riveted from the beginning. Because this is an Audible book I put a lot of weight on the narrator, and I can tell right away if it’s going to be a good, bad, or great performance. This was not a great performance... it was SUPERB!!!! Her voice took me deeper and deeper as each character formed. The story was also wonderful. I LOVED it and listened every chance that I got- even in the shower! Lol! Bravo!!!

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Great story even greater performance

I have to say that although somewhat predictable this story was very well written and they could not of selected a better reader to take you on this journey. I listen to a ton of book tapes and she is now in my top 3. I will now search for others she had performed. She has so many different characters she can encompass taking the listener on a believable journey.

As to the story. Very well written and yet if you are one of those that tries to solve it instead of let it unfold you can likely guess much of it aside from all the little details.

I liked how it didn’t have all the gushy heroin parts and instead you have a solid lead who can do it on her own. It doesn’t make you feel like she’s a damaged women nor that’s she’s manly strong, just a very likable believable real life woman. With that being said no this is not a book only a woman would be interested in. And although it is around the very touchy subject of child gone missing it is bearable to listen to and without the gore that makes you visualize graphic scenes. More like a real this could do very easily happen let’s protect our children tale.

My first by both author and reader. I will search for both again. Enjoy.

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Great police procedural!

Since there were no reviews I thought at first this might be a new and not very experienced author, but I clicked on Brian Freedman's name and saw that he has many books under his belt and in fact was selected as the official author to continue Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne series. I love that series so I decided to give this book a try.

I downloaded it this morning and listened to it on my early morning walk. Obviously I haven't finished it yet but so far I'm enjoying it. The narrator is fine - has a good strong voice and is very convincing as the main character (the story is told in the first person).

I will add more when I finish the book. So far I am hooked on the story.

OK, here's an update. The narrator is flawless - distinctive voices for every character. The plot is interesting and the solution to the mystery was completely unexpected yet plausible in every detail. The book captivated me until the very end. Highly recommended!

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A stunner

This was extremely well written by Brian Freeman and equally well performed by January LaVoy. It’s most enjoyed as a non-stop listen. The characters were well exposed and motivated, and the outcome is a stunner. If you’ve ever lived in a small town this one will speak to you. If you haven’t, you don’t know what you have missed. Pack up and move out. You’ll be a better person for it.

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Good story, good performance. best part is to be able to listen with out tons of graphic scenes, profanity or sex! still a good story

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Heartwrenchingly BEAUTIFUL

Wow... just finished this and I'm stunned, relieved, happy, sad, calm, anxious, and hoping for more. The Deep, Deep, Snow took me to a place inside the main character's heart and taught me so much about what Love, connection, compassion, and forgiveness means. What a heartwrenchingly BEAUTIFUL story.

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A tiny gem

While there were no true surprises, the book was very well written and narrated. At a time where anti-heroes/heroines are all the rage, and unreliable narrators par for the course, this book was a breath of fresh air. Believable characters, tightly crafted story, avoidance of cliches. A thoroughly enjoyable story of small-town life.

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So far, so GREAT!

I have listened to half of this one so far, and to this point I completely recommend it! Excellent writing, and the characters have already been developed so well that I don't think I can stop listening until it's over! Going to be a long day, haha. January LaVoy is a great narrator, and makes the experience rich and exciting. Can't wait to see how it ends! I will edit this review to reflect the entire novel once I am finished.

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This book ended even better than it started. Man, what a great story. I was wrapped up in the characters right from the beginning, and it only got better. And what an ending!! I can not state it strongly enough... This is a fantastic book!

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