SNOW LIGHT by Danielle Zinn.
A roller coaster ride through a sleepy, snowy village to unravel the clues and find a murderer but that isn’t the end…
When Detective Inspector Nathaniel Thomas encounters a man attacking a young woman in a local park, the DI is unable to save her. Out of guilt, Thomas quits his job at Homicide Headquarters and relocates to the tiny village of Turtleville, where he regains control of himself and begins to enjoy life again. However, a year later, all the guilt and shame of the park murder re-emerges when a local hermit, Ethan Wright, is murdered with an unusual weapon and left on display in the centre of the village. For Thomas the situation gets worse when DS Ann Collins, a colleague from his past, appears to help with the case. But things become complicated when the victim’s identity is put into question. Who is the victim? And why was he murdered? Thomas and Collins will find themselves trying to solve a highly unusual case and both may have more in common than they could have ever imagined.
This is a debut novel by this author and a very impressive one at that.
DI Nat Thomas is traumatised by his inability to save a young woman the previous year and has hidden away in a remote village where he shares his nights with nightmares and his day with ‘What if’s’.
Life in Turtleville is quiet and peaceful. Nothing much happens and Nat is quietly licking his wounds when a dead body is found. Collins is sent to assist in the investigation she doesn’t want to be there and Nat doesn’t want her there.
The book moves along steadily as Nat and Collins work around their differences to try to solve the murder. It is an intriguing story with many twists and turns and a shocking revelation at the end.
I loved reading about the area and having a story set in a snow bound remote village brought a different perspective to the story. Absolutely love Sky she is one amazing kid.
It is a very intriguing read with emotions and history intertwined among the lines of the story. I am looking forward to more from this author.
Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the advance copy.
Danielle holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business and Management from New College Durham and after gaining some work experience in Wales and the USA, she settled down in Frankfurt am Main where she works as a Financial Controller at an IT Consultancy.
Born and raised in a small village in the Ore Mountains/Germany, Danielle was introduced to the world of English literature and writing from an early age on through her mother – an English teacher.
Her passion for sports, especially skiing and fencing, stems from her father’s side. Danielle draws her inspiration for writing from long walks in the country as well as circumnavigating the globe and visiting her friends scattered all over the world.
Mix everything together and you get “Snow Light”, her debut detective thriller combining a stunning wintry setting in the Ore Mountains with unique traditions, some sporty action and lots of suspense.