Tuesday, January 01, 2019

First Book of the Year 2019

Each year, Sheila over at Book Journey makes a big deal over what the first book she'll read will be for the new year and once again she's asked us to join her. I have joined in for the last 4 years and it's always a lot of fun seeing what book everyone selects. Be sure to stop by Sheila's post to see the collage she makes of everyone participating!
For my first book of the year, I am once again going with a book from my bookshelf - a trend I've been following for the past 4 years straight! My book is the debut book by a favorite author ... Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman. I've read all of Jenny's other books except for this one, which I've had sitting on my shelf for quite some time.

Waking up one wintry morning in her old farmhouse nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Nora Hamilton instantly knows that something is wrong. When her fog of sleep clears, she finds her world is suddenly, irretrievably shattered: Her husband, Brendan, has committed suicide.

The first few hours following Nora’s devastating discovery pass for her in a blur of numbness and disbelief. Then, a disturbing awareness slowly settles in: Brendan left no note and gave no indication that he was contemplating taking his own life. Why would a rock-solid police officer with unwavering affection for his wife, job, and quaint hometown suddenly choose to end it all? Having spent a lifetime avoiding hard truths, Nora must now start facing them.

Unraveling her late husband’s final days, Nora searches for an explanation—but finds a bewildering resistance from Brendan’s best friend and partner, his fellow police officers, and his brittle mother. It quickly becomes clear to Nora that she is asking questions no one wants to answer. For beneath the soft cover of snow lies a powerful conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep its presence unknown . . . and its darkest secrets hidden.

So, what's your first book of 2019 going to be? 


  1. Ooo… This does sound like an interesting read; I hope you enjoy it as much as the others you've read by this author.

    Happy reading in 2019!

  2. Great idea to take it from the shelf of books you own waiting to be read. The book itself sounds very interesting and full of secrets. I love the word Adirondack, for a long time I didn't know how to pronounce it until I heard a narrator saying it!

  3. Very nice picture, Kristin! I love your blog, by the way, and though I don't comment all that often, I read it all the time. I've had that book for a long time as well and haven't read it. On my Kindle I believe. Maybe this year. Happy New Year and looking forward to sharing more reading with you in 2019! Take care!

  4. Author and book noth unknown to me so i really appreciated the post.

  5. Hope it turns out to be a great read!


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