A Cold and Lonely Place

A Cold and Lonely Place

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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Random House, Inc.

A riveting novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Learning to Swim and an Anthony Award nominee for Best Novel 

While she's watching the crew build the Winter Carnival ice palace, Troy Chance sees a body encased in the frozen lake—a man she recognizes as the boyfriend of one of her roommates. When she is assigned to write a feature on his life and mysterious death, Troy discovers he was the missing son of a wealthy Connecticut family. Trying to unravel what brought him to this Adirondack village, she joins forces with his girlfriend and his sister, who comes to town to find answers. But as Troy digs deeper, it’s clear someone doesn’t want the investigation to continue. And when she uncovers long-buried secrets that could shatter the serenity of the small town and many people’s lives, she’ll be forced to decide how far her own loyalties reach.  

“Sara J. Henry brilliantly draws us into a terrifying but ultimately affirmative novel in which love, friendship, and the shining truth about who we really are redeem an otherwise hopeless universe.” —Howard Frank Mosher, award-winning author of God’s Kingdom

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
A follow-up to Learning to Swim finds Troy Chance discovering her rooommate's boyfriend's murdered body in the Saranac Lake ice palace before becoming enmeshed in the victim's wealthy family's dangerous and closely guarded secrets. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2013
ISBN: 9780307718433
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Mar 18, 2016

I rated this book 2 1/2 stars because the plot was interesting and it moved along well. The characters were kept mysterious and somewhat interesting. However the ending was abrupt and seemed as if the author had simply tired of writing the story and just wanted to end it by tying up all the loose ends quickly, so in that sense the book disappointed.

May 12, 2015

Excellent story. Well written.
Looking forward to the sequel.

madison382 Mar 20, 2015

Quick read mystery.

booklady413 Sep 12, 2014

I enjoyed this book even though the end was a bit predictable.

Jul 30, 2013

easy read-held interest

Jul 20, 2013

I liked it, but it was way too slow for my taste. I usually don't mind a slow book, but this was too much.

Cdnbookworm Jun 12, 2013

This novel follows the freelance journalist Tory Chance. Tory lives in Lake Placid, renting rooms in a large old house to other young single people. She is covering the annual building of the ice palace on Lake Saranac and is present when the ice harvesting is halted as a body is discovered frozen in the lake. Tory and others there recognize the young man frozen in the ice as Tobin Winslow. Tobin is the boyfriend of one of Tory's roommates, Jessamyn, and she wants to be sure Jessamyn doesn't hear it from idle talk. When a young reporter oversteps his bounds on the story and writes about rumours, he is fired and Tory is asked to assist by writing a series of articles on Tobin. She ends up making new friendships, finding out that she must guard against her own preconceptions about people, and coming into her own as a writer.
I really liked Tory, her independence, her caring about others, and her quickness in understanding situations. This was an interesting mystery, where you learned more and more about the victim and his life as you went along. The other characters like Jessamyn, and Tobin's sister Win, also grow as the story progresses. I'll definitely be recommending this one.

sablegirl Feb 13, 2013

I loved this book! It was one of those that I couldn't put down. I plan to read many more of this author's books. I highly recommend this very interesting book.


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