Author: Jenny Milchman
Genre: Thriller, Standalone
Personal Rating: 3.5/5 (good)
Format/Narrator: Audiobook/Susie Berneis
Yearly Count: 30
Sandy Tremont has always tried to give her family everything. But, as the sky darkens over the Adirondacks and a heavy snowfall looms, an escaped murderer with the power to take it all away draws close.In her isolated home in the shadowy woods, Sandy prepares dinner after a fight with her daughter, Ivy. Upstairs, the fifteen-year-old—smart, brave, and with every reason to be angry tonight—keeps her distance from her mother. Sandy’s husband, Ben, a wilderness guide, arrives late to find a home simmering with unease.Nearby, two desperate men on the run make their way through the fading light, bloodstained and determined to leave no loose ends or witnesses. After almost twenty years as prison cellmates, they have become a deadly team: Harlan the muscle, Nick the mind and will. As they approach a secluded house and look through its windows to see a cozy domestic scene, Nick knows that here he will find what he’s looking for . . . before he disappears forever.Opening the door to the Tremont home, Nick brings not only a legacy of terror but a secret that threatens to drag Sandy with him into the darkness.
I liked this book quite a bit until it became a bit repetitive in general actions. It caused my interest to wane, and if I heard about the size of Harlan one more time . . . AAAHHHHH! I'm still very interested in reading another by Milchman, though.
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My thanks go to Random House and NetGalley for providing me with the eGalley.