Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be resharing my review for Snow Light by Danielle Zinn as part of the blog tour today. With thanks to Sarah at BOTBS Publicity for the invite to join the tour. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 Crottendorf, where he regains control of himself and begins to enjoy life again.
However, a year later, all the guilt and shame of the park incident 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 Detective Sergeant 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?
Whilst Thomas and Collins find themselves trying to solve the unusual case, they may have more in common than they could have ever imagined.
The opening chapter definitely made me sit up and pay attention it really was a great beginning. Danielle Zinn really sets the scene and I could feel Nathaniel’s helplessness over the situation.
The murder case itself is very intriguing, easily pulling me in along with making me wonder about the motives and of course the way the victim had been found. It was such an interesting way for a murder to be committed and sets up a good mystery. I really don’t want to spoil anything so I’m going to stop right there. However it’s safe to say that the story was like one big puzzle and I really enjoyed trying to piece it all together. As I have said before I would never make a good detective but this is part of the enjoyment of reading a crime/thriller.
Even though Snow Light isn’t necessarily fast paced it does have a steady and constant pace throughout which gave me the chance to get to know the characters better and let the story develop more naturally. I loved the setting and Danielle Zinn wrote about it in a descriptive way that easily brought the place to life. It was great to hear about the traditions especially involving the light arches. The characters are developed well especially with Nathaniel still trying to put the events of the previous year behind him and you definitely get a feel for that struggle. Then you add in Ann Collins to the mix and the pair of them spark off each other pretty well. With Ann being quite stand offish it adds a little bit of tension to their work partnership. I really enjoyed the twists and turns that this story takes. It will keep you guessing right to the very end!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Danielle holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business and Management from New College Durham/UK and has settled down in Leipzig/Germany, 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 with her partner as well as circumnavigating the globe and visiting friends scattered all over the world.
Mix everything together and you get “Snow Light”, a detective mystery combining a stunning wintry setting in the Ore Mountains with unique traditions, some sporty action and lots of suspense.
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