Moving from Boston to remote Bearkill, Maine, isn’t homicide cop Lizzie Snow’s idea of a step up. But breaking away from tragedy and personal betrayal is at least a step in the right direction. Her dead sister’s fate still torments her, as does her long-missing niece’s disappearance. Lizzie hopes to find the mysteriously vanished child here, amid the coming ice and snow. But in the Great North Woods, something darker and more dangerous than punishing winter is also bound for Bearkill.
My take: 2.5 looks
The first in a series, Winter at the Door is an easy book to read. However, I am giving 2.5 because it reads a little sophomoric to me, much like a first novel. It’s a combination of teenage feelings given to the adult protagonist, predictable events and outcomes, and some stereotyping, especially of young adults. While the story was simple and easy to follow, the resolution left me a bit flat and wanting more to have happened. Perhaps in the second book these characters are more developed, but I won’t be reading another. Not recommended.