An innocent life had been taken, but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood. Years later a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders that shock the Black Country. After a woman is brutally slain, investigators bring psychiatrist Joe O'Loughlin in for expert consultation. Joe is shocked to discover the dead woman is a former patient of his who cried rape when he rebuffed her sexual advances. But the truth emerges, and suddenly he is the prime suspect. Sam is excited to spend a week at her uncle's remote lake cabin.
It's a chance for her to focus on her art without distractions: no neighbors, no phone, and a small radio as her only contact with the outside world. But there's something deeply unnatural lingering in the lake. The radio's news reports talk about disappearances on a nearby hiking trail.
The car won't start. And Sam starts to believe she's being stalked when she catches glimpses of a tall, strange man standing at the end of her dock. Her body is never found. Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife.
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Together, they can help each other. Now, Elena is living with Nicholas. Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone. Freelance writer Troy Chance is snapping photos of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace when the ice-cutting machine falls silent. Encased in the ice is the shadowy outline of a body. Troy's assigned to write an in-depth feature on the dead man, who was the privileged son of a wealthy Connecticut family who had been playing at a blue collar life in this Adirondack village.
And the deeper Troy digs into his life and mysterious death, the murkier things become. After the victim's sister comes to town and a string of disturbing incidents unfold, it's clear someone doesn't want the investigation to continue. Troy doesn't know who to trust, and what she ultimately finds out threatens to shatter the serenity of these mountain towns.
A cold and lonely place : a novel, Sara J. Henry
Sara J. Henry's second book is another solid novel set in the Lake Placid region of New York. It is a simple then complicated and back to simple type of a story beginning with the discovery of a body in a frozen lake. By coincidence, fate of just plain dumb luck, Troy is there when a mans body is found and recovered from the frozen lake. She knows the person and shares her house with his girlfriend and begins writing a story for the local newspaper.
I'll leave the rest of the story for you to discover and enjoy on your own. It is often touching, frightening, emotional and smart all within a single chapter. Some of our friends from Learning to Swim are back, in very minor - but not forgotten - roles. Part of my enjoyment of this series is Ms.
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Henry's spot-on description of the area and the people who inhabit this cold, remote place. They are indeed a hardy people who care about one another and do silly things like cut blocks of ice out of the lake to build and castle in the dead of winter. Occasionally, she takes a little literary license with some of the locations or behavior of the characters, but having many friends who live there, I believe she respects them and what it is they stand for.
It is not an easy place to live, but some of the happiest people I know live there and the surrounding 50 miles. Sara has lived it and, if her writing about it is any indication, loves the tri-lakes especially those that call it home. I feel I must comment about the Narrator. I did not care for Abby Craden's portrayal of Troy.
It was like she was telling the story in a whisper, like it was a secret. This is not how this character tells her story.
I hope Suzanne Toren returns as Troy Chance giving us the strength and confidence the author has given her. Characters, plot, setting - intriguing. Narration outstanding. Kept me up too late more than once. Highly recommended!
This is a very easy going and heartfelt story of characters finding themselves, painful pasts, and learning the truth. Well written and easy to listen.
Can't wait until the next book. There is not any inappropriate content. Hope the author writes a sequel soon. Really kept me interested and it was a very well written book. It kept me so interested and the events unfolded at a good pace.
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I loved Sara's first book, Learning to Swim. However, this book I can barely get through. I'm just finding it boring. What made the experience of listening to A Cold and Lonely Place the most enjoyable? I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it's characters. Who was your favorite character and why? The lead character Troy - so down to earth and relatable!
Your audiobook is waiting…. A Cold and Lonely Place. By: Sara J. Narrated by: Abby Craden. Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins. People who bought this also bought Another winner from Sara Henry. This, her second novel featuring the quirky, independent, and immensely likable Troy Chance, is multi-layered, beautifully written, and almost impossible to put down. After a local man is found beneath a frozen lake Troy begins the search for his killer with the help of a few old friends, and some new ones as well.
As she del Another winner from Sara Henry. As she delves into the past of this young man she barely knew, she is drawn to places she never expects in her quest to find the truth.
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