A Cold and Lonely Place

A Novel

Henry, Sara J.

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Cold and Lonely Place
Random House, Inc.

Another riveting novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Learning to Swim

*Anthony Award nominee for Best Novel

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 frozen lake is the shadowy outline of a body—a man she knows.
A lurid news story goes viral, throwing suspicion on one of Troy's housemates. Troy is assigned to write an in-depth feature on the dead man, who turns out to be the son of a wealthy Connecticut family playing at a blue-collar life in this Adirondack village. As Troy digs deeper into his life and mysterious death—working with his bereaved sister, reclusive girlfriend, and helpful neighbor—a string of incidents makes it clear someone doesn't want the investigation to continue.
What Troy discovers threatens to shatter the serenity of these mountain towns, and she must decide which family secrets should be exposed, and how far her own loyalty can reach.

Baker & Taylor
A follow-up to Learning to Swim finds Troy Chance discovering her roommate'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.

& Taylor

Troy Chance discovers her roommate's boyfriend's murdered body in the Saranac Lake ice palace and becomes enmeshed in the victim's wealthy family's dangerous and closely guarded secrets.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307718419
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY H
Characteristics: 287 p. ; 25 cm.


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Sep 12, 2014
  • booklady413 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 30, 2013
  • cmb8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

easy read-held interest

Jul 20, 2013
  • maroon_falcon_3 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 12, 2013
  • Cdnbookworm rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Feb 13, 2013
  • sablegirl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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