So it's Friday morning, for me this is the same as Saturday morning since I'm off work on Fridays and Saturdays. Most weekends find me knee deep in homework since I'm in the middle of an effort to get enough credits under my belt to transfer to UCR, BUT this weekend my schedule is free and clear and I'm spending it in bed reading a fantastic book! It's Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka. It's her first novel, but it's wicked good and I'm already looking forward to hearing more from her.
Girl in Snow is a mystery, but it's also an expertly wrought portrait of the three main characters telling the story, Russ, Cameron, and Jade. Bit by bit, their stories unfold and their connections are revealed...not in a jarring way that pulls you out of the story, but in a perfectly sensible way that surprises and delights with how well things tie together. I'm 65% in and plan on staying in bed reading until I finish!
When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched—not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters—Cameron, Jade, and Russ—must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both. In crystalline prose, Danya Kukafka offers a brilliant exploration of identity and of the razor-sharp line between love and obsession, between watching and seeing, between truth and memory."