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Friday, March 8, 2013

Cover Of Snow by Jenny Milchman

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Gloria Feit

Details on how to win a copy of All Mortal Flesh at the end of this review.

This debut novel from Jenny Milchman has been getting a lot of buzz in the very short time since its publication, and it is easy to see why. The protagonist, 35-year-old Nora Hamilton, living in the remote town of Wedeskyull in the Adirondack Mountain region of upstate New York, is reeling from her husband Brendan’s suicide. When she discovers that he purchased a prescription bottle of sedatives a week before his death, all her assumptions about how well she knew Brendan are challenged, and she wonders what else is going on around her that she has been too blinded to see clearly.

A relative outsider in the town [inasmuch as she has only lived there for 6 years, and not for three generations, as seems to be required before one stops being considered such], Wedeskyull begins to seem like anything but the safe harbor it had always seemed. When she goes to Brendan’s fellow cops for answers, or her mother-in-law, she comes away with more questions than answers.

Image source: Ballantine Books

The small town and its inhabitants are very well-drawn, the wintry landscape made palpable. My only reservation is that at times it seemed evident that this was a first novelistic effort, with some awkward word choices, but as the plot moved forward and the suspense grew, so did my enjoyment of the book, and I find myself looking forward with great anticipation to the author’s next novel. Recommended.

To enter to win a copy of Cover Of Snow, simply email KRL at life@kingsriverlife[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Snow”, or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen March 16, 2013. U.S. residents only.

Ted & Gloria Feit live in Long Beach, New York, a few miles outside of New York City. For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in lower Manhattan. Her husband, Ted, is an attorney & former stock analyst, publicist & writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly publications. Having always been avid mystery readers & since they're now retired, they're able to indulge their passion. Their reviews appear online as well as in three print publications in the UK & US.


  1. Thanks for having me to the lovely KRL, Lorie! it's an honor.

  2. Congratulations Jenny. You have your very own "made it" moment.

  3. Thank you so much for the chance to win jenny's book. I really look forward to reading it!

  4. Thanks to all who entered and you are very welcome Jenny!
    We have a winner
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher