By William Kent Krueger
Cork O’Conner returns for “hold-your-breath suspense” (Booklist, starred overview) within the 13th novel within the New York Times bestselling secret series.
During a snowstorm one sour iciness evening, simply days prior to Christmas, the automobile belonging to the spouse of a retired neighborhood pass judgement on is came upon deserted on a rural county highway in Tamarack County. After days of fruitless looking out, there's little desire that she’ll be discovered alive, if she’s stumbled on at all.
Cork O’Connor, the ex-sheriff of Tamarack County, notices small issues in regards to the woman’s disappearance that disturb him. while the loved puppy puppy of a chum is brutally killed and beheaded, he starts to work out a startling trend in those and different contemporary darkish occurrences within the quarter. And after his personal son is brutally attacked and approximately killed, Cork knows that somebody is spinning a perilous net in Tamarack County. At its middle is a homicide greater than two decades outdated, for which an blameless guy can have been convicted. Cork recalls the case in simple terms too good. He was once the deputy answerable for the research that despatched the guy to prison.
With the darkest days of the 12 months handy, the storms of iciness proceed to isolate Tamarack County. someplace at the back of the blind of all that darkness and drifting snow, a vengeful strength is at paintings. And Cork has in basic terms hours to forestall it earlier than his friends and family pay the last word expense for the sins of others.