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Review: Snow Angels

Snow AngelsPublisher: Berkley Trade
Author: James Thompson
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Series: Inspector Kari Vaara #1
Review Source:  Goodreads ARC

★ ☆★ – 3 Stars

Summary: (GoodReads)
It is called kaamos–two weeks of unrelenting darkness and soul-numbing cold that falls upon Finnish Lapland, a hundred miles into the Arctic Circle, just before Christmas. Some get through it with the help of cheap Russian alcohol; some sink into depression.
This year, it may have driven someone mad enough to commit murder. The brutalized body of a beautiful Somali woman has been found in the snow, and Inspector Kari Vaara must find her killer. It will be a challenge in a place where ugly things lurk under frozen surfaces, and silence is a way of life.

My Review:
I enjoyed the suspense of the book; however I did find it hard to connect with characters, just because it lacked some detail of getting to know them. The book was more about the “snow angels” then about who is who and why. However, it could be that with this being the first book of a series that the characters build during the other books. I love the fact that you get sucked into the darkness of the plot. I believe that is what makes you want to turn pages, because I surely did that. I did, in fact, enjoy the novel and I will be waiting for the second book to come out.
It is brutally violent, dark, harsh words, but yet it sucked me into wanting more. Definitely more of an adult book, unless you like the dark suspense like I do.

About the Author:
James Thompson, eastern Kentucky born and raised, has lived in Finland for the past decade and currently makes his home in Helsinki with his wife. Before becoming a full-time writer, Thompson studied Swedish and Finnish, in which he is fluent, and worked as a bartender, bouncer, construction worker, photographer, rare coin dealer, and soldier.

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Disclosure: I won this book for free via Goodreads First Reads. I did not have to do the review, and this review is my honest opinion.

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews,  is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

For Review: NetGalley/BFB/Author
Starring Jules #1: Starring Jules (As Herself) by Beth Ain
Entangled by Nikki Jefford
Lord, I Give You This Day: 366 Appointments with God by Kay Arthur
Hair Spray, High Heels & Second Hand Smoke by Frank Meyner

Bought/Freebies:
An Offer He Can’t Refuse by Theresa Ragan
Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett

Won/Gifted:
Ten Days of Perfect by Andrea Randall
Snow Angels by James Thompson
The Wisdom of Hair by Kim Boykin
Rush by Maya Banks
Fly Away by Kristin Hannah

Past Week In Review:
With All My Heart by Brian Rock
Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience by Carole Roman
Meme: Friday Finds
The Spinsterlicious Life by Eleanore Wells

What are you adding to your shelf this week!? Either comment or leave your link so I can check out your list, too.
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