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“You want to know what I’ve learnt after living in Lone Creek all my life? I know the snow bleeds here …”
Former police officer Dean Matheson has been playing it safe since the case that cost him almost everything. But working as a PI doesn’t quite cut it, that is until a British woman walks into his office with a job that Dean can’t resist. The woman’s daughter, Hannah Walker, and her friend Jodie have gone missing whilst working at a ski resort in Colorado. It’s clear there’s something sinister about the girls’ disappearance, but then why are the local police department being so unhelpful?
So begins Dean’s journey to Lone Creek on the trail of the missing girls – and he’ll soon find out that in Lone Creek, everyone has something to hide …
Wendy is a former Coroner’s Assistant turned crime writer who lives in the UK with her husband. Who Cares If They Die and Where the Snow Bleeds are the first two books in the Dean Matheson series, with more on the way. As well as her crime thriller series, Wendy has written a YA crime novel – The Girl Who Died – and she has several short stories published in UK and US anthologies. She has also been shortlisted and long listed for various competitions, including the Mslexia Novel Competition.
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I planned to read this over weekday evenings before bed. What actually happened was that I couldn’t put it down and to consume it on my day off, when I should have been packing up the house to move!
This is a terrific thriller that is hard to put to one side without finishing! Wendy delights in terrorising a reader and I love her for not following the worn out thread of two damaged police officers falling for each other in their grief and torment. If you want a love story, this isn’t for you.
Superbly pacy, family ties are revealed with the woven intricacy of a spider in a labyrinth, delicately picking up unsuspecting victims along the way. It isn’t always a pleasant read with the foreboding of stranded people in a winter blizzard to chill you.
Wickedly ruthless turns in the story actually serve to pull at your heart strings and twang them mercilessly. There are light moments of dialogue however, and moments of thaw in the relationship of the two protagonists, just enough to keep you interested in their story.
If you have not had the pleasure of reading Wendy’s first book in this series – Who Cares if they Die, then I would recommend doing so, it will not disappoint.
Where the Snow Bleeds following Dean, Rocky and their endeavours, is a perfect second helping and I am greedy for more!
5 Superbly Sanguinary Stars!
Review also posted on Amazon