Book Review Of “Girl In Snow” By Danya Kukafka
WHO ARE YOU WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING?
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.
Compulsively readable and powerfully moving, Girl in Snow offers an unforgettable reading experience and introduces a singular new talent in Danya Kukafka. (From Goodreads)
** I Rate this book a 3.5 Stars**
This book had great bones, and potential to be an amazing thriller. The premise of it sounded great, and while it was great, I suppose I just had an issue with the weirdness of this book. The two teen characters, are weird, and creepy. Their thoughts and behaviors are weird and creepy, and I felt very awkward while reading their chapters. Is that a sign of a brilliant author, Someone who can make a reader feel that strongly about the characters in the book? I believe so.
There was great writing in “Girl In Snow” it flowed well, regardless of the random things thrown in, like Andrea Yates, and random talk about spines and vertebrae. I actually read it pretty fast, and didn’t really have a clue of who murdered Lucinda, which was nice, not to have predicted the killer. There is also a couple of curve-balls thrown at you through-out the book. The author really does keep you on your toes. If you do, or have read this book, please share your thoughts with me. Oh yea, the cover is absolutely stunning!
It releases August 1st, by Simon and Schuster. Buy On Amazon