A Cold and Lonely Place

A Cold and Lonely Place

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Troy Chance returns in another riveting novel from the author of the critically acclaimed "Learning to Swim"
Freelance writer Troy Chance is snapping photos of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace when the ice-cutting machine falls silent. Encased in the ice is the shadowy outline of a body--a man she knows.
One of her roommates falls under suspicion, and the media descends. Troy's assigned to write an in-depth feature on the dead man, who, it turns out, was the privileged son of a wealthy Connecticut family who had been playing at a blue collar life in this Adirondack village. And the deeper Troy digs into his life and mysterious death, the murkier things become. After the victim's sister comes to town and a string of disturbing incidents unfold, it's clear someone doesn't want the investigation to continue, and Troy doesn't know who to trust.
A Cold and Lonely Place," the sequel to "Learning to Swim," follows Troy on a powerful emotional journey as she discovers the damage left by long-hidden secrets and catches a glimpse of what might have been.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 498.95g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0307718417
  • 9780307718419
  • 1,871,338

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"At the start of Henry's haunting follow-up to her Agatha-winning debut, "Learning to Swim," reporter Troy Chance stumbles onto what could be the story that changes her career - as well as several lives. . . Adding considerably to the compulsively readable mystery that unfolds...is Henry's bone-deep sense of this terribly beautiful place." - "Publishers Weekly
""I loved Sara J. Henry's first novel, LEARNING TO SWIM, and A COLD AND LONELY PLACE is even better. This is a character-driven thriller set in one of the coldest and loneliest places in the United States: the Adirondack Mountains in mid-winter. When the body of a hard-drinking young playboy is discovered frozen into the ice in Saranac Lake just before the annual winter carnival, Troy Chance, the tough-minded and good-hearted young journalist from LEARNING TO SWIM, has another horrific mystery to solve. Sara J. Henry brilliantly draws us into a terrifying but ultimately affirmative novel in which, once again, love, friendship, and the shining truth about who we really are redeems an otherwise hopeless universe." - Howard Frank Mosher, award-winning author of "The Great Northern Express" and "Walking to Gatlinburg
""Sara J. Henry's stellar debut, "Learning to Swim," collared multiple major mystery awards. Now "A Cold and Lonely Place" showcases Henry's powerful new voice. Set in the Adirondack winter, it is both a deeply atmospheric, seductive read and a captivating literary mystery. Put this one on your must-read list!" - Julia Spencer-Fleming, "New York Times" bestselling author of "One Was A Soldier
""Troy Chance, the dogged and conflicted narrator of Sara J. Henry's latest must-read novel, captures eloquently the travails of a small-town newspaper reporter caught in a twisting vortex that may prove to be the biggest story of her career. "A Cold and Lonely Place" is spot-on in its authenticity and profundity, written by an immensely gifted author who definitely knows her stuff." - Pul
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About Sara J. Henry

SARA J. HENRY's first novel, "Learning to Swim," won the Anthony, Agatha, and Mary Higgins Clark Awards, was a Target Emerging Author pick, and was named one of Best Books of 2011 by the "Boston Globe." Her second novel, "A Cold and Lonely Place," was a Reader's Digest Select Books choice and will be out in paperback from Broadway Books in November 2013. She's written for "Prevention," "Adirondack Life," "Bicycling," "Triathlete," and other magazines, was an editor at Rodale Books and "Women's Sports & Fitness "magazine, and was a newspaper and magazine editor. A native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Sara now lives on a dirt road in southern Vermont with at least one too many dog. Visit www.SaraJHenry.com.
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3,298 ratings
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