Girl in Snow (Paperback)

By Danya Kukafka

Simon & Schuster, 9781501144387, 384pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2018

List Price: 16.00*
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Summer 2018 Reading Group Indie Next List

“High school student Lucinda Hayes was loved, worshipped, and…hated. And now she’s dead. But who’s responsible? Her hometown is thrown into anguish at the loss of their sparkling hope. And yet those who knew her best have their own stories to tell, and not all of their memories support Lucinda’s image. Can Officer Russ Fletcher discover the truth in the midst of his own painful memories? This is an impressive, riveting debut by an author with real talent. We’ll see more from her in the future. I can’t wait!”
— Linda Bond, Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, WA
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Description

"A perfectly paced and tautly plotted thriller...and an incredibly accomplished debut" (Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water), about a beloved high schooler found murdered in her sleepy Colorado suburb and the secret lives of three people connected to her.

How can you love someone who's done something horribly, horribly wrong? When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her community 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. "A sensational debut--great characters, mysteries within mysteries, and page-turning pace. Highly recommended" (Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels). Hailed as "Gillian Flynn of 2017" (Yahoo Style), compulsively readable and powerfully moving, Girl in Snow is "engagingly told... its endearing characters' struggles linger in memory after this affecting work is done" (The Wall Street Journal).