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Winter at the Door    by Sarah Graves order for
Winter at the Door
by Sarah Graves
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Bantam, 2015 (2015)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

If you are a Sarah Graves fan (of the Home Repair series) you'll want to read this latest novel featuring a new character, Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Snow. Lizzie has taken a new assignment in rural Bearkill, Maine, with the local Sheriff's Department. As you'll see, the experienced Boston detective has an ulterior motive for heading north to the desolate area close to the Canadian border.

The local sheriff also has his own somewhat hidden agenda for hiring Lizzie. A number of his retired officers have been dying in odd ways and Cody Chevrier wants some Big City expertise to check out the situation.

Lizzie finds her former boyfriend also working in the area with the state authorities and that means this will be a bittersweet but important reunion. The kidnapping of a local child from a well known family complicates the central problem facing the county's newest officer, but she'll discover everything in this frigid county is related in one way or another.

Local characters include a sinister survivalist living in the woods, a bumbling clan of meth producers and some office help that really isn't that helpful.

This is a good start for this new series and once you get to know Lizzie Snow, you'll want to accompany her on further adventures.

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