Hello! On this lazy Sunday, I’m delighted to welcome you to JuliaPalooza for my stop on the Blog Tour for The Girls in the Snow by Stacy Green, which is available from Bookouture now (links below).
About the book
Madison walked through the fallen snow, looking left and right. It had been Kaylee’s idea to use the trail through the forest; she said no one would follow them. But Madison lost sight of Kaylee for a moment and when she found her again she wasn’t alone…
In the remote forests of Stillwater, Minnesota, you can scream for days and no one will hear you. So when the bodies of two fifteen-year-old girls are discovered frozen in the snow, Special Agent Nikki Hunt is sure the killer is local: someone knew where to hide the girls and thought they would never be found.
Though Nikki hasn’t been home in twenty years, she knows she must take over the case. The Sheriff’s department in Stillwater has already made a mistake by connecting the girls’ murders to those of a famous serial killer, refusing to consider the idea that the killer could be someone from town. Then another girl’s body is found, a red silk ribbon tied in her hair, and Nikki realizes that the killer has a connection to her own dark past, and the reason she left Stillwater.
Nikki is not the only person in town who wants those secrets to stay hidden. Will she be able to face her demons before another child is taken?
The Girls in the Snow – the first in the Nikki Hunt series about a Special Agent in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit – is a gripping murder mystery / police procedural that I read in less than a day. It is an exhilarating rollercoaster thrill ride that goes from 0 to 100mph in about six pages!
After a pulse-racing prologue, Stacy Green gets straight into the action, setting the scene and introducing the characters smoothly, with no time or words wasted. The book is an easy read and races along at top speed; the central mystery is brutal and heart-breaking and brings to the surface a lot of Stillwater’s dirty little secrets. The story is well-plotted and seamlessly moves between the current case and the developments surrounding the tragedy of Nikki’s past.
Stacy Green has created a great character in Nikki Hunt – traumatised but healing, dogged but human – and surrounded her with a cast of believable supporting characters. The mysteries and revelations are disturbingly twisted and I did not see the ending coming. The Girls in the Snow is a great opener in this new series and I cannot wait to read the next instalment!
Thank you as always to Bookouture for the ARC and for my spot on the blog tour.
About the author
Stacy Green is the author of the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy.
ALL GOOD DEEDS (Lucy Kendall #1) won a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards. TIN GOD (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards.
Stacy has a love of thrillers and crime fiction, and she is always looking for the next dark and twisted novel to enjoy. She started her career in journalism before becoming a stay at home mother and rediscovering her love of writing.
She lives in Iowa with her husband and daughter and their three spoiled fur babies.
About the Blog Tour
Please check out the rest of the amazing bloggers on the tour for The Girls in the Snow: