"Captivating" Marie Claire
As morning dawns in a sleepy Colorado suburb, a dusting of snow covers high-school freshman Lucinda Hayes's dead body on a playground carousel. Accusations spread quickly and Lucinda's tragic death draws three outsiders from the shadows.
Oddball Cameron Whitley loved - still loves - Lucinda. Though they've hardly ever spoken, and any sensible onlooker would call him Lucinda's stalker, Cameron is convinced that he knows her better than anyone. Completely untethered by the news of her death, Cameron's erratic behaviour provides the town ample reason to suspect that he's the killer.
Jade Dixon-Burns hates Lucinda. Lucinda took everything from her. The worst part was Lucinda's blissful ignorance to the damage she'd wrought.
Officer Russ Fletcher doesn't know Lucinda, but he knows the kid everyone is talking about, the boy who may have killed her. Cameron Whitley is his ex-partner's son. Now Russ must take a painful journey through the past to solve Lucinda's murder and keep a promise he made long ago.
PRAISE FOR GIRL IN SNOW
"This brooding and intense thriller will plunge readers into a dark world they may not want to enter - but they may be unable to tear themselves free" Booklist
"Girl in Snow is not just an impressive debut but one of the best literary mysteries to come along in some time" Bookpage
"From its startling opening line right through to its stunning conclusion, Girl in Snow is a perfectly-paced and tautly-plotted thriller. Danya Kukafka's misfit characters are richly drawn, her prose is both elegant and eerie-this is an incredibly accomplished debut." Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
"A sensational debut - great characters, mysteries within mysteries, and page-turning pace. Highly recommended." Lee Child bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series