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Cover of Snow

Jenny Milchman, read by Cassandra Campbell. Random House Audio, unabridged, library edition, 10 CDs, 12.5 hrs., $45 ISBN 978-0-385-36621-2

Set in a small Adirondack Mountain town of Wedeskyull in upstate New York, home restorer Nora Hamilton awakens one cold winter morning to find her seemingly idyllic life shattered by the apparent suicide of her police officer husband, Brendan. Stunned by Brendan’s death, Nora is determined to find out what could have led the man she loved to take such drastic measures. She begins to investigate his last few days hoping to find answers, but gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers secrets from her husband’s past that reach back decades—secrets that someone is willing to kill for to keep quiet. Cassandra Campbell’s reading hooks listeners from the beginning and never lets go. Her characterizations are spot-on and unique. But it is with Nora that she shines brightest, creating a distinctive heroine who grows along with the story. The book’s climax will keep listeners riveted.A Ballantine hardcover. (Jan.)