My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Many Thanks to Net Galley, Thomas & Mercer and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.
White Out, be blinded by the snow
White Out, the blackness of a night lost
White Out, the darkness of temporary amnesia
White Out, the rut of being a victim
White Out has an excellent story line but falls a tad too short to make it brilliant. The pace of the book from start to finish was one roller coaster ride but there were some parts of the story that had me going, how crazy is that and not really in a good way.
Amnesia in a story is always intriguing, there are 100 ways it can be used and the author has used it for two characters in this plot. The story progresses thru Lily, Iver and Kylie and the fact that Lily and Iver both have blackouts for the particular night in question leaves the reader in a muddle. Kylie as the lead detective in a town of only 1500 people was not a sharp and quick character, honestly, I wished she was much more astute and shrewder so that the story felt more gripping.
Iver with his PTSD after his time in Afghanistan felt humane and it was interesting to see the spark of hope developing between him and Lily. The first part of the book with Lily continuously being manhandled, pushed and physically assaulted was painful to read especially as the reader is made aware of her gruesome past.
White Out is an absorbing and intense read but for the few things that felt jarring, I am going with 3.5 stars and since this is book 1 in the series, I would love to continue it for the intricate and compelling story-telling.
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After surviving a car accident on an icy road in Hagen, North Dakota, Lily Baker regains consciousness with no idea where or who she is. Scattered Bible verses and the image of a man lying in a pool of blood haunt her memory.
The same night of the accident, a young woman is murdered and tossed in a dumpster. Kylie Milliard, Hagen’s only detective, doesn’t immediately recognize the victim, but Kylie soon discovers that Lily and the dead woman share a dark past…if only Lily could remember what it was.
Lily and Kylie both want answers. But Kylie has to play by the book. Lily has to play it safe. And the more Lily learns about her identity, the more she fears the truth.