"We are living in the departure lounge," said Ralph Greenwood, "and flights leave with monotonous regularity." So when another resident of the Rosemary House care home is found dead in her chair one Saturday evening in December, no one is very surprised - not until the results of a routine post-mortem reveal something extraordinary. Sergeant DC Smith and his team have to tread carefully as they investigate what took place, and Smith himself has to confront some difficult memories. Others, meanwhile, seem intent on getting him to leave the force altogether, while, despite his best efforts, his social life also becomes a little more complicated. To top it all, Kings Lake has been waiting weeks for the snow to fall, in a winter that seems as if it will never end.
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Story is Enthrallling, Imaginative and Unusual.
Great writing and wonderful narration
Peter Grainger is a wonderful writer, Lots to think about, sensitive to mood and character, and wonderful images.
No, I don't like to be on the edge of my seat. I like to be taken into the story and into the mind of the detective. And I like a leisurely read.
Wonderful delineation of characters, lovely sense of mood and images. His knowledge of when to hurry it along and when to take his time is quite beautiful.
I don't like tag lines.
This book seems to end too many times, Grainger doesn't seem to want to let go of the story when it is over and he hasn't developed the romantic relationships enough to earn his ending.
- Jane Brody