Looking for a dark detective thriller which will have you on the edge of your seat?
When Detective Inspector Nathaniel Thomas encounters a man attacking a young woman in a local park, the DI is unable to save her. Out of guilt, Thomas quits his job at Homicide Headquarters and relocates to the tiny village of Turtleville, where he regains control of himself and begins to enjoy life again.
However, a year later, all the guilt and shame of the park murder re-emerges when a local hermit, Ethan Wright, is murdered with an unusual weapon and left on display in the centre of the village.
For Thomas, the situation gets worse when DS Ann Collins, a colleague from his past, appears to help with the case. But things become complicated when the victim’s identity is put into question.
Who is the victim? And why was he murdered?
Thomas and Collins will find themselves trying to solve a highly unusual case and both may have more in common than they could have ever imagined.
Danielle Zinn is a debut author not to be missed. If you like gripping murder mysteries full of twists and turns then you’ll love Snow Light.
Snow Light is the authors debut novel of which I have to say I am very impressed and can’t wait to see where she goes from here.
The cover really is perfect for the story. Set in a small village at a time when it is hit with bad snow, it really added to the whole atmosphere of the book and how isolated a place can be.
The story starts off with an event that has haunted the main character, Thomas ever since. He has never been able to forget or to forgive himself for what happened that fateful night and has left him quite damaged.
It was certainly a new one on me where a detective fighting his own demons is left in charge of his friends daughter. It really added something to the story though and really humanised Thomas of which I really liked. The relationship between him and Sky, I absolutely loved. It was great to see a different side to him from the work one. Saying this though I also enjoyed the working relationship between him and Collins.
Snow Light is an atmospheric and intriguing read. A great start to what I hope is the first of many more featuring DI Nathaniel Thomas. A great debut from a promising author.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Snow Light is available to purchase from Amazon.
Danielle holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business and Management from New College Durham and after gaining some work experience in Wales and the USA, she settled down in Frankfurt am Main where she works as a Financial Controller at an IT Consultancy.
Born and raised in a small village in the Ore Mountains/Germany, Danielle was introduced to the world of English literature and writing from an early age on through her mother – an English teacher.
Her passion for sports, especially skiing and fencing, stems from her father’s side. Danielle draws her inspiration for writing from long walks in the country as well as circumnavigating the globe and visiting her friends scattered all over the world.
Mix everything together and you get “Snow Light”, her debut detective thriller combining a stunning wintry setting in the Ore Mountains with unique traditions, some sporty action and lots of suspense.