Review: Cold Mourning by Brenda Chapman

From It's a week before Christmas when wealthy businessman Tom Underwood disappears into thin air -- with more than enough people wanting him dead.

New police recruit Kala Stonechild, who has left her northern Ontario detachment to join a specialized Ottawa crime unit, is tasked with returning Underwood home in time for the holidays. Stonechild, who is from a First Nations reserve, is a lone wolf who is used to surviving on her wits. Her new boss, Detective Jacques Rouleau, has his hands full controlling her, his team, and an investigation that keeps threatening to go off track.

Old betrayals and complicated family relationships brutally collide when love turns to hate and murder stalks a family.


 My Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Although this book is full of compelling characters, and has an intriguing story-line to boot, I felt that overall, this novel fell a bit flat. There was a definite lack of "flow" to this story which made it hard to get sucked into. There was little differentiating between characters/topics which sometimes made it a bit hard to follow. 

I have to give the author credit where it is due however - she gave you a lot of "possible murders" and even I had a hard time guessing who the real culprit was!

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DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Cold Mourning in return for my honest review. This does not in any way reflect upon my review. All thoughts/opinions of this novel are 100% my own.

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