Mystery L. R. Wright A Chill Rain in January

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A Chill Rain in January

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In a small village on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, Zoe Strachan has carefully tucked away a secret past and is living a secluded, private, and happy life. But when her brother arrives on the scene with incriminating childhood diaries--and a blackmail demand--Zoe's fate falls into the hands of Royal Mounted Police Staff Sergeant Karl Allberg, who must use all his wits to unravel the mystery.

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A small town on the Pacific coast of British Columbia provides the evocative backdrop for this work of striking clarity and forcefulness. After Zoe Strachan's ne'er-do-well, blackmailing brother "tumbles" down her basement steps to his death, she searches his house unsuccessfully for incriminating notebooks, and shelters his previously unknown adopted son. Zoe--aloof, beautiful, and truly bizarre--challenges all the resources of Mountie Karl Alberg, who only half-believes her story. Apparently effortless but finely crafted prose supports the narrowly focused plot, wonderful characters, and gorgeous descriptions.
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From Publishers Weekly:

RCMP Sgt. Karl Alberg and other residents of Sechelt, British Columbia, introduced in The Suspect encounter Zoe Strahan, a beautiful, aloof killer who has most recently dispatched her blackmail-minded brother and is planning an attack on both her nephew and an elderly woman. PW called this "rich in humorous and poignant aspects as well as fierce suspense."
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