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Dread of winter

by Bickford, Susan Alice,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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Decades of intrigue and deception underlie Susan Alice Bickford's newest thriller, where crime, cover-ups, and long family histories converge in a storm of shattering violence . . .

The remote town of Oriska, New York, hasn't been home for Sydney Lucerno for thirteen years. She's escaped the creeping addictions and long-simmering anger that are as much a part of the landscape as the bitter cold. But when she gets the call that her mother is dying, every secret and fear she left behind is waiting to welcome her back.

Two days later, her mother's lover is dead too. And Sydney's sworn to protect a half-sister she never knew she had, a prickly teenager named Maude, with an opiate habit and a bad-news family. But more lies and feuds are poised to spring from every once-familiar corner. The predators Sydney thought she'd escaped are threatening both her and Maude. To get free, Sydney will have to discover the truth about what happened when she left-and decide what should stay buried, deep in the
unforgiving snow . . .

Praise for A Short Time to Die

"By the end of the first chapter I was totally hooked."
-Lisa Black

"An intriguing tale of murder and corruption. An A-plus for this great book!"
- RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

"Gripping, chilling, and original. A Short Time to Die is sure to stay with you for a long, long time."
-Eric Rickstad

"Kept me reading late, late into the night, to an ending I never expected."
-Taylor Stevens

- Publishers Weekly
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sydney Lucerno, the heroine of this gritty chiller from Bickford (A Short Time to Die), leaves her hard-won new life in Silicon Valley for Oriska, N.Y., and the toxic environment she barely escaped 13 years ago, because her opioid-addicted mother, Leslie Graham, is dying. Nothing has changed for the better in Oriska, a rural wasteland whose only growth industry seems to be drug dealing (the family business of Leslie's long-term love, Randy Jaquith), and Sydney's return plunges her into a perfect storm of old enemies and fresh danger. Though every instinct urges Sydney to bolt, especially after a shootout in which Randy is killed, she can't--because of the promise she made to him to take care of the half-sister she didn't know she had, 18-year-old junkie Maude, who has been raised as Randy's sister by his mother. Though the plot packs plenty of twists, the novel's power comes from this pair of feisty, equally headstrong sibs, trying to figure out their relationship as they fight to survive. Bickford is a writer to watch. Agent: Anne Hawkins, John Hawkins & Assoc. (Nov.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Homecoming -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
New York (State) -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Edition First Kensington trade paperback edition.
Language English
Description 264 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781496705969
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