Winter of Secrets
Vicki Delany

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Narrated By: Carrington MacDuffie

Duration: 8 hours and 55 minutes

What to expect

Sometimes the smallest towns have the darkest secrets.

Siblings Wendy and Jason Wyatt-Yarmouth and their friends are in British Columbia enjoying a two-week vacation when tragedy strikes the group of privileged students.

It's Christmas Eve, and a snowstorm has settled over the Canadian mountain town of Trafalgar, British Columbia. Constables Molly Smith and Dave Evans have a busy shift, attending fender-benders and the like. At midnight, they discover a car that has gone off the snowy road into the icy river. It seems to be an accident, but when the autopsy reveals a shocking secret, Sergeant John Winters asks Molly to work him into the investigation. Soon, John and Molly and are plunged into a world of sexual predators, recreational drugs, privilege, and high living. Meanwhile, a handsome Mountie is giving Molly the eye, and her mother, Lucky, is cheerfully interfering in the investigation.

Genre

Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Crime and mystery: police procedural

Listen to a sample

“Delaney glides between scenes with ease. She uses a bare-bones style, without literary flash, to achieve artistry as sturdy and restrained as a Shaker chair. Warmth and menace, past and present, are nicely balanced, with a denouement that’s equally plausible and startling. This confident performance is sure to win new fans to the series.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Delany…has created two interesting protagonists in Molly and Winters.”

Kirkus Reviews, praise for the author

“Delany effectively combines a cozy tone and a picturesque setting with plenty of action and procedural detail.”