In this thriller, a woman tries to track down her thieving husband after he leaves her on a snowshoeing expedition.
Deana Harris is a smart, resourceful woman. She created a software program that netted her a fortune and enabled her to retire at 35. She marries handsome outdoorsman Andy and agrees to a romantic snowshoeing expedition in Alberta, Canada, during the depths of winter. Andy plans to lure her to snowy isolation, leave her for dead, and become happily rich and single. After sabotaging Deana’s snowshoe, Andy begs off to go get help and never returns. Thanks to her considerable brains and determination, as well as a kindly forest ranger, Deana survives and sets out to bring Andy to justice and get her money back. She recruits a diverse array of allies that includes a widowed wildlife painter, a hardened private investigator, and a retired detective who runs a shooting range near her hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. Turns out, Deana may not be the first young, rich woman whom Andy attempted to marry and murder. Several too-convenient plot twists occur in the rush of the drama. But debut author McKenna takes readers on an intense journey from the gorgeous but deadly wilderness of Alberta to Washington, D.C.’s famed Watergate apartments, small-town Indiana, and the ice fishing enclaves outside of Buffalo. Deana, a determined, snarky heroine who doesn’t lose her sense of humor even in the darkest moments, makes a good lead.
An enthralling, outdoorsy tale of one woman’s extended hunt for a would-be killer.