The Quality of Silence
This gripping story of a mother and her deaf daughter outrunning a storm—and other evil human forces at work—will give you a lump in your throat (in a good, suspenseful way). When Yasmin and her daughter Ruby learn that Ruby’s father was killed in a tragic accident, they head to the remote wilderness of Northern Alaska. But as they inch through the elements, something else is following close behind. This thriller will send icy shivers down your spine.
Diane Les Becquets
“It was snowing already, in early November, after days of hot, clear fall weather.” So begins Diane Les Becquets’ latest novel Breaking Wild, set in the wilds of Western Colorado. Amy Raye Latour is a headstrong hunter who escapes to the woods for one last hunting trip before the season ends. When she doesn’t return to camp, ranger Pru Hathaway and her trusty dog must locate the missing person despite a heavy snowfall—before it’s too late.
When the wind is howling outside and snowflakes are pricking the windowpane, do what I do: settle in with a delicious book. Now, you could read any work of fiction, but when it’s freezing outside, I like to get in my reading chair, place a steaming cup of tea beside me, pull a wooly afghan up over my shoulders and begin reading something that takes place in an equally chilly setting. Somehow, reading about a character’s trek over the frozen tundra makes me feel even cozier and glad to be out of the elements. Here are six of our favorite cold-weather novels.
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