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In this thriller, a woman tries to track down her thieving husband after he leaves her on a snowshoeing expedition. The trail takes the reader 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. The determined heroine, Deana, doesn't lose her sense of humor - even in the darkest moments.
Plot/Idea: 6 out of 10
Originality: 6 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 6 out of 10
Overall: 6.25 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: McKenna's plotting is marked by solid pacing and ample tension. However, some aspects of the plot feel too convenient.

Prose: The prose here is solid and suits the material. The author succeeds at creating atmosphere throughout.

Originality: While some aspects of the story will be familiar, McKenna adds a few twists to keep readers guessing.

Character Development: Deana's evolution is well-developed and believable. However, some of the secondary characters come off as a little stereotypical.

Date Submitted: April 22, 2018

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