This is among the most wonderful novels I read this year….and I read a LOT of books! What a treat by a Canadian author from Montreal, Canada!
This is a tense, heart-filled story about family life set in an Indian household in a small town in Northern Canada. The winters are long and cold. But the story will keep you warm and very entertained indeed.
The novel is a bit of a murder mystery. One cold winter morning, a dead body is found in the front yard of Dharma’s family home. It is a body of one of their tenant’s, Anu Krishnan. She apparently went out in a blizzard. Why did she do that? The beginning of the novel is gripping and the story continues as it weaves a story of love and need, and of secrets never told to anyone. I just loved the story!
The characters are unforgettable as is the setting. I came from Northern Montreal myself so I can fully relate to the cold and the mystique of the place and story. In fact, I was transported to my place of birth, and I thank the author for that!
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth