A Winter Kill

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A Winter Kill

by Vicki Delany

Orca Book Publishers | April 1, 2012 | Trade Paperback

A Winter Kill is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
Nicole Patterson is a young, green and very eager probationary constable with the Ontario Provincial Police. Although she spends much of her time breaking up bar fights, giving out traffic tickets and finding lost kids, she dreams of one day becoming a detective. Late one bitterly cold winter night, she comes across the body of a young woman lying on the edge of a snow-covered field on the outskirts of town. The girl appears to have been strangled. Nicole recognizes the victim as a local high school student with a somewhat sullied reputation, the daughter of the town drunk. Though both under-qualified and unauthorized, Nicole feels compelled to throw herself into the murder investigation. Was the murdered girl really as promiscuous as her classmates described or the victim of bullying? What was her relationship with the star of the football team? And what is the significance of the ring with the large blue stone found near her body? Is Nicole Patterson herself heading for trouble by pretending to be a detective?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 7.25 × 4.25 × 0.3 in

Published: April 1, 2012

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554699568

ISBN - 13: 9781554699568

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Captivating Read Constable Nicole Patterson has only been with the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) for six months, but she know a dead body when she sees one. After finding the teenage girl's body, she can't let the case go. She knows that the detectives will follow up any leads, but she can't stop asking questions. Just like Nicole, I couldn't let this story go. I read it in one short sitting and was captived. This title is part of the grouping of books called "Rapid Reads" from Raven Books. They are aimed at readers with low skill or confidence, or for those who want a quick read. Within a few chapters, I felt as though I knew Nicole. I could understand her position within her small community and how she felt most comfortable approaching her lifelong neighbours and asking them about the teen. The story progressed quickly, but did not feel rushed or as though it was missing anything. Author Vicki Delany also has a number of full length novels available, stand alone and series. I'm looking forward to reading In the Shadow of the Glacier, the first book in the Smith and Winters series.
Date published: 2013-06-03

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A Winter Kill

by Vicki Delany

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 7.25 × 4.25 × 0.3 in

Published: April 1, 2012

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554699568

ISBN - 13: 9781554699568

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I shifted my feet. Snow crunched beneath my boots. I dropped to a squat beside the body. It was a woman. Her long pink scark was wrapped tightly around her neck. Too tight to let air pass. I pulled off my gloves and held my fingers to the side of her neck. Cold and stiff.

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Nicole Patterson is a young, green and very eager probationary constable with the Ontario Provincial Police. Although she spends much of her time breaking up bar fights, giving out traffic tickets and finding lost kids, she dreams of one day becoming a detective. Late one bitterly cold winter night, she comes across the body of a young woman lying on the edge of a snow-covered field on the outskirts of town. The girl appears to have been strangled. Nicole recognizes the victim as a local high school student with a somewhat sullied reputation, the daughter of the town drunk. Though both under-qualified and unauthorized, Nicole feels compelled to throw herself into the murder investigation. Was the murdered girl really as promiscuous as her classmates described or the victim of bullying? What was her relationship with the star of the football team? And what is the significance of the ring with the large blue stone found near her body? Is Nicole Patterson herself heading for trouble by pretending to be a detective?

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I shifted my feet. Snow crunched beneath my boots. I dropped to a squat beside the body. It was a woman. Her long pink scarf was wrapped tightly around her neck. Too tight to let air pass. I pulled off my gloves and held my fingers to the side of her neck. Cold and still. Late one bitterly cold winter night, rookie constable Nicole Patterson comes across the body of a young woman lying in a snow-covered field on the outskirts of town. When the victim turns out to be a high school student with a less-than-sterling reputation, suspicion falls on her drunkard father. But Nicole soon discovers that all is not as it appears to be in her quiet little town. Though both underqualified and unauthorized, the young police officer is compelled to throw herself into the murder investigation.
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