Girl in Snow
CWA New Blood Dagger
Big Book Awards: Crime Award
As featured on Simon Mayo's BBC Radio 2 Book Club.
'Girl in Snow is a perfectly-paced and tautly-plotted thriller.' Paul Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train.
Who are you when no one is watching?
When beloved high school student Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched – not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the police officer assigned to investigate. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three unforgettable characters – Cameron, Jade, and Russ – must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both.
In crystalline prose, Danya Kukafka explores the razor-sharp line between love and obsession, between watching and seeing, between reality and memory. Intoxicating and emotionally intense, Girl in Snow is a gripping debut novel that will linger long after the final page is turned.
Shortlisted for the 2018 CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger.
Shortlisted for Hearst's Big Book Award 2018.
In the media
From its startling opening line right through to its stunning conclusion, Girl in Snow is a perfectly-paced and tautly-plotted thriller. Danya Kukafka's misfit characters are richly drawn, her prose is both elegant and eerie – this is an incredibly accomplished debut
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water
Stark, utterly compulsive with a compelling, unique writing style. This thriller blew me away
Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat
A sensational debut - great characters, mysteries within mysteries, and page-turning pace. Highly recommended
Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
A dark and elegant thriller set in small-town America
Mail on Sunday