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Adult Fiction
Pages: 328
Themes: mystery, Montreal, murder, serial killer, detective, sexual harassment
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 20/Oct/2020
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The sequel to The Birds That Stay - hailed by Book Riot as one of its “Highly anticipated crime novels" and the Globe and Mail as one of "Ten thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat". The Dogs of Winter begins after a howling snowstorm envelops Montreal, and the body of a young woman is discovered in its wake. The only clue to her identity is the photograph in her pocket, and on it, the phone number of Detective Inspector Romeo Leduc. Meanwhile, Marie and Romeo are busy navigating their deepening relationship, and a student at Marie's college is the victim of a terrible assault. While Romeo begins to think that the dead woman may be linked to violence against several homeless people in the city, the search for justice in both cases is thwarted by societal apathy and ignorance, even as the killer is stalking the frigid streets of Montreal, preying on and terrorizing its most vulnerable citizens. Says Ann Cleeves of the new book: "it's about power and powerlessness in the dead of winter. And more than that, it's a rollicking good read."

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