Rain Wilmot runs a library out of her family’s cozy Lofty Pine’s log cabin…and this winter, she’s staying on and keeping it open through the cold Wisconsin winter.

All is going smoothly in their little town until a library patron, Wallace Benson, is found dead in his ice shack during the annual Ice Fishing Jamboree. Rain is horrified since she’d spoken to him only recently at her library.

Things only get worse when her friend Nick is accused of the murder. She’s entreated by Nick’s wife and her best friend Julia to help find the real killer.

I did find this story hard to get into and stay motivated to read. There are a lot of descriptive sections that could have been tightened up and ratcheted up the tension and suspense, drawing in the reader more.

3 stars