Detective Jo Fournier is contacted by her family when her cousin and young daughter go missing while Christmas shopping. Can she find them before they are hurt?
Angels in the Snow is the 8th book in the Jo Fournier series of detective thrillers set in America.
Paxton and her 5 year old daughter Alexia headed off to the mall for some shopping and to see Santa. But someone prevented them arriving home as planned. Jo is contacted and finds the car unlocked and with the boot open in the car park.
Most of the book shows the perspective of the police investigation as Jo tries to investigate the kidnapping. She worries that her family connection will get her removed from the case. The most engaging parts of the book are those which show Paxton’s experience and the first person kidnapper’s perspective. This ramps up the tension as we fear for Paxton’s safety whilst also allowing us to discover more about the motive.
Poor Jo and her family face turmoil once again, surely one of the unluckiest families in fiction! The kidnapping of a child is hugely emotive and increases the panic of the family as well as the determination of the police. I also felt a huge sadness for the kidnapper as we gain a greater insight into their past, being mindful that terrible experiences do not excuse treating others badly.
Angels in the Snow is a gripping and emotive detective thriller.
Angels in the Snow: An utterly gripping crime thriller with a nail-biting twist (Detective Jo Fournier Book 8)
Her fingers numb with cold, Jo rushes to search for footprints in the empty parking lot before they are covered in snow. Her cousin and her little daughter never came home tonight and she is desperate to find them. With temperatures dropping, no-one can survive outside for long…
When Detective Jo Fournier’s cousin goes missing with her sweet five-year-old Alexia, Jo heads straight to where they were last seen. Her heart stops when she finds their unlocked car—one door has been left open and Alexia’s beloved teddy is lying in the snow. Jo’s blood runs cold as she realizes her family have been kidnapped…
Even as she swears to bring them home, Jo makes a discovery that chills her to the bone: otheryoung, single mothers have vanished with their little daughters just before Christmas.
As Jo’s team re-open the cold cases, they make a terrible discovery. Buried deep under the snow in the forest near Oakhurst are the bones of a mother and daughter who disappeared. The snowy grave contains a little angel, the kind you would hang on a Christmas tree.
With no sign of her cousin and little Alexia, Jo is sure that they are in the hands of a twisted serial killer and running out of time. Discovering suspicious activity in the security footage from the day her cousins were taken gives Jo the clue she’s been desperately searching for. Can Jo bring her family home safe, or has the killer lured her into a terrifying trap?
From USA Today bestseller M.M. Chouinard, Angels in the Snow is a totally nail-biting serial killer thriller, the perfect read for a cold winter night! Addictive reading for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Gregg Olsen.
M.M. Chouinard’s first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling around inside her skull, demanding to come out. For sanity’s sake, she released them. She’s currently at work on her seventh novel.