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December 9, 2022

Winter's End by Paige Shelton ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

Winter is finally thawing in Benedict, Alaska, and Beth is about to experience her first Death Watch. In the process of checking in with everyone after the long winter, she will meet more residents of this small and wild town that she is coming to think of as home. Unfortunately, a woman she has recently befriended is found dead, but it wasn't nature's elements that killed her.

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book cover of murder mystery Winter's End by Paige Shelton
December 2022; Minotaur Books; 978-1250846594
audio, ebook, print (272 pages); mystery

I look forward to the beginning of December every year because it means a new book in Paige Shelton's Alaska Wild series. I read another series by Shelton, but this is my favorite series. Winter's End is book 4 in the series and you will enjoy it more if you start with Book 1 Thin Ice (read my review).

I was really sad about the murder in this book even though we had just met her. It would be nice for Beth to have a friend close to her age to do things with. 

We learn more about Viola's past and get to see a bit of what Orin does for the government. But a lot of the story focused on two families who have been feuding for a couple of generations. 

Winter's End is an enjoyable and quick read. I worried that this might be the last book in the series especially when some ongoing mysteries seemed to be wrapping up. But the ending made it clear that there were more stories to tell. And I for one will be anxiously awaiting next year's new release.

If you are looking for a murder mystery that has more depth than a cozy mystery but lighter than a hardboiled noir, then this is an excellent series to pick up. 

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour.

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