Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:00a.m.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present talented suspense newcomer Sara J. Henry for a discussion and signing of her novel “A Cold and Lonely Place.” The event will be on Monday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.
Sara J. Henry presents the sequel to her critically-acclaimed debut novel “Learning to Swim.” A character-driven thriller featuring a strong female cast, “A Cold and Lonely Place” follows freelance reporter Troy Chance on a powerful emotional journey as she discovers the damage left by long-hidden secrets and catches a glimpse of what might have been.
Troy is snapping photos of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace when the ice-cutting machine falls silent. Encased in the ice is the shadowy outline of a body—a man she knows. One of her roommates falls under suspicion, and the media descends. Troy's assigned to write an in-depth feature on the dead man, who turns out to have been the privileged son of a wealthy Connecticut family, playing at a blue collar life in the Adirondack Mountains.
The deeper Troy digs into his life and mysterious death, the murkier things become. After the victim's sister comes to town and a string of disturbing incidents unfold, it's clear someone doesn't want the investigation to continue. Troy doesn't know who to trust, and what she ultimately finds threatens to shatter the serenity of these mountain towns. She must decide which family secrets should be exposed and what truths should remain hidden.
Sara J. Henry is the author of “Learning to Swim,” winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. She was a newspaper sports editor in the Adirondacks and has been a book and magazine editor, freelance writer, and webmaster.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit www.slcl.org.