Thursday, August 1, 2013

On The Nightstand: Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio

In 2011, Sarah Jio burst onto the fiction scene with two sensational novels-- and The Bungalow. With Blackberry Winter--taking its title from a late-season, cold-weather phenomenon--Jio continues her rich exploration of the ways personal connections can transcend the boundaries of time. 

Seattle, 1933. Single mother Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son, Daniel, goodnight and departs to work the night-shift at a local hotel. She emerges to discover that a May-Day snow has blanketed the city, and that her son has vanished. Outside, she finds his beloved teddy bear lying face-down on an icy street, the snow covering up any trace of his tracks, or the perpetrator's.
Seattle, 2010. Seattle Herald reporter Claire Aldridge, assigned to cover the May 1 "blackberry winter" storm and its twin, learns of the unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth. In the process, she finds that she and Vera may be linked in unexpected ways... ---GoodReads

This was a real page-turner. In fact, I read the last 200 or so pages in one day! I could not help myself, I ignored everything else going on in the world and just read, read, read. This was the perfect mix of love story and mystery which really made the story unique. There are so many unknowns at the beginning of the story that you can't help continue to discover all the truths. Another book that I would highly recommend!

Happy Reading!