In this hard-boiled mystery by the USA Today–bestselling author of Dead Ringer, a coroner’s new case complicates her love life.
Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows everyone in the charmingly small town of Sorenson, Wisconsin—except the latest body discovered in a desolate field. If a woman this attractive had moved into town, the news would have surely hit the gossip mill in record time. So who was the murdered femme fatale? Whose knife was left planted in her chest? The mystery deepens when detective Steven Hurley takes one look at the body and turns as white as the newly fallen snow . . .and excuses himself from the case.
It’ll take all of Mattie's forensic skills to unravel the increasingly bizarre clues and find the killer . . .before she herself becomes just another cold case in a frigid Midwest winter!
Praise for Annelise Ryan and her Mattie Winston series
“Has it all: suspense, laughter, a spicy dash of romance.”—New York Times–bestselling author Tess Gerritsen
“[Ryan] smoothly blends humor, distinctive characters, and authentic forensic detail.”—Publishers Weekly
“The forensic details will interest Patricia Cornwell readers . . .while the often slapstick humor and the blossoming romance between Mattie and Hurley will draw Evanovich fans.”—Booklist