The Last Winter of Dani Lancing
By: P.D. Viner
Format/Source: galley courtesy of Random House via NetGalley
Twenty years ago, college student Dani Lancing was kidnapped and brutally murdered. The killer was never found, and the case has long gone cold. Her parents, Patty and Jim, were utterly devastated, their marriage destroyed. While Jim fell apart, Patty was consumed by the unsolved case. She abandoned her journalism career and her marriage to spend every waking hour searching and plotting. She keeps contact with Tom, Dani’s childhood sweetheart, who has become a detective intent on solving murders like Dani’s. When he finds a lead that seems ironclad, he brings Patty in on it. After years of dead ends, her obsession is rekindled, and she will do anything for revenge, even become a killer herself-dragging her whole family into the nightmare once again, as lies and secrets are uncovered.
The premise of this novel sounded intriguing, in particular how Dani Lancing’s death affected her parents and her childhood sweetheart years after. I was approved of an ARC of this novel by the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This novel will be available on October 8th.