The Boy in the Snow (Edie Kiglatuk Series #2)

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Half-Inuit Edie Kiglatuk is in Alaska with Sergeant Derek Palliser, helping her ex-husband in his bid to win the Iditarod. The race takes a grim turn when Edie stumbles upon the body of a baby in the forest. The ensuing investigation leads to a world of corruption.

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Overview

Half-Inuit Edie Kiglatuk is in Alaska with Sergeant Derek Palliser, helping her ex-husband in his bid to win the Iditarod. The race takes a grim turn when Edie stumbles upon the body of a baby in the forest. The ensuing investigation leads to a world of corruption.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Audio
In this sequel to 2011’s White Heat, McGrath’s half-Inuit guide Edie Kiglatuk finds herself in Nome, Alaska, helping her ex-husband in the Iditarod dog-sled race. But Edie soon stumbles upon the frozen body of an infant boy lying on the saddle of a snowmobile. Edie and her friend, policeman Derek Palliser, embark on a quest to find the truth behind the baby’s demise. Kate Reading provides clear narration, but over-articulates some of her consonants—notably t and k sounds—in a way that proves distracting. Reading’s rendition of Kiglatuk features the clipped dialect of what is presumably an approximation of an Inuit accent, and the narrator is effective in lending voices to the book’s other characters, including Palliser and the weaselly mayor Chuck Hillingberg. A Viking hardcover. (Nov.)
Publishers Weekly
The two-week 1,150-mile Iditarod dog sled race from near Wasilla to Nome, Alaska, forms the backdrop for McGrath’s outstanding second mystery featuring half-Caucasian, half-Inuit Edie Kiglatuk (after 2011’s White Heat). A native of Ellesmere Island, Edie comes to Alaska to help her ex-husband, Sammy Inukpuk, who’s trying to regain his self-respect by racing. In the forest outside Wasilla, Edie encounters a mysterious bear that leads her to the frozen body of a baby boy lying in the saddle of a snowmobile. Edie, a homesick, guilt-ridden “outsider in her own world,” seeks to untangle the disturbing truth behind the infant’s death, aided by her policeman friend, Derek Palliser, who’s also assisting Sammy in the race. McGrath has a firm grasp on a little known culture, its values and language, and excels at bringing to life such characters as conniving Anchorage mayor Chuck Hillingberg and his power-hungry wife, Marsha. This affecting novel should melt even the most frozen human hearts. Agent: Kim Witherspoon, Inkwell Management. (Nov.)
Geoffrey Wansell
One of our most gifted younger writers…The snow-laden wastes of Alaska are so brilliantly evoked that it almost makes you shiver reading it, and the plot is every bit as chilling, laced as it is with politics, sects and modern greed.—Daily Mail
Cleveland.com
The plot compelling and the settings mesmerizing. McGrath…is a fresh and compelling voice.—Cleveland.com
Houston Chronicle
The stoic Edie is a strong, determined heroine.—Houston Chronicle
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470815240
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/8/2012
  • Series: Edie Kiglatuk Series, #2
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

M. J. (Melanie) McGrath is a journalist and an author of several  books of nonfiction, including The Long Exile: A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic. She was awarded the John Llewlyn-Rhys/Mail on Sunday Award for best British author under thirty-five. She lives and works in London. The Boy in the Snow is her second novel.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    I couldn't connect with main character

    I ordered this book because I live in Alaska and I wanted to see how the author portrayed Alaska and Alaskans. (Also I live in McGrath Alaska and the author's name is McGrath.) I am an avid reader and mystery is my genre of prefference. I found I could not connect with the main character at all. The author gave bits and pieces of explainations as to why Ms. Kinglatuk was the way she was, but I just couldn't warm up to her. In fact, I did not finish this book. That is something I rarely do.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Still like Edie!

    While I preferred the first novel in this new series and found the juxtaposition of the Iditarod Race and the plot more frustrating than compelling since the Race is far in the background, the story is quite unique. But I do want to see Edie back in her home territory. Definitely worth exploring.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Very unusual and compelling!

    I loved this book! I dont know anything about Alaskans and I got a tiny picture of what life for some people is like. I was interested in the tension arising from developers, scientists and indigenous peoples. Great setting for a mystery.

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    Posted November 1, 2013

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