Girl in Snow

Danya Kukafka

3.3 based on 5095 ratings & 1149 reviews on

2018 Winner

Big Book Awards: Crime Award

2018 Nominee

CWA New Blood Dagger

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10 August 2017
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As featured on Simon Mayo's BBC Radio 2 Book Club.

‘Dark and elegant’ Mail on Sunday
‘A creepy, psychological drama’ GQ
‘A haunting debut’ Stylist

Who are you when no one is watching?

When beloved high school student Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched – not the boy who loved her too much, not the girl who wanted her perfect life, not the police officer assigned to investigate. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three unforgettable characters – Cameron, Jade, and Russ – must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both.

Intoxicating and intense, Girl in Snow is a compelling mystery set in small-town America. By focusing on those affected by the crime, rather than the crime itself, Danya Kukafka asks – what’s the difference between who people seem to be and who they really are?

Winner of a 2018 Hearst Big Book Award: Good Housekeeping's Crime Book of the Year.
Shortlisted for the 2018 CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger.

A perfectly paced and tautly plotted thriller. Danya Kukafka’s misfit characters are richly drawn, her prose is both elegant and eerie – this is an incredibly accomplished debut

Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water

Stark, utterly compulsive with a compelling, unique writing style. This thriller blew me away

Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat

A sensational debut - great characters, mysteries within mysteries, and page-turning pace. Highly recommended

Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series