A sweet collection of short little stories about a young girl and her stuffed lion, somewhat marred by weird Kindle layout that pushed words off the bottom of the page no matter the size of the font. Read 21 December.
70. Winter at the Door by Sarah Graves
Boston homicide cop takes a job in rural Maine after a young girl who could be her missing niece is seen in the woods. She expects little more than bar fights and other petty disputes, but in reality she encounters significant serious crime. Drug running, murder, and kidnapping are all taking place in the shadow of a vaguely ominous forest and the threat of severe weather. There’s also a complication with a former boyfriend who keeps popping up at interesting times. I liked the main character and thought the story was engaging and plausible. On the other hand, I don’t feel the need to read further in the series. Read 26-27 December.