Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
A Novel

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Competently written, but the prose runs from saccharin to syrupy.
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Synopsis

From acclaimed novelist Sarah Jio, a new “mystery-slash-love story [that] will have you racing to the end”

Seattle, 1933. Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son, Daniel, goodnight and reluctantly leaves for work. She hates the nightshift, but it’s the only way she can earn enough to keep destitution at bay. In the morning—even though it’s the second of May—a heavy snow is falling. Vera rushes to wake Daniel, but his bed is empty. His teddy bear lies outside in the snow.

Seattle, present day. On the second of May, Seattle Times reporter, Claire Hanson, awakens to another late-season snowstorm. Assigned to cover this “blackberry winter” and its predecessor decades earlier, Claire learns of Daniel’s unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth—only to discover that she and Vera are linked in unexpected ways.
 

About Sarah Jio

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Sarah Jio lives in Seattle with her husband, their three young children, and a golden retriever named Paisley.
 
Published September 25, 2012 by Plume. 320 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Self Help. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Blackberry Winter
All: 3 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Above average
on Jul 31 2012

Competently written, but the prose runs from saccharin to syrupy.

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Blog Critics

Good
Reviewed by Joseph Arellano on Oct 11 2012

Yes, there are villains in this story, but Jio does her best to restore our faith in the best of human nature.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Sep 03 2012

While astute readers will likely surmise the nature of Claire and Vera’s connection long before the big reveal, the proceedings are nevertheless engaging, with Claire and Vera enticing protagonists.

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