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Book Review – Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter – Bad Spirits in the Alaskan Wilderness

Rating: 4 of 5
Author: D.V. Berkom
Format: Kindle

Hiking alone in the wintery Alaskan wilderness, Kate Jones witnesses an execution style murder.  It is then she realizes that the life she had escaped five years earlier had caught up to her.  Running out and stealing money from her south-of-the-border drug-lord boyfriend had turned into a life sentence of constant moving and looking over her back.  How he had found her she didn’t know, but what she did know is that to stay alive she would once more have to stay one step ahead of her fate.  But can she save those around her as well as herself?

D.V Berkom’s Dead of Winter is the first book in the second series of books that pick up where the Bad Spirits series left off.  Berkom’s writing is crisp and fast paced.  Her descriptions are so refined and precise I could almost fell the chill and tension Kate experienced each step of the way.  Action packed with a heart pounding rate, this brief novel is like a episode of 24 and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.

I enjoyed this series even more than the first as Berkom has added to the action by introducing some depth through a romantic interest.  The pacing is balanced well with no hint of the dues ex machina elements that were occasionally found in the first series of books.  The Kindle price is an unbelievable value.  You won’t be disappointed if you check out this series.

Note: A complimentary copy of this work was provided in return for a review.