Who Are You When No One Is Watching?

When a beloved high schooler named 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 officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters—Cameron, Jade, and Russ—must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both.

In crystalline prose, Danya Kukafka offers a brilliant exploration of identity and of the razor-sharp line between love and obsession, between watching and seeing, between truth and memory. Compulsively readable and powerfully moving, Girl in Snow offers an unforgettable reading experience and introduces a singular new talent in Danya Kukafka. 


Girl in Snow is an interesting story that follows the investigation of Lucinda's murder from three distinctly unique points of views. Kukafka does an excellent job in portraying the personality differences between Cameron, Russ, and Jade with her writing. The mystery woven throughout Girl in Snow had me guessing who was responsible for Lucinda's death until the end. I thoroughly enjoyed Kukafka's realistic small town mystery, but I did wish this story had more of a thriller aspect to it to add a little extra excitement and anticipation.

I voluntarily received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.




3.5 / 5.0


"He found people fascinating when they thought no one was watching. He couldn't tell them about the sincerity of life through windows-- that he hated himself for it, but he couldn't stop. He didn't want to."

"Cameron didn't hide the diary because he was afraid of getting caught. He simply didn't want to ruin her."

"I could be as rude as I wanted, as angry as I wanted, and he could be geeky, and it was all fine because we knew each other, we wanted to spend our days with each other. We were boundless, radiating. A Constellation, taking form."

"We'll always feel the shape of the people we've touched. But still, we spin away."

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