Where the Ice Falls


Lacey McCrae must bring closure to two grieving families while avoiding her past trauma.

When Zofia and her teenage daughter trip over an ice-covered corpse at a rented mountain chalet, ex-Mountie Lacey McCrae trades her Christmas shopping trip for Victim Services duty. While she supports the women through their police statements, the body is identified: Eric, a university student lost in a blizzard last month. Zofia believes Eric is trying to communicate urgently to her about his missing car. Skeptical as Lacey is of psychics, she knows the absent car and other details don’t add up to an accidental death.

As Christmas gives way to New Year’s, she must search the icy wilderness for another missing person. But Zofia blurts out Lacey’s deepest secret, shaking her to the core. Can she uncover truths for two grieving families while evading her own buried trauma?

About the Author

J.E. Barnard

Posted by KathrynB on August 29, 2017
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J.E. Barnard

J.E. Barnard’s first novella, Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond, was a 2016 Prix Aurora finalist. When the Flood Falls won the Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award in 2016. She lives in Calgary.