This electrifying crime thriller opens with Patrolman Ronny Forbert sitting in his Crown Victoria cruiser on a freezing night when a familiar beater Jeep Cherokee comes speeding over a hill, forcing the rookie cop to chase after it. The driver, Matt Laferiere, is the rogue son of a man as beaten down as the town itself. Within minutes, this clear-cut drunk driving arrest spirals into a heated struggle between two young men with a troubled past and ends in a fatal hit and run on an icy stretch of blacktop.As the news spreads, Police Chief Gordy Hawkins is certain that Ronny Forbert followed the rules, at least most of them, and he will stand by the young cop. Finding the driver of the car that hit Laferiere, Hawkins tries to keep the situation from escalating dangerously out of control. But in a town where jobs are scarce and everyone is hurting, a few people see opportunity in the tragedy.Over the course of six days, the people of this small, tightly woven community decide that a crime was committed, and that someone-Ronny Forbert-must pay a price, a decision that will hold dramatic consequences for them all.
Darkness the Color of Snow: A Novel