Secrets abound at a northern Ontario lodge when a teenage employee is murdered.
It’s late summer and a restless Officer Kala Stonechild has taken her foster niece, Dawn, on a canoe trip at Pine Hollow Lodge in the wilderness north of Sault Ste. Marie. But the getaway turns deadly when a teenage girl goes missing on her way home from an evening shift at the lodge’s restaurant.
After the girl’s body is found between the lodge and the nearby town of Searchmont, Stonechild reluctantly agrees to help with the investigation. She’s teamed with Clark Harrison, an officer she worked with during her last posting in northwestern Ontario. As the investigation heats up, Stonechild’s past threatens the close bonds she’s forged back home. Will she return to her life in Kingston, or will the rekindling of an old relationship lure her away for good?
Brenda Chapman is a crime writer who has published over twenty books, including seven in the lauded Stonechild and Rouleau mystery series. She lives in Ottawa.
Series fans who have followed the evolving relationship between Stonechild and Rouleau will be just as interested in what fate has in store for the duo as in unraveling the fair-play plot. New readers will want to go back to the beginning.
A slow burn mystery that expertly weaves together several viewpoints in a way that will thoroughly engage your mind as you read.
Complex and filled with menace, Brenda Chapman’s tale of sex, lies, and betrayal will keep you up at night.
Closing Time is an evocative and compelling work, and a fitting end to the series.