Deep, sparkling winter and its deep secrets are revealed, as a snowfall comes down one flake at a time. Not that there’s anything flaky about this story. A perfectly killable woman is killed. You’re thinking, boy did she need it. But how, and why, and who? Why was the murdered woman wearing sealskin boots? How was she killed right in the middle of a curling match? Will the struggling artist be recognized as a great talent? Will it ever stop snowing? Once again, sleepy Three Pines becomes a wide-awake murder venue, and Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sureté - and his efficient team, including perpetually conflicted Inspector Beauvoir - must tease out all the clues. And who is the spy in the Gamache camp? Another 5.