Back cover copy:
This unique debut thriller combines forensics, fantasy, and edge-of-your-set suspense like never before. In a world where sorcery is illegal, someone is murdering young women in ways that defy all reason -- and all detection. Only one man knows how to tracj such an untraceable killer, a man called to deliver justice by an onslaught of...GHOSTS IN THE SNOW.
For Dubric Bryerly, head of security at Castle Faldorrah, saving lives has become a matter of saving his sanity. A silent killer is afoot, savagely mutilating servant girls and leaving behind no clues and no witnesses -- except the gruesome ghosts of the victims. Ghosts that only Dubric can see.
Caught in the eye of the grisly storm is Nella, a linen maid working to free herself from a dark past -- if she can survive an invisible killer's rampage. But with the death toll rising and Nella under the protective wing of a man who may be a prime suspect, Dubric must resort to unconventional methods. With the future of Faldorrah and countless lives at stake, including his own, he can't afford to be wrong. And if he's right, the entire kingdom could be thrust into war.
I really did just love this book. It's got a great world, yet also has a wonderfully gruesome murder-mystery to be solved. I'd say this book would be a great entry to fantasy for any mystery readers. There's a great cast of characters and plenty of suspects for the murders. I really liked Dubric's character. Definitely a tortured man.
Oh...just go and read the book. Go...read.