Get a free audiobook

The Deep, Deep Snow

Written by: Brian Freeman
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

CDN$ 14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

In an intense, emotional mystery that spans a decade in the life of a small town, best-selling author Brian Freeman brings us an unforgettable heroine who discovers that the dead may sometimes be easier to rescue than the living. 

Deputy Shelby Lake was abandoned as a baby, saved by a stranger who found her in the freezing cold. Now, years later, a young boy is missing - and Shelby is the one who must rescue a child. 

The only evidence of what happened to 10-year-old Jeremiah Sloan is a bicycle left behind on a lonely road. After a desperate search fails to locate him, the close bonds of Shelby’s hometown begin to fray under the weight of accusations and suspicion. Everyone around her is keeping secrets. Her adoptive father, her best friend, her best friend’s young daughter - they all have something to hide. Even Shelby is concealing a mistake that could jeopardize her career and her future. 

Unearthing the lies of the people in Jeremiah’s life doesn’t get the police and the FBI any closer to finding him. As time passes and the case grows cold, Shelby worries that the mystery will stay buried forever under the deep, deep snow. But even the deepest snow melts in the spring. 

When a tantalizing clue finally comes to light, Shelby must confront the darkest lie of all. Exposing the truth about Jeremiah will leave no one’s life untouched - including her own.

©2019 Brian N. Freeman (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Plot twists seem over engineered.

This book reads like a light weight wrote it. Certainly not like a ‘Jason Bourne’ type writer. The character development seemed somewhat shallow.
I skipped ahead to get the jist as it didn’t engage me enough to want to savour every word.
The plot construction was frustrating to me.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • shelley
  • Raleigh, NC
  • 2019-06-20

Get this while it's the daily deal!!!!

Could not believe a brand new release from Brian Freeman is the Daily Deal! This is a no brainer, get the book. If you've listened to any of Freeman's other series (Jonathan Stride, Frost Easton or Cal Bolton) you will know that this is a Great book.
The publisher's summary gives a very good overview of this police procedural. The protagonist (Shelby Lake) has a very unique story about her infancy and how she came to be adopted by her father. The beginning of the story made me like Shelby's father and have a soft spot for her.
Ten years after a man is convicted of killing his wife and a little boy goes missing with out a clue, the first one turns up. Everything this story has led you to believe will be a fallacy. None of the characters will escape unscathed.
January LaVoy's narration is wonderful. Her inflections are perfect for each character.
This is an EXCELLENT book, it has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
If you found this review helpful please indicate so.
Thank You.

321 of 344 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sarah
  • BOERNE, TX, United States
  • 2019-06-20

Great police procedural!

Since there were no reviews I thought at first this might be a new and not very experienced author, but I clicked on Brian Freedman's name and saw that he has many books under his belt and in fact was selected as the official author to continue Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne series. I love that series so I decided to give this book a try.

I downloaded it this morning and listened to it on my early morning walk. Obviously I haven't finished it yet but so far I'm enjoying it. The narrator is fine - has a good strong voice and is very convincing as the main character (the story is told in the first person).

I will add more when I finish the book. So far I am hooked on the story.

OK, here's an update. The narrator is flawless - distinctive voices for every character. The plot gets a bit sentimental at times - sometimes it seems like it was written by a woman as so much of it is the inner voice of the female main character. Lots of information about dementia - really more than I want to know. But the plot is interesting and the solution to the mystery was completely unexpected yet plausible in every detail. The book captivated me until the very end. Highly recommended!

320 of 351 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 2019-06-22

Outstannding!

I was surprised to see that Audible was offering a new release by an author the quality of Brian Freeman as an Audible Daily Deal. THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW is an outstanding novel of the type I have come to expect of Freeman. This one is different in that it is written in the first person of female protagonist sheriff's deputy Shelby Lake. January LaVoy does a really nice job of narration.

21 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nate_D
  • Payson, Utah USA
  • 2019-06-20

So far, so GREAT!

I have listened to half of this one so far, and to this point I completely recommend it! Excellent writing, and the characters have already been developed so well that I don't think I can stop listening until it's over! Going to be a long day, haha. January LaVoy is a great narrator, and makes the experience rich and exciting. Can't wait to see how it ends! I will edit this review to reflect the entire novel once I am finished.

UPDATE:
This book ended even better than it started. Man, what a great story. I was wrapped up in the characters right from the beginning, and it only got better. And what an ending!! I can not state it strongly enough... This is a fantastic book!

63 of 75 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • JANET STEINMAN
  • 2019-06-20

I am hooked and I’m not even finished!

I got the book as the Daily Deal and would have paid full price! January LaVoy is one of my favorite narrators and the story had me from the first paragraph.

32 of 38 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Chris Reich
  • Northern, CA
  • 2019-07-09

Really? Contrived but Entertaining

I won't spoil the ending. This book almost had me laughing at the end. All the pieces come together---ugh. Why must ALL the pieces come together???! There are so many silly things that "resolve" that the book is laughable. Still, it was decent entertainment.

Certainly, the story isn't deep, deep but maybe the snow is.

I almost quit but decided to hang on until the end.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-25

Don’t read unless if you don’t mind major spoilers ahead

The story itself was pretty good, my only real problem with it was an aspect of the ending. I can’t say it was too happy of an ending because plenty of sadness was there, but the aspect with Anna receiving absolutely no punishment for what she did, especially considering her silence also obstructed the investigation of the boy since they pursued some false leads and equivalences not knowing the truth of the wife’s death, is a little asinine. Not only that but the guy who was falsely imprisoned on her behalf just forgives her immediately; I know this is a story but that’s a bit ridiculous that everything ended well for this girl who was probably the most annoying character in the whole story, and who singlehandedly seemed to obstruct the investigation into the boy’s disappearance when she could have revealed a fact that would have completely changed the course of everything. I know the story is about forgiveness and letting go of the past, but there is an extent to where it gets a little goofy. Aside from that it was an interesting ‘who-dunnit’ with nice twists, and the voice acting was superb.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Larry
  • 2019-07-04

Maudlin and cliche-filled, but still gripping

This story seemed interminable at times and the reliance on signs and communications from the spirits struck me as tawdry literary devices. on the other hand, I was filled with curiosity for the secrets to be revealed. Thumbs up on the plot, thumbs down on the sentimentality of the writing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabeth O.
  • Chicago, IL
  • 2019-07-01

Excellent

The story was perfect. Just the right amount of complexity, twist, turns & resolutions. The author crafted an excellent multi-layered mystery, and the narrator presented the story without a flaw.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Happy iPad User
  • 2019-06-24

Hidden Lives

Secrets can be very destructive. As Detective Lake sifts through clues subtle as snowflakes, she gradually figures out which ones really matter. The plot twists and turns to the final surprise ending keeping the listener on edge. January LaVoy does an outstanding job of bringing this story alive. You will not be disappointed.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful