Darkness the Color of Snow
By: Thomas Cobb
From the author of Crazy Heart comes a new book that is sure to entertain crime novel enthusiasts of all types. A sleepy town in the midwest is cauterized by an accidental death during a routine traffic stop gone bad. The middle of winter and the icy streets turn a normal situation into anything but. Rookie patrolman Ronald (Ronnie) Forbert newly added to the town’s police force has fully turned his life around. From punk kid to stand up citizen, things are looking up, until the night he pulls over his former high school buddy, things escalate quickly. In an attempt to control the situation, Forbert orders his friend Matt Lafiere, out of the vehicle. Drunk and disorderly Forbert makes the tough decision to make an arrest, a decision he will come to regret. Switching back and forth from the present to pieces of the lives of the book’s characters, Darkness the Color of Snow is an intense discussion on loyalty, allegiances, and the power to convince people that their beliefs or actions are justifiable.
In the wake of recent real life conflicts between cops and citizens resisting arrest, this is a powerful and timely novel. Readers will both be entertained and called to question loftier ideals such as authority, personal debts, allegiances, the potential effects of the choices one makes in life and how they reverberate through the lives of those around us. Juvenile boys in a small town will get bored and inevitably get into some kind of trouble – but hanging out with Matt Lafiere, the boys in Darkness the Color of Snow get into a much worse situation. Enthused by crime dramas or thrillers? This is one novel for you – and just in time for the snowflakes to begin to fly.