The Snowman

Prequel to the Detective Quaid Mysteries

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
206 Pages
Reviewed on 06/28/2017
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Author Biography

At one time Alaska called to me,and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zerotemperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I've traveled from Prudhoe Bay toValdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries and incredible beauty that is Alaskahas never left me and thus now influence my writing.
Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educationalgoals, married, and I have two handsomesons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

The Snowman by Yolanda Renee is a prequel to the Detective Quaid Mysteries. Stowy Jenkins goes by another name. The Alaskans call him the Snowman and he is an artist. His medium of choice? Blood. A medium he is obsessed with, an obsession that leads to multiple murders. Detective Steven Quaid is a rookie and he draws the short straw to go after the Snowman. The two are drawn together is some twisted way, a relationship that proves deadly, and it is anyone’s guess who will come out of it intact. What starts out as a murder investigation turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse and Detective Quaid works to stop any more bloody and gruesome murders. The Snowman doesn’t want to stop and taunts Quaid into a deadly finale.

The Snowman: The Prequel to the Detective Quaid Mysteries by Yolanda Renee answered many questions. I have read all of the Quaid mystery stories and this one filled in a lot of the gaps about his early years. However, it can be read on its own, although I would highly recommend reading it as part of the series. Excellent story, really well-written and truly gripping. Ms. Renee certainly knows how to describe a scene to the extent that you believe it to be real. Compared to the rest of the series, this is a very dark book, somewhat gruesome, but a fantastic read. The development of the plot and the characters were second to none, and I would recommend this to anyone who likes a macabre, bloody thriller – this one meets all the criteria!