By Ellen Ann Callahan.
Not often I work out a key element of the mystery early but I got this one really early. Not to worry, it was entertaining confirming I was right and there were plenty of other things I hadn't worked out. Happy Holiday (who agrees to calling someone in witness protection Happy Holiday?) ploughs up a dead body on her midnight shift clearing the roads in the mountains of West Maryland. It's obvious he was drunk, ran out of fuel and froze as a consequence. To the writer's credit, Happy doesn't immediately "have a hunch" that something's amiss but wants to give the man's wife some closure by finding out what happened his last hours. The sex scene, not particularly explicit, caught me by surprise and I'm not sure why it was included (sex outside marriage where one party is religious read like it might have had significance). Reservations but a good story. ARC courtesy Netgalley.