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Someone is knocking at the door to Grace Adams’s house and won’t stop. Grace thinks she knows who it is, but when she looks out her bedroom window, she sees a woman she doesn’t recognize walking on the trails behind her home. The woman isn’t alone for long before a man emerges from the dark of the surrounding woods and stabs her, then retreats into the shadows, leaving her to die in the snow. Frantic, Grace calls the police but knows they’ll never arrive in time, so she herself goes to the woman and is shocked to find she’s not a stranger—and that only raises more questions.

Badly shocked, Grace is taken to the hospital, and Detective Macy Greeley is called back to the small town of Collier, Montana, where she worked a case once before. She needs to track down the killer and find out what the murder has to do with Grace, a troubled young woman whose harrowing past may have finally come in from the cold. But the town of Collier is just as hard-bitten now as it was years ago, and Macy will have to reopen old wounds as she investigates a murder that looks like it took eleven years to come to pass.

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Ein eiskalter Wintermorgen im verlassenen Norden Montanas. Blutüberströmt bricht eine Frau vor dem Haus von Grace zusammen. Beim Versuch, sie zu retten, erkennt Grace in der Toten ihre vor vielen Jahren spurlos verschwundene Mutter. Die hochschwangere Polizistin Macy Greeley übernimmt den Fall. Sie kehrt zurück in die raue, eingeschworene Gemeinschaft nahe der kanadischen Grenze. Vor elf Jahren hat sie vergeblich versucht, Grace’ Mutter aufzuspüren. Grace ist in großer Gefahr. Jemand verfolgt sie. Im Krankenhaus wird auf sie geschossen. Dennoch lässt sie Macy zunächst nicht an sich heran. Bis die beiden Frauen dem Mörder immer näher kommen …
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Praise...

"The suspense meter spikes dramatically…This complicated, peel-away-layers debut procedural intoxicates from the opening page."Library Journal (Debut of the Month, starred review)

"Salvalaggio is a stunning new voice in crime fiction, and her heroine Detective Macy Greeley is the kind of tough and complex character that I can't wait to see more of." --Deborah Crombie, author of the New York Times Bestseller The Sound of Broken Glass

"This is a gripping tale from start to finish, and a first-rate debut that augurs well for Salvalaggio’s soon-to-be-huge fan base."BookPage

"In Salvalaggio’s haunting debut…the author creates a hardscrabble community of characters that readers won’t soon forget."Publishers Weekly

“Salvalaggio’s debut deftly intertwines a town without a future and citizens without hope, people in need and people who need to be needed, and a new murder that brings closure to four unsolved cases.” –Kirkus

"As jarring as a headfirst plunge in an icy river, Bone Dust White is a stark and unforgettable reading experience; its ambience, like the bruised people whose twisted lives it traces, is chilly–and irresistible." --Julia Keller, Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of Bitter River