His romantic weekend in ruins, shy twenty-something artist Perry Foster learns that things can always get worse when he returns home from San Francisco to find a dead body in his bathtub. A dead body in a very ugly sportscoat -- and matching socks. The dead man is a stranger to Perry, but that's not much of a comfort; how did a strange dead man get in a locked flat at the isolated Alton Estate in the wilds of the "Northeast Kingdom" of Vermont? Perry turns to help from "tall, dark and hostile" former navy SEAL Nick Reno -- but is Reno all that he seems?
4 Stars for the wonderful old fashion who done it in a cold Vermont winter and the writing.
3 Stars for the romance. I loved Perry but Nick stayed too closed off for me to get real joy out of the love story.
However, this was great sneaking around a creepy house trying to solve a crime fun.