The Winters in Bloom: A Novel is a book about secrets. It is also about parents’ biggest fear: that their child will be kidnapped. As these parents find themselves in that circumstance, the novel examines their lives for possible suspects. As each of those suspects emerges, we get a better picture of each parent. While a mystery, this book is not violent or mean. Rather it gently follows each character through a description, a history and then along his or her logical path to a surprisingly agreeable ending.
Lisa Tucker, September 2011, Atria Books