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A good ending for Jude
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2019
I'm a little sad that this is the end, I'd definitely read more Jude books! I don't know if I'd classify it as a truly happy ending for Jude (is that possible with all that she's been through?), but I'm satisfied with the way things were left.
It was kind of nice reading about a massive blizzard while I'm sweltering in 90 degree heat. I love how Anne Frasier makes the setting a real part of her books.
The story is as horrible as it is bizarre: a body frozen beneath a lake is determined to have been dead for 20 years, child trafficking, a four year old boy with no name abandoned in a blizzard. They're all connected, and as each layer is revealed the story becomes more twisted. The villains in this book are truly awful people.
Jude continues to makes strides in her personal life. She and Uriah are as much friends as partners, and Uriah's health problems make Jude see how much he means to her. She comes to depend on Elliot a great deal as well, though there's still and undercurrent of suspicion there. The bombshell about him that was dropped at the end of book two didn't affect Jude to the degree I thought it would, and I think that's progress on her part. Jude taking care of the little boy tugged on my heartstrings, they turned out to be really good for each other.
This has been a fantastic series, and I can't wait to read what Anne Frasier writes next.