Algonquin Bay, Ontario police detective John Cardinal has been searching for two different missing kid cases. When multiple crimes of the same nature happen in such a small town, everyone wants to know what is happening. However Cardinal is suspected of tipping off a criminal and is reduced to burglary investigations.
When the body of one of the missing kids, Katie Pine, is found encased in ice in a mine shaft of an island in the middle of a lake, Cardinal is called back up to investigate. He's partnered with Francophone Lise Delorme, who also happens to be investigating whether he's a crooked cop.
Cardinal pieces together the evidence found at the crime scene and finds that there was another teen that went missing in Algonquin Bay but wasn't reported because he was from Toronto and it wasn't known he was travelling to Algonquin Bay. He soon finds that body too and the hunt is on to find the killer.
This book is truly Canadian. It takes place in a small town Northern community and everything about it is very Canadian. Blunt also has a great sense of humour and there are some pretty entertaining parts of the book. I really like Blunt's writing style. It's quite fluid and very easy to read. I had read the 2nd book in this series first. This is the first book in the series and I'm eager to read the 3rd one.
First Line: "It gets dark early in Algonquin Bay."