Snowdrops by A.D. Miller
Nick is a British lawyer that moves to Russia for some excitement. He finds it in sisters Masha and Katya. The three have a lot of fun together and Nick starts to think he's falling in love. He meets the girl's aunt and starts to help them draft contracts to move the aunt out to the country. Nick knows in the back of his mind something isn't right but he's having too much fun to ask any important questions.
You can tell that the author lived in Russia for a while, as there are some very interesting insights in to life there from a foreigner's perspective. I think this is what I enjoyed most about the book. The story itself moved a bit slowly at the beginning but you could feel the tension build in the middle and I wondered what was going to happen to Nick. At the end, it didn't feel to be anything major which was a bit of a let down.
First Line: "I smelled it before I saw it"