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Summary

Deep in Pennsylvania's Blue Ridge Mountains, a woman befriends a mysterious newcomer from Uzbekistan, setting in motion this suspenseful, atmospheric, politically charged debut.

After surviving a car crash that left her widowed at 22, Kathleen has retreated to a remote corner of a state park, where she works flipping burgers for deer hunters and hikers - happy, she insists, to be left alone. 

But when a stranger appears in the dead of winter - seemingly out of nowhere, kicking snow from his flimsy dress shoes - Kathleen is intrigued, despite herself. He says he's a student visiting from Uzbekistan, and his worldliness fills her with curiosity about life beyond the valley. After a cautious friendship settles between them, the stranger confesses to a terrible crime in his home country, and Kathleen finds herself in the grip of a manhunt - and face-to-face with secrets of her own. 

Steeped in the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains as America's War on Terror rages in the background, Sarah St.Vincent's Ways to Hide in Winter is a powerful story about violence and redemption, betrayal and empathy, and how we reconcile the unforgivable in those we love.

©2018 Sarah St.Vincent (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Jodie L Hooker
  • 26-03-21

Odd book

Kept waiting for something more.... only the last chapter did it seem to get better.

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  • Wendy Montgomery
  • 23-02-21

Great book!

I really liked this story. It moved me more than I thought it would. The characters were well developed, and you either hated them or loved them. I wish it hadn't ended the way it did. I wanted more...

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  • Kathryn
  • 23-02-21

Dismal

This was an interesting story with no redeeming qualities. It was a shame for certain

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  • Me
  • 12-01-21

Love

I truly loved this book. Well
Written, interesting and I could not put it down! It touched me and made me think. I plan to visit the park as I live 90 minutes from the park and POW
Camp the book is set in.

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  • RueRue
  • 23-06-19

Sad and brutal

This is a downer of a story. All the characters are living lives of quiet desperation ( to quote Thoreau ). Each is suffering from that aftermath of domestic abuse, and/or betrayal. Admittedly, the characters are compelling as they try to find peace in their situations but there is no HEA here. The ending is left open, which I found unsettling. I would have liked more of a resolution after all the angst. High praise for the excellent narration, but low marks for the depressing and unresolved story.

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  • CostarK
  • 19-04-22

Good Book

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  • Christa M. Keen
  • 10-04-22

Absolutely Fabulous

Beautifully written. Brilliant symbolism. The parallels were stunning. I enjoyed every second of this book.

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  • gldfngrz
  • 30-12-21

Liked it bit I'm easy to please

Ways to hide in winter is not a bad story. if you like to listen to books it will definitely satisfy that. It's slightly mysterious and very predictable. this is the book you read to clear your pallet between blockbusters.

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  • Tori Sheets
  • 01-11-21

narrator was great, story made me depressed

Trigger warning for abusive relationships ☹️ the narrator was one of the best I've heard and one of the only reasons I finished the book.

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  • Victoria
  • 30-08-21

What????

Don’t waste your time on this book, depressing, went no where and ended abruptly. Wouldn’t recommend