I had trouble getting into this book, and when I finally did, I kept reading and reading, hoping that something would happen and things would pick up. The murder mystery aspect was intriguing, but it seemed that all the others did was track others through the Canadian winter wilderness. I did think that the characters were very realistic and well-developed, but I didn't really particularly like any of them. It seemed that they were all of the women were fickle, emotionally unstable, and unfaithful; and all the men were violent, drunken womanizers. In the end justice was served (Sort of? We're left to assume, though they really don't have more proof than they did before), and I didn't really feel a sense of resolution for the characters.