A COLD AND LONELY PLACE (February 2013)
Freelance writer Troy Chance is snapping photos of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace when the ice-cutting machine falls silent. Encased in the ice is the shadowy outline of a body - someone she knows. A Cold and Lonely Place, the sequel to Learning to Swim, follows Troy on a powerful emotional journey as she discovers the damage left by long-hidden secrets, and catches a glimpse of what might have been.
"Sara J. Henry brilliantly draws us into a terrifying but ultimately affirmative novel in which, once again, love, friendship, and the shining truth about who we really are redeems an otherwise hopeless universe." - Howard Frank Mosher, award-winning author of The Great Northern Express and Walking to Gatlinburg
"A Cold and Lonely Place showcases Henry's powerful new voice. Set in the Adirondack winter, it is both a deeply atmospheric, seductive read and a captivating literary mystery. " - Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of One Was A Soldier
"A Cold and Lonely Place is spot-on in its authenticity and profundity, written by an immensely gifted author who definitely knows her stuff." - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Freed, author of the Cordell Logan mystery series
LEARNING TO SWIM (2011)
Winner of the 2012 Anthony Award for best first novel, 2012 Agatha Award for best first novel, and the 2012 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Nominated for the Barry Award and Macavity Award.
"A great cross between du Maurier’s Rebecca and your favorite Harlan Coben thriller." - BookPeople
"A single woman dives headlong from a ferry into Lake Champlain to rescue a child, and then must figure out what to do with him. Compulsively readable, this is all about what we do for love." - Boston Globe
Winner of the 2012 Anthony and Agatha Awards for best first novel and the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and nominated for the Barry Award and Macavity Award for best first novel.
While standing on the deck of the Lake Champlain ferry bound for Vermont, Troy Chance sees a small boy tossed over the side of a ferry going the opposite direction. Without thinking, she jumps to his rescue, setting off a chain of events that see her embroiled in a kidnapping plot with tendrils in the Adirondacks and Vermont as well as Ottawa and Montreal.