Olivier Lambert is a private detective trying to gather the pieces of his life together after his beloved wife dies in a freak car accident. When he meets Maude, a mysterious woman with a complex case involving a fatal accident, long-lost relatives and dark secrets, his investigation leads him to Stanstead, Quebec, Boston, USA, and Lisbon, Portugal. Along the way, he unravels the painful truth about Maude’s family—and meets a woman who might be the missing piece he’s been waiting for to make him feel whole again. Riveting, thought-provoking and heartwarming, A Patch of Black Ice explores the depths a family will go to stay together even after they’ve lost so much.
About the author
Maria de Andrade was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and moved to Montreal, Canada, with her family in the late seventies. She published her first book, Memories of Lili, a Beagle's Life, in 2014. Since then, she has written The Little Sect, Cycles and now A Patch of Black Ice, and she's presently working on her fifth book. She lives with her husband in Laval, Quebec, in a tall building with a superb view over Montreal and Laval. In her spare time she likes to read and play with her granddaughters.
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