This is one in a series featuring Cork O'Connor , a retired sheriff in the small rural town of Aurora, Minnesota. The story of a missing teenage girl whose body is found 4 months after her disappearance on New Years Eve. The clues all point to a young Native American boy, but Cork is convinced otherwise. This story is well written with great characters, well fleshed out with complex problems. The mystery itself is also satisfying with some good twists and turns, and a wonderful description of rural Minnesota. This is the first time I've read this author but not the last.