Snow Blind by Ollie Masters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*Received a free digital copy from NetGalley for review*
A teenage boy learns that his parents are in witness protection. Following this revelation, he finds himself caught up in a web of conflicting stories. And with each of his efforts to find the truth, the situation becomes more dangerous for all involved.
“Snow Blind” works well in its consistency. I wasn’t crazy about the art, but the visual style fits and helps the story progress. What works best for me, though, is the tone. The story is bleak in its art, in its storytelling, in its emotion. The secluded town, the snow-washed landscape, and the isolated characters all feed into a narrative that is engaging and interesting to read.
It’s not a perfect volume. The characters and plot could have been fleshed out more. But it’s a simple story about truth and lies, family and morality, and human survival. The plot twists keep the reader in enough uncertainty stay engaged with the mystery and the small cast of characters, each of whom is struggling with their own motivations and secrets.