Author(s): A. D. Miller
Description: Snowdrops. That's what the Russians call them - the bodies that float up into the light in the thaw. Drunks, most of them, and homeless people who just give up and lie down into the whiteness, and murder victims hidden in the drifts by their killers. When Nick worked as a high-flying British lawyer in Moscow, he was seduced by the enigmatic Masha, who led him through her city: the electric nightclubs, intimate dachas, and state-wide corruption. And as Nick fell for Masha, he found that he fell away from himself; he knew that she was dangerous, but life in Russia was addictive, and it was too easy to bury secrets - and corpses - in the winter snows ...
Review: Disturbing and dazzling * Sunday Telegraph * Totally gripping * The Times * Assaults all your senses with its power and poetry, and leaves you stunned and addicted * Independent * Complex, gripping * Daily Mail * A superlative portrait of a country in which everything has its price, Snowdrops displays a worldly confidence * Financial Times *
Author Biography: Born in London in 1974, A. D. Miller worked as a television producer before joining the The Economist. From 2004 to 2007 he was the magazine's Moscow correspondent, travelling widely across Russia and the former Soviet Union.