LAURA, Cuthbert

When it Rains (Turnstone $14.95)

Cait Whyte leaves Grand Forks only to find herself frustrated with the shallow stories at the East Vancouver News. Then the rookie scribe gets her big break. “There had been a murder in the ravine: a sex-slaying blocks from my house. My heart accelerated until it seemed to leap out of my chest. I rose from the couch, secured the deadbolt, and steeled my mind against an invasion of images.” It’s a first novel. The main character must confront personal demons… as usual. Cuthbert is a Vancouver reporter. 0-88801-269-1

[Spring 2003 BCBW]