The Summer Snow
THE SUMMER SNOW
Rebecca Pawel (Soho, $23)
The aunt of Carlos Tejada, a cop in northern Spain, has claimed for years that leftover Communists from the Spanish Civil War have been trying to kill her. When she’s found dead, Tejada returns home to Granada to investigate and make peace with his estranged family.
The Moorish town of Granada, in southern Spain, shortly after the end of WWII.
Well-developed characters can’t fully save this slow-moving tale.