"The novel tells the story of the night that a natural (not so, Ontario rarely gets hit by such a storm) weather incident became a nightmare."
"Zara's Dead is more than just a single-stream murder case. Fiona, besides having written a book about the death of Zara Stanley and having seen the case go nowhere, likewise contends with the implications of her widowhood and also her supposedly diminishing powers."
"This is an often harrowing story with some blessed redemption about people looking to blame small things for the big things that should have been brought out into the open. But humans aren't like that. Lynes knows."
"This book fits well into the field of fruit growing and is a valuable addition to the information needed by gardeners who wish to grow fruit in a northern climate."
"I'm grateful for the many books – including this latest – that Margoshes has ingeniously brought into this world, and made us all the richer for reading."
"This page-turner has much to say about wealth, corruption, malaise, aging, beauty (narrator Fiona is hyper-aware of physical appearance), relationships that are not what they seem to be, grief, and loneliness."