Deeply atmospheric and tightly plotted, Cold Mourning is Chapman's sharpest mystery yet. In Kala Stonechild we meet a damaged, complex and courageous heroine determined to leave her complicated past behind. … Spare, haunting and unflinching, Cold Mourning will make you shiver long after you've put it down. A gripping read from the first line of the first page.
- C.B. Forrest, author of the Charlie McKelvey mystery series
What makes this mystery most interesting are the tightly knit details. Chapman never tips her hand as she presents readers with a wide-open field of suspects. For the majority of the novel, the list of potential culprits is lengthy, and the author skillfully deploys twists and decoys to misdirect us, while also dropping tiny clues to help make the final reveal seem perfectly logical. - Quill & Quire
Cold Mourning maintains its low-key feel just long enough to sneak up on you with its grit and promise. - National Post
What's unusual about Cold Mourning is the multiple viewpoints which at times allow the reader to have more information than Stonechild. Chapman handles this style smoothly and it's very effective in moving the story along. She is a skilled writer with nine books already under her belt.- Mysterymaven.ca
Brenda Chapman has written an interesting and intriguing story in Cold Mourning that keeps the reader guessing throughout. - Bittenbybooks.com
Cold Mourning marks the promising beginning of a new series of stories built around complex, yet engaging, characters. - Ottawa Review of Books