Title: Edge of Wild
Author: D. K. Stone
Publication: May 1st 2016 by Stonehouse Publishing
Format: Advance Reading Copy
Source: Provided by the Author
Transplanted from New York City to the tiny mountain town of Waterton, Alberta with the task of saving a floundering new hotel, Rich Evans is desperate to return to the city as soon as he can. The locals seem unusually hostile towards his efforts, or maybe even menacing, and was that a cougar on his door-step last night? As Rich begins to wonder whether his predecessor disappeared of his own accord, he finds himself strongly drawn to Louise Newman, the garage mechanic who is fixing his suddenly unreliable BMW, and the only person in Waterton who doesn’t seem desperate to run him out of town. As Rich works on the hotel, the town is torn apart by a series of gruesome, unsolved murders. With Louise as his only ally in a town that seems set against him, Rich can’t help but wonder: will he be the next victim?
I received a Digital ARC of this book from Danika Stone for The Edge of Wild Street Team Event. By no means have my review been affected and/or influenced.
When Ms. Danika announced that she was looking for bloggers to become a part of her street team for her upcoming Mystery/Thriller book, I didn’t hesitate for a second and jumped right at the chance. If I haven’t stressed it enough, I’m an absolute lover of mysteries and the guessing game involved in each and that’s why whenever I read one, I always tend to look into details of the writing and how well the story goes in terms of mind blowing plot twists.
Edge of Wild is a book that sets of the eerie vibe right from the beginning. When Rich arrived in the isolated town of Waterton for a job passed on to him, everything doesn’t seem to feel right. Waterton and a city slicker like him doesn’t go well together. But it’s not just the place, it’s the people that doesn’t seem to want him there.
Although the story unravels a little bit slow, the suspense build up was strong. If the feeling of being watched doesn’t set you off, imagine seeing footprints in the snow around your cabin. The unnerving feeling I have while reading this book did it for me.
Another thing that I liked about this book are the characters. I can’t say that I liked Rich that much but the other characters in the book were really interesting, especially Louise. Everyone has a personality and is fleshed out even the minor characters.
The big reveal was executed well. I didn’t guess whodunit (+ points for that), although I did have a hint about what’s going on about the town.
Overall, Edge of Wild will surely keep you on the edge of your seats and will make you turning the pages til the end.
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