Friday, June 17, 2016

The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

This is definitely a horror story.  She's seven when this man takes her in and raises her.  Her mother and father left her with her Nana and she couldn't find her Nana.  Now she lives with the trapper and learns to survive in the woods.  She can trap, shoot, clean and make jerky just like he can.  She knows how to make a fire and how to protect herself from the animals.  But she doesn't realize she's living with the biggest monster in the woods.

Crown and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you). It will be published July 5th.

If you like deadly dark stories, you'll really enjoy this read.  It was almost too much for me.  I like having at least a spark of hope at the end of an ugly tale and this is pretty much ugly all the way through.  It was fascinating enough to keep me reading because the author portrayed the girl as having memories locked away and she made friends with a wolf cub.  The wolf actually became her savior but she didn't realize it at the time.

When she runs to get away from the magistrate and the man who did the awful things, she thought she could start a new life and find her parents.  He followed her...

The story is full of trauma and death.  The girl is naive and gets taken advantage of but she manages to get away.  No matter how far she runs, he follows.  The final showdown is ugly.  The worst part is that you can't get away from yourself...

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