I was already in love with the series when I read this first book. I do believe this book would have left me looking forward to the next in the series however.
When I listen to an audio bookI want it to be a doorway from my world to the world of the book. This book was such a doorway, Therefore It can get no less than a five because I went to that world.
I enjoyed this book. I just finished listening to the Walt Llongmire series, so it was a hard act to follow, but it did a good job. I think if it had a little more humour in it. It would have been better!
A refreshing change of pace from the usual murders in the city. Love the descriptive narration. The narrator brought the characters to life. Can hardly wait to read the next book in the series.
Who knew there was so much violence in such a rural place!
New guy in town. New family. New friends and school. Hard to fit in.
The new game warden gets caught up in an intrigue of EPA, animal protection, development, progress and prospects of better than subsistence living for some in the town. He is just trying to do his job, to do the right thing. When he is told to forget about it, and just move on, he knows something isn't right, but then he has to buck all the old hands and the cliques they are in.
This is an enjoyable story and the start of long series that will see the warden's children grow up, the warden's position in town improve, and the town change. It is well-written and realistic.
I was confused at one point since many efforts were made to point out how the warden was such a lousy shot, but at the end he saves the day by actually being a crack shot. Maybe it was a hand gun/ shotgun difference, but I thought it didn't work.
That said, I will still read the rest of the series. The people are real and authentic, and I like the warden, and I like his family. The town has honest folk as well as trash, and the situations are real, although you can see the political timeliness of the plots.
This is a great book! I loved the character of Joe Pickett and the plot really kept me guessing and interested. This story worked on all levels. The mystery, the family sub-plot and the Wyoming setting were all terrific. I highly recomend it. I can't wait to get the next book in the series.