In the Barrens, a vast wilderness in northern Canada bordering the Arctic Circle, night consumes every hour of the winter. Humans are scarce; ferocious predators roam freely. Locals say spirits do, too.
Rookie cop Tana Larsson doesn't mind the dark and quiet. Five months pregnant and hoping to escape the mistakes of her past, she takes a post in Twin Rivers, population 320. Maybe here she can find peace and community for her child.
But with her superior out of commission, Tana becomes the sole police officer in 17,500 square miles. One bitter night, she gets a call about the fatal wolf mauling of two students, and the only way to reach the remote scene is to enlist the help of the arrogant, irritatingly handsome Cameron "Crash" O'Halloran, a local bush pilot with a shady reputation for smuggling and a past cloaked in shadow.
When the macabre scene they uncover suggests violence much more sinister than animal, Tana must trust Crash if she wants to protect the town - and herself - from the evil that lurks in the frozen dark.
©2016 Loreth Beswetherick (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
This book was totally engrossing right from the start. I was annoyed with the performers voice at first then realized later on in the book that hers was the best voice for this character. I loved the storyline and the transformation of each character.
I have read the last 4 novels of Loreth Anne White in the last 2weeks . Loved them all . Amazing . Lessons of life , love , wildlife and the love of dogs !!!! Suspense at its best !
I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
The book provides a good setup for another adventure in the Canadian Northwest - kind of like Longmire in the snow, but not as sharply witty.
Like I said, for me the book was most interesting as a mystery in a unique society, the Dogrib people of the Canadian Northwest. I knew nothing about this particular world of native people and visited Wikipedia to find out more as I read.
The opening and much of the rest of the book is very very creepy, and mostly succeeds as a thriller. The end gets kinda drawn out and the author's romance novelist roots start to show, which is not my thing. This was a good enough read to make me want to revisit this unique setting and pretty good cast of characters again though.
As of this writing there are 89 4 and 5 star reviews and I have no idea how that came to be. Raj (a man) and Selena (a woman) sound just exactly alike, and there's no emotions, no nothing from Cara Gee. I can see this happening years ago when the narrator simply read the book, BUT this is 2016, time for narrators to know they have to sound like men and women both or they're not really narrators. I can't listen to this woman, it's no wonder she has only 2 books to her credit and the other book only has 1 review and she gave the narrator 3 stars, she's terrible. It doesn't matter if this is a free listen and free read if you can't stand the narration. If you want to listen to a great book by Loreth Anne White get The Slow Burn of Silence or In The Waning Light. You won't be disappointed with the narration. I left 3 stars for Overall and Story because I know it was probably a good book and I wanted to be fair to the author. Sorry, Ms. White.
Loved this book! Was worried I purchased a dud, but once I I made it to the 3rd chapter I was hooked! I'm hoping for another book to come out see see how Tana and Crash made out!
I love the setting of the story and cultural information of the locals. Some of her other book's storylines are a bit better. I was surprised by who the "villan" was, which is always great. And when I first starting listening it was almost as if the narrator had a lisp, inflection, or an accent I hadn't heard before. But within a few chapters I didn't even notice.
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