Goodreads: Logan travels to an isolated writers’ retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack–and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves. As Logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he’s up against something he has never seen before.
I started this book this afternoon around 1:30 p.m. at work and finished it a few minutes ago. It kept moving and kept me guessing as the body count kept piling up. Child sends you so far into the deep woods that I was wondering if I’d need a compass to get back. Definitely had me looking up to check my surroundings a couple of times.
The pages flew by and then I reached the end. Believe me, I was disappointed to see it end. One of Child’s best, I’d say although “Terminal Freeze” will always be one of my favorites.
This was a great turn for Logan – I hope Child stays more with this line of supernatural in his future books. After his last one, I debated buying this one for fear I’d be disappointed – but I’m not unhappy with my purchase at all and can see myself re-reading it in the future.
I give the book an A+ – thanks Lincoln Child for great read!