This is a tale of survival – both of the elements in the wild and of life in general. Told through the eyes of two tough women, this story is mainly about Amy Rae, a hunter (in more than one sense of the term) who goes missing when conditions turn bad. Injured, lost, and soon presumed dead, Amy Rae struggles to survive while also struggling with her dark past. A damaged character, at times her pain radiates off the pages, but it is that very pain that fuels her will to survive.
The other narrator is Pru, one of the officials called in on the initial search for Amy Rae. The more Pru gets to know about Amy Rae, the more she feels the need to discover what has happened to the missing woman, if only to provide her family with some closure. The more the reader gets to know about Pru, the more apparent it becomes that there are many parallels between the two independent women, although they have chosen different ways to handle their pain.
This is the first adult novel by author Diane Les Becquets. The writing is lovely, the story engaging, and the pacing suspenseful. Quite honestly, I didn’t know how the story would end until I finished reading. There were a few loose ends that I would have liked tied up – such as what became of certain characters, but I see this as a good thing. Too often lately I’ve found that I don’t care enough about the characters I’ve been reading to give them a second thought after I’ve closed the book. Les Becquets is definitely an author to watch. 5 stars.
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