Title: The Wolf Road
Author: Beth Lewis
Blurb: A debut literary thriller from an incredible new voice. What do you do when the man who gave you everything turns out to be a killer?
Everything Elka knows of the world she learned from the man she calls Trapper, the solitary hunter who took her under his wing when she was just seven years old.
But when Elka sees the Wanted poster in town, her simple existence is shattered. Her Trapper – Kreagar Hallet – is wanted for murder. Even worse, Magistrate Lyon is hot on his trail, and she wants to talk to Elka.
Elka flees into the vast wilderness, determined to find her true parents. But Lyon is never far behind – and she’s not the only one following Elka’s every move. There will be a reckoning, one that will push friendships to the limit and force Elka to confront the dark memories of her past
The Wolf Road was a very adventurous book for me. I love Elka’s dark path to freedom entwined with her past.
- Elka’s world turns upside down when she finds out her guardian, The Trapper is actually a murderer. And he’d been feeding her human guts all this time. Now she is running away from him, and the detective who is hunting her, and Trapper. She must find her parents who were said to make a fortune up in the north. Now she is escaping her death from the hands of Trapper, the woods, and Lyon (the detective)
- The plot in this story was very dark, and thrilling at the same time. There was major plot twists that I didn’t see coming. I love how everything seems to go wrong for Elka, but instead of boring me to death with all these new adventures, I actually found this really fun! Almost at the end of chapter, there is this certain way the way author end the chapter, that makes you want to jeep on going.
- My favorite character in here was probably Elka. She is so determined, and is very tough. Not to mention ruthless when it comes to killing. If any man tries to touch her, they get thrown in the water (she actually did that). And I love how she cares for her friend Penelope, and Wolf. Her ability to deal with every problem that comes in her way is very admirable.
- Penelope – Penelope was a character that grew throughout the book. She was a prissy type of girl, but she grew to embrace the hard-working life.
- It was told in a southern accent, which just added more character to the book. The writing structure wasn’t rocky, and flowed smoothly.
4.5 rounded down to a 4.
FTC DISCALAMER: I recieved a copy from Blogging For Books in exchange for a honest review