In The Dark~ A Review

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Never before have I read a book this unexpected, this twisty, this…phenomenal.

Loreth Anne White has written a vivid and intense mystery that will both keep you guessing, and clamouring for more by the end. Every time I thought I knew who was manipulating the characters, I’d find out I was wrong. The clues are so well-placed that they hardly seem important until pages later. The plot is full-steam-ahead and never lets up until the end. You’re always kept guessing, always wondering, never sure of that next chilling step.
This is man vs man, man vs nature and man vs self at its very best.

The setting is so well developed, so real, that it becomes just as much a killing force as any of the human characters. The wilderness can kill you, make no mistake. ‘In The Dark’ points this out in bold and then underlines it in case you missed the lesson the first time.

This is a stunning novel, written by a brilliant author. I am a new fan now, and likely will be for years to come.
Thank you Loreth Anne White, for sacrificing family time to write this, for sharing your white-hot talent and for trusting ARC readers.
Thank you also to NetGalley and Montlake for the system by which I found a new favourite, in exchange for an honest review.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go find the rest of this ingenious author’s catalogue.

Snow Creek ~ A Review

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This was the first book I’d read by Gregg Olsen, and overall, I was very pleased with it. I love a book that builds slowly, and this one had questions galore! I was kept guessing all the way through. The cover makes a lot of sense by the end of the story. There were a couple of subplots happening while the main mystery was being investigated, which added to my enjoyment. All the characters were unique and stuck out for reasons all their own. Each of them was memorable, and everyone had a secret. Because that’s what we expect from mysteries.

The book had an underlying storyline that really had me guessing and tied up with a hefty wallop that I didn’t see coming. All I can say about it without giving anything away is WOW! The main plot also tied up with an ending I definitely did not see coming. So far, it was a very satisfying read. A five-star.
But…
(You saw that coming, right?)
But the book closed with one unresolved question, and for me, that took the rating down a star.
That being said, the book had amazing writing, wonderful worldbuilding and characters that must have been taken from real life they were so vivid and well-written.

I would absolutely read more by Gregg Olsen!

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.