The Wolf Road
Author: Beth Lewis
Publication Date: July 5th, 2016
Synopsis: ELKA BARELY REMEMBERS a time before she knew Trapper. She was just seven years old, wandering lost and hungry in the wilderness, when the solitary hunter took her in. In the years since then, he’s taught her how to survive in this desolate land where civilization has been destroyed and men are at the mercy of the elements and each other.
But the man Elka thought she knew has been harboring a terrible secret. He’s a killer. A monster. And now that Elka knows the truth, she may be his next victim.
Armed with nothing but her knife and the hard lessons Trapper’s drilled into her, Elka flees into the frozen north in search of her real parents. But judging by the trail of blood dogging her footsteps, she hasn’t left Trapper behind—and he won’t be letting his little girl go without a fight. If she’s going to survive, Elka will have to turn and confront not just him, but the truth about the dark road she’s been set on.
The Wolf Road is an intimate cat-and-mouse tale of revenge and redemption, played out against a vast, unforgiving landscape—told by an indomitable young heroine fighting to escape her past and rejoin humanity.
The Wolf Road isn’t really my usual genre, but ever since I had read about it, it has been a book that I knew I had to read. I waited for it to come out for quite a few months, and when I had the chance to request it via Blogging for Books, I didn’t waste any time!
The Wolf Road was a really great thriller that began with a little girl who was only seven years old at the time meeting Trapper, a man she believed was nice and would take care of her. Since all of civilization has been destroyed, it is really difficult for the main character to take care of herself…she’s only a small child and needs someone to trust to help her through the desolation that is the landscape around them.
Unfortunately, as she gets older, she realizes that Trapper, the man who she relied on, isn’t a very good man at all – in fact, he’s a cold blooded killer who has been taking lives for years, and when Elka finds out about it, she fears for her life – what if he comes to murder her next? So she spends the remainder of the book trying her hardest to stay away from him and save her life…unfortunately, Trapper isn’t a man who is willing to let go what he believes is his, and he hunts her down to try and get her back – or worse.
I love a good thriller, and this definitely fits the bill. It’s a creepy, post-apocalyptic roller coaster of terror that I simply couldn’t put down from the moment I began reading it until I had finished the last page. It left me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
The author’s writing it eerie – she definitely has a talent for writing in this genre and making it seem believable and realistic. The entire book was like a mind-game and it was psychologically chilling to the point where I had to stop from time to time to remind myself that it was only a book – not real life. That’s exactly how wonderful of writing graces these pages.
If you like thrillers, I have to recommend this one!
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.