Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Edge Of Wild by Danika Stone

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Book Information
Genre: Cozy mystery
Paperback329 pages
Expected publication: May 2016 by Stonehouse Publishing
ISBN13: 9780986649431

Synopsis: Transplanted from New York City to the tiny mountain town of Waterton, Alberta with the task of saving a floundering new hotel, Rich Evans is desperate to return to the city as soon as he can. The locals seem unusually hostile towards his efforts, or maybe even menacing, and was that a cougar on his doorstep last night? As Rich begins to wonder whether his predecessor disappeared of his own accord, he finds himself strongly drawn to Louise Newman, the garage mechanic who is fixing his suddenly unreliable BMW, and the only person in Waterton who doesn’t seem desperate to run him out of town. As Rich works on the hotel, the town is torn apart by a series of gruesome, unsolved murders. With Louise as his only ally in a town that seems set against him, Rich can’t help but wonder: will he be the next victim?

Review: This is one of the few cozy mysteries I've read where the main character is a male, and I wasn't sure whether I would like that or not. After the first couple of chapters, I had no more doubts, however. Danika drew me into the setting and the story, and I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. 

The characters are great. The relationship between Rich and Louise has such a future, and I can't wait to see where it will go from here. They are such different people, there is room for complications, but I hope that, in the end, they will wind up as a committed couple.

The mystery is very well presented, and leaves the reader guessing till the reveal comes. There are secrets everywhere, and you never know what Rich will discover next.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Four stars

About the author
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Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both adults (The Intaglio Series, Edge of Wild and Ctrl Z) and teens (Icarus, and All the Feels). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.

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