With his family caught in the crosshairs of a group of brutal killers, detective Cork OConnor must solve the murder of a young girl in the latest installment of William Kent Kruegers unforgettable New York Times bestselling series.
During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm.
Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover an old trappers cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl. She wasnt killed by the storm, however; shed been bound and tortured before she died. Whimpering sounds coming from outside the cabin lead them to a tangle of branches toppled by the vicious winds. Underneath the debris, they find a baby boy, hungry and dehydrated, but still very much alive. Powerful forces intent on securing the child pursue them to the isolated Northwest Angle, where its impossible to tell who among the residents is in league with the devil. Cork understands that to save his family he must solve the puzzle of this mysterious child whom death follows like a shadow.
"Starred Review. Superb...Krueger never writes the same book twice as each installment finds him delving deeper into Cork's psyche." - Publishers Weekly
"Part adventure, part mystery, and all knockout thriller...Catch-your breath suspense throughout." - Booklist
"Starred Review. Mystery readers, especially Krueger followers, will appreciate this fascinating adventure interwoven with folklore. Krueger builds upon previous series titles to develop his characters and plotlines creatively and thoughtfully." - Library Journal
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Rated of 5
Gripping and makes you think
This is the only book I have read by this author. I found it very interesting and raced through it -- so it held my interest. But then as I thought more about it, I found what I considered to be a major plot "hole" that bothered me in retrospect. It's a good read but I don't know that I will re-read it, as I often do with favorites
William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of a dozen Cork O'Connor novels, including Northwest Angle and Trickster's Point, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family.
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