Top positive review
Takes the series in a new direction
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2019
“I’m always scared that I’m going to get hurt, even when nobody wants to hurt me. Which is why I reject people hard, first. I’m trying not to do that anymore. I fell in love with Dahlia; she makes my heart race and makes me want to cry inside when we’re separated, and that’s what love is, right?”*
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Gwen Proctor is back in the public eye as the relative of one of her husband’s victims renews her efforts to seek revenge via media and internet smear campaigns. Their goal is to continue to paint Gwen as a partner in her husband’s murder spree, when in reality, she was also a victim of his lies and manipulation, and nearly killed at his hand. All Gwen wants to do is to raise her kids, Lanny and Conner, in peace, but the public wants them all to pay dearly for their imagined crimes.
A phone call seeking help provides the perfect excuse for the Proctor family to flee their problems, however, nosing into the case of a young girl accused of killing her mother in cold blood brings more trouble for Gwen and puts a new target on her back. Meanwhile, she discovers a secret that could rupture her relationship with Sam. Not only does she need to protect the lives of herself and her kids, she also must protect her heart.
WOLFHUNTER RIVER is told through the points of view of Gwen, Sam, and Gwen’s children, which provides each of their unique perspectives. There is no shortage of action in this installment due to the enormous number of people setting their sights, literally and figuratively, on Gwen and her loved ones. I believed this series was originally set to be a trilogy, but a fourth book, BITTER FALLS, is in the works, and WOLFHUNTER RIVER provides a great set up to take the series in a new direction. Each book in the series stands on its own and delves deep into the hearts of the characters as well as providing an engaging plot. Watching Lanny and Conner develop and grow into their own people is a treat. I look forward to continuing the journey with this great series.
Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for the opportunity to experience this book in advance of its release.
*Please note that my review is based on uncorrected text.