A Solitude of Wolverines is an environmental thriller set on a nature preserve. So, I obviously didn’t have to think twice before deciding to read it!
Looking to escape from city life, wildlife biologist Alex Carter takes a post in snowy, rural Montana researching wolverines on a nature preserve. But the locals are far from welcoming – and soon, she realizes she’s in serious danger.
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A Solitude of Wolverines by Alice Henderson: My Thoughts
A Solitude of Wolverines is a thriller with a slight creep factor and environmental undertones.
Y’all know I love a good survival/nature story, and this totally fit the bill. An isolated snowy mountaintop, hiking and camping in a nature preserve while researching wolverines – I mean, this was seriously my jam. I loved learning about wolverines and how they live in their natural habitat.
I loved the main character, Alex. She’s quiet, but she’s also a badass heroine who stands up for what she believes in. And while this is not a horror, I was excited to see the references to The Shining (by Stephen King), and the old, creepy abandoned hotel setting.
The dialogue did feel a little weird occasionally. At times, it didn’t feel like actual people talking to each other. Certain words were used that seemed off for a 30-something year old character (like “fellow” and “say!”). But it didn’t stop me from enjoying this story!
Overall, I loved the atmosphere, mystery, and characters, and I’m so glad this is the first book in a future series. I can’t wait for the next one!
Rating: 4.5 (out of 5) stars
Publication date: October 27th, 2020
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