Sunday, February 7, 2016

Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets

by:  Diane Les Becquets
published by:  Berkley
publish date:  February 9, 2016

It is the last weekend of the season for Amy Raye Latour to get away. Driven to spend days alone in the wilderness, Amy Raye, mother of two, is compelled by the quiet and the rush of nature. But this time, her venture into a remote area presents a different set of dangers than Amy Raye has planned for and she finds herself on the verge of the precarious edge that she’s flirted with her entire life.
When Amy Raye doesn’t return to camp, ranger Pru Hathaway and her dog respond to the missing person’s call. After an unexpected snowfall and few leads, the operation turns into a search and recovery. Pru, though, is not resigned to that. The more she learns about the woman for whom she is searching, and about Amy Raye’s past, the more she suspects that Amy Raye might yet be alive. Pru’s own search becomes an obsession for a woman whose life is just as mysterious as the clues she has left behind.

I say it here often:  I love survival stories.  This was a great one!

Amy Raye is a hunter.  She leaves her hunting party to go on a solo hunt and she doesn't return.  As Amy Raye's story unfolds what may have happened becomes less obvious.  Her marriage was in trouble.  She was having an affair with one of the members of the hunting party.  Pru Hathaway has to deal with all these questions as she is out in the treacherous weather looking for Amy.

Breaking Wild is told from alternating view points.  Pru and Amy both tell their stories throughout the book.  Both are remarkable women.  They will leave you anticipating what will happen next.

This is an excellent book to read while it's still cold outside!  It's very atmospheric.  I highly recommend it!

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