The Last Woman in the Forest

The Last Woman in the Forest

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"On a conservation study in northern Alberta, field technician Marian Engström found her true calling: training rescue dogs to help track endangered or threatened wildlife. Under the tutelage of experienced handler, Tate Mathias, Marian felt her future opening up before her... But after Tate is killed in a bear attack, Marian finds herself questioning the man she thought she loved. Growing inconsistencies start to surface, linking Tate to the murders of four women over six years. Working with a retired forensic profiler who was never able to close the cases, Marian relives her every moment with Tate, desperately hoping to clear his name. And as she circles ever closer to the truth, evil stalks her every move... From the breathtaking Rocky Mountains to the vast deserts of Utah to the lush rainforests of the northwest, The Last Woman in the Forest chronicles the experiences of a woman whose faith in the nature of man is about to be tested"--
Publisher: New York, New York : Berkley, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780399587047
Characteristics: 340 pages ;,24 cm.

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justahunch
Feb 22, 2020

A book in which the most riveting thing is the Author's Notes. It is a book that will certainly hold your interest, but some of it is oh so obvious at times with some pedestrian writing and some occasional cornball dialogue. It was so obvious that I kept waiting to be proven wrong with a great surprise, but that never came. The laborious ending reminded me of the end of the otherwise great film, Psycho, in which the motivations and circumstances of preceding events are explained to us. I was glad when I was finished, but if you read it, take a look at the Author's Notes first. It may make the book more interesting. Maybe. This is an old fashioned whodunit, so I would imagine that some will enjoy this.

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ownedbydoxies
Jun 17, 2019

Really hard to put this one down! A young woman falls in love with her job and with a man whom she works with, but there are signs, questions, uncertainties.... and how the author uses these signs sparingly, how she gets into the heads of her various characters (the main woman, the victims, the man who had been working the cases for years) is amazingly well done.

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egress
Jun 09, 2019

Like a hike-this story moves along and you can see where it is headed-which did not dim my enjoyment reading it. The real twist for me was the authors note at the end of the story. (Promise you won’t skip ahead and read it.) I enjoyed that this book featured realistic female characters who are resourceful, independent and caring. More please.

ReadingAdviser_leni May 20, 2019

A lot of the authors personal experiences made it into this books, and it was easy to tell, as it came across earnestly. When I first started the book, I was not sure that I would continue through to the end. Especially since I do not particularly enjoy flipping back and forth in time. However, I really enjoyed the author’s writing style. While covering many big issues, I felt somewhat removed from what was happening in the story. Almost as though it was written by someone with a lack of empathy (which is definitely not the case).

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LJAdrian
Apr 26, 2019

Excellent book; unusual story, but well worth the read.

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springclouds
Mar 29, 2019

Don't waste your time. Poorly written attempt at a thriller. Worse, poorly researched when it comes to the Alberta setting. No wonder some reviewers thought that the book was set in the Rockies when it is supposed to be set somewhere in the "oil sands" where moose, caribou and wolves live. She would have done better to have set the whole book in the States. Then I would have given it one star.

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