Book Review: Edge of Wild by Danika Stone

27851112Title: Edge of Wild

Author: Danika Stone

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Publication Date: May 1, 2016



About the Book

Transplanted from New York City to the tiny mountain town of Waterton, Alberta with the task of saving a floundering new hotel, Rich Evans is desperate to return to the city as soon as he can. The locals seem unusually hostile towards his efforts, or maybe even menacing, and was that a cougar on his door-step last night? As Rich begins to wonder whether his predecessor disappeared of his own accord, he finds himself strongly drawn to Louise Newman, the garage mechanic who is fixing his suddenly unreliable BMW, and the only person in Waterton who doesn’t seem desperate to run him out of town. As Rich works on the hotel, the town is torn apart by a series of gruesome, unsolved murders. With Louise as his only ally in a town that seems set against him, Rich can’t help but wonder: will he be the next victim?

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My Review

I received a free copy of the ebook from the author for an honest review.

Rich Evans has been sent to Waterton, a small town in the mountains. He is taking over a hotel after the last manager disappeared and Rich finds a mess. It’s so bad that there are times he just wants to give up. And once he takes care of one problem, something else happens. The only thing that keeps him in town, other than the fact that he doesn’t like to give up, is Lou, a local mechanic who he falls for pretty quickly.

I like Danika Stone’s writing style. Her characters are complex and well developed. It is easy to like Lou, a strong and independent woman who knows that she belongs in Waterton and likes her life just as it is…but she’s open to change. Even though I enjoyed the growing relationship between her and Rich, he is a bit too whiny for me, but she just takes it in stride. There are several delightful small town characters who, of course, know everything about everyone and many of them have big secrets.

I definitely recommend Edge of Wild. It’s suspenseful and it has some interesting twists.


About the Author

Karin4D.K. Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, she now writes novels for both adults (Edge of Wild, The Intaglio Series, and Ctrl Z) and teens (All the Feels). When not writing, Ms. Stone can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. 

She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.
Ms. Stone is represented by Morty Mint of Mint Literary Agency.