Today I have a review of a book I group read, The Last Woman in the Forest, available today from Berkley!

About the Book:

From the national bestselling author of Breaking Wild, here is a riveting and powerful thriller about a woman whose greatest threat could be the man she loves.…

Marian Engström has found her true calling: working with rescue dogs to help protect endangered wildlife. Her first assignment takes her to northern Alberta, where she falls in love with her mentor, the daring and brilliant Tate. After they’re separated from each other on another assignment, Marian is shattered to learn of Tate’s tragic death. Worse still is the aftermath in which Marian discovers disturbing inconsistencies about Tate’s life, and begins to wonder if the man she loved could have been responsible for the unsolved murders of at least four women.

Hoping to clear Tate’s name, Marian reaches out to a retired forensic profiler who’s haunted by the open cases. But as Marian relives her relationship with Tate and circles ever closer to the truth, evil stalks her every move.…

My Thoughts:

Marian Engstrom is working with rescue dogs to protect wildlife. It’s her dream job, and she travels to northern Alberta only to fall in love with her mentor, Tate. 

Marian is on a different assignment, away from Tate, when she finds out about his tragic death. On top of that, things start falling into place that suggest Tate may have been responsible for murdering four women. 

Marian hires a forensic profiler to help prove Tate’s innocence and solve the murders, but as Marian gets closer to the truth, a darkness surrounds her. 

The Last Woman in the Forest is a slow builder with beautiful writing easily bringing to mind the majestic landscape. I found the twists surprising, the overall the plot was chilling, and the back and forth timeline only added to the suspense. Overall, I recommend this creepy, original, atmospheric thriller. 

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. 

Check out these reviews by the other Book Besties:

Berit at Audio Killed the Bookmark

Mackenzie at PhDiva

Have you read The Last Woman in the Forest, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR