Book Review for A Solitude of Wolverines by Alice Henderson
This is the first book in an interesting new series featuring biologist Alex Carter. She’s a passionate environmentalist, tasked with studying wolverines in a remote area of Montana. But there’s something sinister going on, as evidenced by pictures of an injured man from her camera set to photograph the wolverines.
I really enjoyed the cross between environmental book and learning about wolverines – fascinating – and the thriller aspect to the book. The author has clearly done a lot of research and is passionate in her views. And the descriptions of nature are beautiful.
There is an almost larger than life thriller aspect revolving around who the injured man is and the clues leading to something sinister going on around the Montana nature preserve that Alex has to get to the bottom of. This also sets us up for an exciting second installment, which I’d gladly read, having enjoyed this one.
There was some pacing issues for me and some things just bothered me. Like why would a woman who is a researcher and being funded go out into the wilderness on her own without a satellite phone? But maybe that’s just me.
Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for the review copy.