The Wolf Road
A debut literary thriller from an incredible new voice. What do you do when the man who gave you everything turns out to be a killer?
Everything Elka knows of the world she learned from the man she calls Trapper, the solitary hunter who took her under his wing when she was just seven years old.
But when Elka sees the Wanted poster in town, her simple existence is shattered. Her Trapper – Kreagar Hallet – is wanted for murder. Even worse, Magistrate Lyon is hot on his trail, and she wants to talk to Elka.
Elka flees into the vast wilderness, determined to find her true parents. But Lyon is never far behind – and she’s not the only one following Elka’s every move. There will be a reckoning, one that will push friendships to the limit and force Elka to confront the dark memories of her past.
This book does not read like a debut novel, it reads like a seasoned professional. Instantly I was transported into this world that Ms. Lewis built. Picture the wilderness from the movie, The Revenant. In addition, the characters felt like real people than just characters in a story. It was like I was watching a movie play out within the pages of this book from beginning to end. I like Elka's name. It is different and unique. The meaning behind her name was cool, even if it was given to her by a serial killer. Speaking of Elka's father, I could see why she felt in a way so strongly in the beginning about protecting him as he really was the only father figure she knew.
Although the murders are mentioned that is really all that is to the murders. Not a ton of blood or gore, so for those who can't handle lots of gore this is a good thing. I was cheering for Elka the whole way through. She proved that she is a fighter with every situation she endured. I am looking forward to reading the next book by Ms. Lewis.