Force of Nature

Five women go on a hike. Only four return. Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry, asks: How well do you really know the people you work with?

When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path.

But one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.

Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. In an investigation that takes him deep into isolated forest, Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, suspicion, and betrayal among the hikers. But did that lead to murder?

My Review

I was very intrigued by the premise of this book. I could not wait to dig into this book and find out what happened to the missing woman. Yet, my excitement was very short lived. After the prologue, I did not find anything intriguing or exciting about the story or the characters. In fact, the other women were unlikable. Don't know if this was intentional but it did not help this book. Therefore, I was turned off by the other characters. Then the storyline itself was dry. So the mixture of these two elements did not work well together. However, I wanted to know what happened, so I skimmed along as well as jumped ahead in this book until I got to the reveal. There was no big "uh ha" moment. Other readers have said the author's first book, The Dry is really good, so I might give it a try. Otherwise, just based on this book, I don't want to read another from this author.  


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