In Wilderness by Diane Thomas
Book Review: 5 out of 5 star rating
This is such a beauty of a book. I finished it a couple of days ago and haven’t even wanted to pick up another book yet as I wanted to stay with the thoughts of this book for a while. This may well be my favorite book of the year so far and I consider it a strong 5-star book.
Two lonely souls, Katherine and Danny, are each trying to heal from their individual hardships of life in this beautiful wilderness. The author does such a masterful job of bringing these two people to life and digs down deep into their hearts and minds. I was brought to tears throughout this story and was touched so often by the author’s words. Her descriptions of the wilderness are pure poetry. The suspense is intense and the storyline is very unpredictable. The ending literally took my breath away.
It’s not a fast paced, action filled book but rather one that you can immerse yourself in. Slow and thought provoking, it will pull you in and not let go.
I loved too, all the references made to “The Great Gatsby” by Danny. He related to Gatsby and thought of the old derelict mansion where he lived and was attempting to fix up as Gatsby’s house. He could envision all of the wild parties and lovely flappers who had danced the night away there once upon a time. Nice touch by the author.
I read that the author worked on this book for 30 years. I do hope that her next book will be written much quicker as I would love to read more of her work. She does have a previous book, the plot of which didn’t sound as appealing to me but I will give it a try as her writing style is superb.
A beautifully written story of love, obsession, desire, tragedy and madness, which is most highly recommended. Don’t miss this haunting tale. It’s truly unforgettable.
I won this book in a LibraryThing giveaway