Mortal Fall

Mortal Fall book coverA wildlife biologist’s body is found at the base of a ravine. A rookie investigator is on the case, and nothing—least of all the gorgeously terrifying wilderness surrounding him— is willing to give up the truth. Welcome to Glacier.                               

Glacier National Park police officer Monty Harris knows that each summer at least one person—be it a reckless, arrogant climber or a distracted hiker—will meet tragedy in the park. But Paul “Wolfie” Sedgewick’s fatal fall from the sheer cliffs near Going-To-the-Sun Road is incomprehensible. Wolfie was an experienced and highly regarded wildlife biologist who knew all too well the perils that Glacier’s treacherous terrain presents—and how to avoid them.

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Reviews of Mortal Fall:

“If Mortal Fall were just a beautifully written, sharp-eyed procedural, that would be reason enough to read it. But Christine Carbo offers so much more in this fine second novel. It’s a study of flawed, compelling characters and the ghosts that haunt them. It’s also a fascinating look at the relationship of humans with the too-rapidly changing landscape of Glacier Park. And finally, it’s the tragic story of the forces that can shatter a family. This novel works on so many levels, all of them masterfully crafted.”  – William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of Windigo Island

“Mortal Fall is a terrific read. With a masterful hand, Christine Carbo guides her readers through an intriguing mystery full of complex relationships and smartly-developed characters. Her rich descriptions immerse you in the grandeur of Glacier National Park as this riveting story unfolds. Christine Carbo should be a part of every mystery-lover’s personal library.” – Allen Eskins, award-winning author of THE LIFE WE BURY AND THE GUISE OF ANOTHER

“Carbo brings subtlety and sensitivity to the smallest of moments… those willing to soak up the character-driven context will find much to enjoy here.” –Booklist

“Compulsively readable.”  – Publishers Weekly

“The descriptions of Glacier Park are powerful, but the real strength of Mortal Fall is its well-drawn characters…. this book [was] more and more engaging as it moved along a dark and dangerous path to a surprise conclusion.” –Mystery Scene Magazine