A Sharp Solitude

A Sharp Solitude is Christine Carbo’s latest novel in an award-winning series which “paints a moving picture of complex, flawed people fighting to make their way in a wilderness where little is black or white” (Publishers Weekly).  

a-sharp-solitude-9781501156335_hrIn the darkening days of autumn, a woman’s body is found in the isolated terrain near Glacier National Park. The victim was a journalist who had been interviewing reclusive researcher Reeve Landon about his work for a program that trains dogs to track scientific data. Now Reeve is the prime suspect.

Without friends or family to turn to, Reeve seeks help from his ex, FBI agent, Ali Paige, the mother of his young daughter. Though Ali is not assigned the case, she is deeply invested, driven by the idea that if she can find out what really happened, she might save Emily from the trauma of losing her father.

Meanwhile, Reeve feels reckless and panicked. Assuming the worst possible outcome, he flees into the woods with his dog. As the evidence mounts against him, and Reeve’s resources dwindle, Ali isn’t sure how far she’ll go to find answers – and what if the truth is more than she can handle?

Propulsive and suspenseful, evoking the stark, breathtaking beauty of Glacier National Park, A Sharp Solitude shows that we can never outrun our demons, even in the vast, indomitable wild.

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Reviews of A Sharp Solitude:

Commanding and exquisitely rugged, Christine Carbo’s A SHARP SOLITUDE delivers a compelling portrait of two damaged souls running from the past. Brilliantly written in confident, flowing prose, A SHARP SOLITUDE is a paean to the unforgiving landscape of the Montana wilderness, lovingly painted in all its beautiful and savage glory. Carbo’s finest novel yet.” – James W. Ziskin, author of the Anthony- and Macavity-award winning Ellie Stone mystery series.

Enthralling…. A skillful storyteller, Carbo highlights how the crimes of the past can forever haunt both victims and perpetrators.” – Publishers Weekly

The stark and menacing atmosphere, combined with crisp writing and complex characters, make this a rewarding read.” – Booklist

“Carbo skillfully combines the tension and starkness of the wilderness with complex and layered characters.” – RT Book Review

Carbo introduces a new sleuth, plenty of angst, and a tight plot.” – Kirkus Review

“Highly recommended for readers who enjoy smart suspense with a breathtaking locale and richly developed characters.” – David Morrell, NYT best-selling author of First Blood (Rambo) reviewing for RoundUp Magazine

A Sharp Solitude is a finalist for the 2018 Barry Award.

Reviews of The Weight of Night:

“Stunning descriptions…. More… please.” – The New York Times

“Engrossing…. An intricate plot complements compelling characters.” – Publishers Weekly 

Carbo extols the beauty of her setting and provides sensitive character development. Monty (introduced in Mortal Fall, 2016) is already established as an appealing protagonist and pairing him with Gretchen produces a winning team.” – Booklist

“Tension comes from all sides…. Carbo creates a vivid setting and strong characters, as well as a stunning mystery. Fans of page-turning suspense will find this book impossible to put down.” – RT Book Reviews

“An intricate plot complements the compelling characters.” – The Bozeman Chronicle

Carbo leaves us with… two very real human beings finding their way in the world and still struggling with the weight of life and their pasts – and some crackling good questions that resonate down deep in our bones.” – President of Rocky Mountain chapter for Mystery Writers of America and Award-Winning Author Mark Stevens