In 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.
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
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Author: Christine Carbo
Christine Carbo is a teacher and writer living in Whitefish, Montana with her husband, Jamie, their three kids, one dog and one cat. Her love of Glacier National Park inspired her first novel, The Wild Inside, which was published in early 2015 by Atria Books / Simon and Schuster.