Having just finished watching ‘murder in the outback’ the infamous Falconio and Lees story that seems to be repeatedly back in the spotlight, I was slightly freaked when I read the blurb for Wilderness.
Needless to say it is, fortunately, a completely different story yet still one which highlights the vastness and ‘risk’ of these large countries.
Assuming you’ve a mind for murder, that is.
Liv and Will are on a somewhat ‘once in a lifetime’ (for someone like me anyway) kind of a trip that is planned to heal their relationship. Will has recently admitted to having an affair and Liv has set him some ‘challenges’ in order to prove that he loves her and is with her for the right reasons.
Right from the start of the book you get an inkling that Liv might have a few skeletons in her closet and there are lots of teasers surrounding this to start you thinking in the right direction.
I don’t want to write any spoilers, so I won’t, and there is not a lot more I can say without ruining the story for you.
I find Wilderness to be a really satisfying read, the last part of the book had me pinned to the sofa as I just had to keep reading to see how it would all end – and who would make it to the end…
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Blurb: A dream road trip turned dark nightmare.
Two weeks, 1,500 miles and three opportunities for her husband to save his own life.
It isn’t about his survival – it’s about hers.
Shattered by the discovery of her husband’s affair, Liv knows they need to leave the chaos of New York to try and save their marriage. Maybe the road trip they’d always planned, exploring America’s national parks – just the two of them – would help heal the wounds.
But what Liv hasn’t told her husband is that she has set him three challenges on their trip – three opportunities to prove he’s really sorry and worthy of her forgiveness.
If he fails? Well, it’s dangerous out there. There are so many ways to die in the wilderness; accidents happen all the time.
And if it’s easy to die, then it’s also easy to kill.
About B.E. Jones:
Beverley Jones was born in the Rhondda Valleys, South Wales, and started her ‘life of crime’ as a reporter on The Western Mail before moving into TV news with BBC Wales Today.
She covered all aspects of crime reporting before switching sides as a press officer for South Wales police, dealing with the media in criminal investigations, security operations and emergency planning.
Now a freelance writer she channels these experiences of ‘true crime,’ and the murkier side of human nature, into her dark, psychological thrillers set in and around South Wales.
Wilderness, her sixth crime novel follows the release of Halfway by Little Brown in 2018.
Bev’s previous releases, Where She Went, The Lies You Tell, Make Him Pay and Fear The Dark are also available from Little Brown as e books.