The Tenderness of Wolves
by Stef Penney
From The Jacket:A brilliant and breathtaking debut that captivated readers and garnered critical acclaim in the United Kingdom, The Tenderness of Wolves was long listed for the Orange Prize in fiction and won the Costa Award formerly the Whitbread Book of the Year. The year is 1867. Winter has just tightened its grip on Dove River, a tiny isolated settlement in the Northern Territory, when a man is brutally murdered. Laurent Jammett had been a voyageur for the Hudson Bay Company before an accident lamed him four years earlier. The same accident afforded him the little parcel of land in Dove River, land that the locals called unlucky due to the untimely death of the previous owner.
I did not think I would like this as I don’t usually like murder mysteries but my book club chose it. I was favorably surprised. I would probably give it 4 stars except it was sometimes confusing to keep track of everyone. Great descriptions of a cold Canadian winter in 1867 and characters I could relate to. A page turner.
by-Beth 2009/12/13, 03:43 PM
The main plot is excellent with lots of intrigue. Not a good beach read however as the book has a little too much going on at times and too many characters. Overall a great mystery that keeps you turning pages. I couldn't put it down at times.
by-PBR 2009/04/12, 09:40 AM

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