Winter's End: A Mystery (Alaska Wild #4) (Hardcover)
The fourth installment in the gripping, atmospheric Alaska Wild series, Paige Shelton's Winter's End.
It’s springtime in Benedict, Alaska, and with the warmer weather comes an unseasonably somber local tradition...the annual Death Walk. At the end of each brutal winter, citizens gather downtown and then break into groups to search the community for those who might have somehow gotten stuck at home. Beth Rivers sets off with her friend Orin and dog Gus, toward the cabin of an elderly resident, intending to check on him.
When they reach the cabin, the old man is alive, but not in the best shape. Beth stays with him while Orin hurries to town for help, but it’s not Orin who returns. Gril comes back with shocking news, and it soon becomes clear that Orin has also vanished. When they discover that their friend has been doing some top-secret research, they start to worry he’s been exposed, or worse.
Meanwhile, Beth continues on her own search, for her father, who allegedly is alive in Mexico, but won't return her calls. Still, she's making progress in healing from her own trauma, though can't quite shake the feeling she's being followed...
"An excellent adventure tale set against the stunning backdrop of Alaska." —Kirkus
"Captivating...The rugged Alaska landscape lends atmosphere, and while this entry can be enjoyed as a standalone, there’s great pleasure in reading the series from the beginning and observing Beth, a wonderfully complex character, growing stronger and more confident with each book. Hopefully, she’ll have a long run."
"Meaty plot lines, combined with the beautifully described rugged setting and the crisp depiction of the characters' individualistic lifestyles, add up to a satisfying mystery." —Booklist
"Distinctive...descriptive and beautiful as always." —Library Journal
"Gripping." —National Examiner
Praise for Dark Night:
"Splendid....With the tension of the thriller and the clues of a whodunit....Shelton's talent sizzles."
—Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
"Atmospheric and dark...The isolated town of Benedict, with its eccentric characters, is the true star of this engrossing mystery." —Library Journal
"Twistier than a path through the dark Alaska woods....Suspicions shift and suspense builds in this novel of discovery, growth, relationship building and investigatory hijinks....Captivating." —Shelf Awareness
Praise for Thin Ice:
"[A] riveting story with an unusual setting and cast of characters." —Library Journal (Starred, Pick of the Month)
"A page-turner with an unusual location." —Kirkus
"Readers are left wondering up to the last exciting page what the answers are, and will eagerly await the second in this new Alaska mysteries series from the author of the Scottish Bookshop mysteries." —Booklist
"[With] murder, mayhem and heroics...[and] an intriguing cast of characters." —Anchorage Daily News
"Riveting. Suspenseful and intriguing...Shelton's fans are sure to enjoy this compelling departure from her typical writing style." —Shelf Awareness