Friday, August 26, 2011

Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger

In this newest installment of the Cork O'Connor novels, William Kent Krueger has raised his own bar. It begins with a famil vacation oon the remote Lake in the Woods, but a storm sweeps through. Cork and his daughter Jenny end up on an island, separated from the others they were vacationing with.

On this island, Cork and Jenny stumble upon an old cabin with a murdered young woman within. She wasn't killed by the storm, but has been bound, tortured and shot in the head. Further investigation on the island reveals a baby, hungry and alive.

Cork and Jenny want to find out who killed the girl, who the baby belongs to and find the rest of their separated party. After re-connecting with their family and friends, Cork visits the Chief of the Ojibwe for some help and is directed toward Northwest Angle, an isolated and hidden area where children used to paint during the war. There, the killer and Cork come head to head in an explosive conclusion. A thrilling story of family and secrets, Northwest Angle is a page-turning realistic read that I highly recommend to any mystery/thriller reader. I look forward to the next novel by William Kent Krueger - it will be hard to top this one!

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