PUBLICATION DATE: March 5th, 2019
Thank you to the publisher Berkley for gifting me with an eARC copy of this book to read and share my review via NetGalley.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Marian Engström has found her true calling: working with rescue dogs to help protect endangered wildlife. Her first assignment takes her to northern Alberta, where she falls in love with her mentor, the daring and brilliant Tate. When they’re separated on another assignment, she’s shattered to learn of his tragic death. Before long, Marian discovers disturbing inconsistencies about Tate’s life, and begins to wonder if the man she loved could have been responsible for the unsolved murders of at least four women.
Hoping to clear Tate’s name, Marian reaches out to a retired forensic profiler who’s haunted by the open cases. But as Marian relives her relationship with Tate and circles ever closer to the truth, evil stalks her every move.…
Imagine falling in love only to find out that everything you have known, including the man you thought you knew, could all be one lie? Your world as you know it would be turned upside down, you would be devastated and you would search for answers in an attempt to learn the truth!
I enjoyed Marian’s character in this book and reading about her work and what she did for a living. It was interesting to read about her working with rescue dogs in Canada to help protect endangered wildlife, especially since I myself am from Canada! I cannot imagine working outside in the frigid cold on a regular basis like so many people do.
Marian was a very likeable character in this novel and I enjoyed reading about her character development. I couldn’t help but feel bad for her when she lost Tate in his tragic death, only to find out he possible lied to her about everything and who he was. Was Tate truly responsible for the deaths of those women? Was his plan to eventually murder Marian too, or was she different? I enjoyed reading about their relationship together, as well as when Marian was working with a retired forensic profiler in an attempt to find out the truth about the man she loved.
The Last Woman in the Forest was an addictive read that left me turning the pages to find out what would happen next in the story. I found myself wanting to learn the truth about Tate just as much as Marian did. There were plenty of shocking twists and turns in the book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and you immerself yourself in the book.
This was the first book that I have read by Diane Les Becquets and I was not disappointed. After reading this novel I am definitely interested in checking out her other novels.
MY RATING: 4/5 stars