The Last Woman in the Forest

img_0754The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets was offered as a review opportunity by Penguin Publishing and the First to Read program. Choosing this book to review was out of my comfort zone as I usually chose historical fiction or rom-coms. I’m glad I did venture out though because this was an unexpected joy.

The suspense, both fear of the next move and psychological were just enough to keep me guessing but also providing a fun read right before Halloween. The Last Woman in the Forest was very well written and although the author left hints of the ending, there was enough suspense to keep the reader engaged and in the dark so to speak.

Marian is working as a rescue dog handler collected animal data in remote areas but she loves it and feels this work is her calling. Marian also discovers love while in the forest in her mentor and trainer, Tate. But is love all it seems to be and is Tate who she thinks he is?

Prior to Marian’s arrival in this area there were several murders of women. These murders were investigated by a profiler named Nick and when Marian starts to question if she could be related to the murders and if a man she thought she knew could also be related she found her way to Nick who helped her reopen the unsolved case and eventually close it.

I gave this read three stars on Goodreads . I found the plot to be consistent but I was hoping for more finality to the Nick character and I found a few areas a little on the slow side. Overall though I really enjoyed this book and have recommended to several people that I know enjoy this genre.

I was given a pre-release copy in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to leave a positive review.

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