These Silent Woods

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“The thing about grace is that you don’t deserve it. You can’t earn it. You can only accept it. Or not.”

In this breathtaking novel, we encounter Cooper, a single father, who lives in a remote cabin deep in the Appalachian mountains with his eight-year-old daughter, Finch. Cooper desperately wants to protect his daughter from his past, but she is asking more questions and wanting more freedom than he is willing to allow. Once a year, his friend Jake brings him supplies, but what if Jake doesn’t show up? When that day comes, are they ready for the events that follow?

The tension is palpable in this story from the very beginning. It is a poignant and haunting story of a man whose love for his daughter knows no bounds. Any parent would empathize with Cooper, and this tale definitely tugs at the heartstrings. It is not a fast-paced thriller but more of a slow intense burn that keeps you glued to the pages. There is a great twist at the end that I really enjoyed, and I also loved the prologue. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys atmospheric thrillers.

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Author Kimi Cunningham Grant
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 278 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Publish Date 26-Oct-2021
ISBN 9781250793393 Buy this Book
Issue December 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller