Hatchet Island by Paul Doiron

Hatchet Island by Paul Doiron

⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟 Hatchet Island is a great addition to the series, but it would be enjoyable as a standalone as well. The main character, Maine game warden investigator Mike Bowditch, stops on a sea kayaking trip at a research station on an island sanctuary for endangered...
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟 Beautiful story construct, with detailed character development that demands emotional investment. You cannot refrain from feeling sympathy for the little girl from the marshes. You cannot help but feeling protective of her, angry when she is scorned by the...
Outside by Ragnar Jónasson

Outside by Ragnar Jónasson

⭐⭐⭐ An interesting group of old friends gets together for a trip to middle-of-nowhere Icelandic highlands, but the weather turns, stranding them together with their secrets and lies. The setting descriptions are great, making the sudden snowstorm eerie and...
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟 Fabulous historical fiction about the 1989 revolution in Romania against a communist dictatorship, and what life was like in Romania before the revolution due to Nicolae Ceaușescu’s brutal rule. Highly recommend for young adults or...