Book: Once There Were Wolves
Author: Charlotte Mcconaghy
This is my 75th read for the year
This is the story of Inti Flynn. She and her sister have moved to Scotland to help a group of biologist reintroduce wolves into the Highlands. It is an ecological move, but the locals are less than happy about the threat wolves bring to their livestock and families. Inti has traveled with her twin sister, Aggie, who has lived through a terrible tragedy and has not spoke since. Inti hopes getting them both out of Alaska and working on this project will help Aggie heal. The project takes off, and is starting to be successful when a local is found dead. Inti decides to protect the wolves against the wrath she knows is coming but it may come at a terrible cost. As she befriends the locals and even finds love, she risks everything to protect the wolves that have always been a part of her history.
This was a pretty good book. To start - I felt it was well written. The story of the wolves and their part in the ecosystem was the most interesting part to me. I feel like I learned a lot about their part in nature. However - it is a very dark book- a lot of tragic stories for every character, to the point of it being almost overdone. There is a love story, but I did have a hard time finding it believable. The murderer in the end and how they handled it didn't sit well with me. I think the author wanted to wrap up the story neatly, but it really didn't fit with how dark the story had been up until then. Going the way you would imagine it SHOULD would have made more sense.