Just Finished – Boundary Waters

Just Finished – Boundary Waters

Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger

Former small-town police sheriff, Cork O’Connor is approached by the father of a famous country & western singer who has gone missing in the Minnesota wilds. With FBI agents and organized criminals also taking an interest in the singer’s whereabouts, Cork sets off with a small party on a search and rescue into the wilderness. But as they lose contact with civilisation, and the snow begins to fall, they realise they are not alone in the Boundary Waters.

I’m back in the land of 10,000 lakes with the second book in the Cork O’Connor series. Boundary Waters didn’t give me the wow factor, I still thoroughly enjoyed it.

I find this series quite cosy. I love the sense of place William Kent Krueger paints, ranging from the way the light falls on the trees, the depiction of weather and the seasons, down to the smells of woodsmoke and cedar. I’m also enjoying slowly learning about the town and its inhabitants. This is exactly the sort of series I’m drawn to read on rainy days.

The pacing was a little slow at some points, but picked up a lot once I was halfway through. I enjoyed the intertweaving aspects of Native American mysticism, which further added to the sense of place.

Fair play to the author, I didn’t spot the bad guy until the characters figured it out, so I appreciated the twist and I figure I need to be more suspicious when reading the next book in the series!

Written by Chris Richards View all posts by this author →

Welsh artist, writer, and photographer. Music lover, cloud watcher, ebook hoarder.

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