Told from the point of view of a woman who was the child of kidnapper, abuser, and rapist, the story follows Helena as she learns that her father escaped from prison, and she sets off to hunt him down. This very reminiscent of ROOM by Emma Donoghue to me. She grew up in the marshes of the Upper Peninsula, Michigan, trained in hunting by her father. When they are discovered and she is forced to adjust to a society she has never seen, there are problems, just like in ROOM.
My main criticism of the book are the backstory of Helena. They seem to take up 3/4 of the book, sometimes right after a cliffhanger in the present day, and the suspense was lost. Because of this, it wasn’t as gripping as it could have been. About half of it seemed important information, but the other half seemed like it could have been cut.
Overall, this was a good story, just lacked suspense.
My Rating: 3.5/5 ⭐️