Spotlight on Edge of Wild

Today is the start of the read-along for Edge of Wild, by Danika Stone, so I thought I would tell you about it, even though it is not a Regency novel, or even really historical fiction (unless you count the 1990s as history, which I suppose, in a very technical sense, it is). I met Ms. Stone at the launch of Stonehouse Publishing, and I can report that she is quite delightful and very unpretentious, and really everything you would hope for in an Alberta author. Moreover, she is an excellent reader (not always the case with authors) and, more importantly, a terrific writer. I am looking forward to joining in the read-along of her latest release, Edge of Wild, and you too can join in the conversation about it this week (or any time) with the hashtag #EdgeofWild.

Here she is reading the first chapter at the Stonehouse launch on March 1, 2016:



The novel is a mystery-thriller set in Waterton Lakes, Alberta in the 1990s. The author has received much praise both for her lyrical prose and her page-turning narrative strength. Here is the blurb for the book:

Transplanted from New York City to the tiny mountain town of Waterton, Alberta with the task of saving a floundering new hotel, Rich Evans is desperate to return to the city as soon as he can. The locals seem unusually hostile towards his efforts, or maybe even menacing, and was that a cougar on his door-step last night? As Rich begins to wonder whether his predecessor disappeared of his own accord, he finds himself strongly drawn to Louise Newman, the garage mechanic who is fixing his suddenly unreliable BMW, and the only person in Waterton who doesn’t seem desperate to run him out of town. As Rich works on the hotel, the town is torn apart by a series of gruesome, unsolved murders. With Louise as his only ally in a town that seems set against him, Rich can’t help but wonder: will he be the next victim?

The book is available in Chapters/Coles/Indigo as well as select independent book stores. You can also order it using the following links:

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