Books from the Backlog #192

Posted December 16, 2021 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 8 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #192The Wild One by Nick Petrie
Series: Peter Ash #5
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on May 26, 2020
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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War veteran Peter Ash tracks a murderer and his criminal family through the most forbidding and stark landscape he has ever encountered, in the latest thriller from the bestselling author of The Drifter.

Losing ground in his fight against post-traumatic claustrophobia, war veteran Peter Ash has no intention of getting on an airplane--until a grieving woman asks Peter to find her eight-year-old grandson. The woman's daughter has been murdered. Erik, the dead daughter's husband, is the sole suspect, and he has taken his young son and fled to Iceland for the protection of Erik's lawless family.

Finding the boy becomes more complicated when Peter is met at the airport by a man from the U.S. embassy. For reasons both unknown and unofficial, it seems that Peter's own government doesn't want him in Iceland. The police give Peter two days of sightseeing in Reykjavik before he must report back for the first available seat home. . . and when they realize Peter isn't going home until he accomplishes his mission, they start hunting him, too.

From the northernmost European capital to a rustbound fishing vessel to a remote farm a stone's throw from the arctic, Peter must confront his growing PTSD and the most powerful Icelandic snowstorm in a generation to find a killer, save an eight-year-old boy, and keep himself out of an Icelandic prison--or a cold Icelandic grave.

Why did I add The Wild One to my bookshelf?

I have read and enjoyed the first 4 installments in the Peter Ash series and really want to get back to it. I was not approved for this one on NetGalley so I just never made it a priority and it kind of fell off my radar. Peter Ash is a great character and I have found this series to be really exciting so far. I am hoping that I can spend more time reading books off of my shelf in 2022.

Sorry that I have been absent lately. I just really needed a break from basically everything so I decided to take a few days off.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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8 responses to “Books from the Backlog #192

  1. It does feel great to have time for more books off my own shelf. Hopefully, you can wrangle that in the new year. I slowly built up so that now I’m at about 50/50 for reviews or my own. This does look fab. I’ll need to hunt up book one.