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The Lady in the Woods


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You know it’s a good mystery/thriller when you’re talking to yourself out loud trying to figure out what’s going on.

As Paul and Alice move into their new house in a remote location, they couldn’t be happier. They have their love for each, their dream home, and a baby on the way. But what they don’t realize is the danger that lurks in the forest surrounding them. 

After the disappearance of several hikers within the last several years, local investigators are convinced it’s nothing but a bear. But Detective Heather Bishop is used to big city investigations and her gut is telling her it’s something more. As Alice disappears from her own home, it will be up to Detective Bishop to there’s something much more sinister behind the history of the lake and its surrounding land. 

I love a good thriller, specifically the kind that has me questioning things out loud as I try my best to wrap my head around what the heck is going on. The Lady in the Woods hit the nail on the head for me. I was captivated the entire time and just when I thought I had things figured out, I was thrown for a loop and trying to figure it out all over again. 

I loved Paul and Alice’s relationship when they were first introduced, but then naturally started questioning if it was all an act as events started to unfold. But in the end, Paul’s determination to find his wife reinforced his love for her and their daughter and I found myself respecting him and appreciating him more than I did in the beginning. 

I couldn’t help but love Heather and Gabriel’s partnership, but wasn’t sure how I felt about the vibes I was occasionally getting from them. It ranged from mentor to brother/sister to romantic couple, and I found myself wishing they could just pick one. I understand the conflicting feelings both could have in taking their relationship anything past a professional one, but it remained unspoken throughout the book and I wish there was at least some sort of closure on that. 

I also was a little disappointment at the anti-climatic rescue mission. I was anticipating more of a build up and a struggle, but it just kind of fell flat for me. But I was glad there was one final twist at the end, although heartbreaking. 

Overall, I absolutely loved this book. I would love to see it as a movie someday. And I will definitely be checking out Cara’s other books!

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Ten Years Ago

About the author

Cara Kent lives in a cozy apartment in San Antonio, Texas with her feisty black cat. She has spent most of her life dreaming of publishing her own novel. After the pandemic changed the course of her life, she found time and motivation to finish up her novels and have them published. view profile

Published on March 17, 2023

80000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Psychological Thriller

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