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The Tenderness of Wolves

The Tenderness of Wolves

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COSTA AWARD WINNER and WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER. A breathtaking tale of mystery, buried secrets and romance, set in nineteenth century frontier Canada – for fans of THE SNOW CHILD and A PLACE CALLED WINTER.

‘Unquestionably atmospheric, evocative and rewarding’ Independent on Sunday

A tense and delicately written thriller’ Observer

Canada, 1867. A young murder suspect flees across the snowy wilderness. Tracking him is what passes for the law in this frontier land: trappers, sheriffs, traders and the suspect’s own mother, desperate to clear his name. As the party pushes further from civilisation, hidden purposes and old obsessions are revealed. One is seeking long-lost daughters; another a fortune in stolen furs; yet another is chasing rumours of a lost Native American culture. But where survival depends on cooperation, their fragile truce cannot afford to be broken, nor their overriding purpose – to find justice for a murdered man – forgotten.

The Tenderness of Wolves is a must-read historical epic, weaving adventure, suspense and humour into an exhilarating thriller, a panoramic romance and ultimately, one of the books of the last ten years.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Historical Mysteries

On Sale: 8th September 2016

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781847240675

Reviews

a tense and delicately written thriller - The Observer
Observer
… a quite remarkable debut novel.' Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post
“This subtle and superb novel brings the freezing landscape of the Canadian woods to such vivid life that the landscape itself becomes a strong character within the story. Once you have dived into the tiny, closeted world of Caulfield and its forbidding surroundings, you will certainly not wish to leave.” Crimesquad.com
Crimesquad.com
… a highly-assured debut….Stef Penney has written an absorbing and stylish mystery. The Glasgow Herald
Glasgow Herald
“…Stef Penney's hefty first novel The Tenderness of Wolves, mines her setting and period for all it's got and then some, injecting plenty of invented intrigue and Da Vinci Code like revelations of Huge Cultural Importance whenever she can. The result is an entertaining, well-constructed mystery that jazzes up the “real” history in a way that's more Ron Howard than Pierre Berton. It's…sexy, suspenseful, densely plotted storytelling…The Tenderness of Wolves remains a first-rate gripper with a notably sensual as well as psychological understanding of its main characters. More than this, it is a novel with far greater ambitions than your average thriller, combining as it does the themes of Conrad's Heart of Darkness with Atwood's Survival, and lashing them to a story that morphs Ian Rankin…” Andrew Pyper, The Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
unquestionably atmospheric, evocative and eventually rewarding - Independent On Sunday
Independent On Sunday