Wolf Winter by Cecilia EkbackWolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback

Wolf Winter

byCecilia Ekback

Paperback | January 27, 2015

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Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband and their two daughters arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of the past and put down roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackasen, a mountain whose dark history haunts the lives of those in its shadow.

While herding the family's goats on the mountain, Maija's elder daughter, Frederika, stumbles across the mutilated body of one of their neighbours, Eriksson. The community dismisses the death as a wolf attack, but Maija feels certain it was murder. Compelled to investigate despite her neighbours' unconcern, Maija is drawn into the history of tragedies and betrayals that have taken place on Blackasen.

Meanwhile, young Frederika is pulled toward the mountain as well, feeling something no one around her seems to notice. The seasons change, and the harshest winter in memory-known as a "wolf winter"-descends upon them. Struggling to survive, the settlers are forced to come together, but Maija, not knowing whom to trust, is still determined to find answers. As the snow gathers, the settlers' secrets are laid bare. Soon Maija will discover the true cost of survival under the mountain-and what it will take to make it to spring.

CECILIA EKBACKwas born in a small town in northern Sweden. Her parents come from Lapland. InWolf Winter, her first novel, she returns to the landscape and the characters of her childhood. Ekback now lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband and twin daughters.
Title:Wolf WinterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 27, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443434906

ISBN - 13:9781443434904

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Original I loved this book. It is so beautifully written and has elements of everything you can think of. Its different than anything I have read. It keeps you in its cold wintry grasp and its definitely hard to put down, along with feeling like you were right inside the winter storm with the characters. I was up late many nights reading this book. With a murder investigation at its core, this book has magical spiritual riddles and some of the best twists and discoveries, it just gets better and better the more you read right to the end. Cant wait for another book from this author.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh I found this book difficult to get through. The story was interesting for the most part, but just hard to get into and it didn't seem to have much flow. I don't know that this book deserves to be an Indigo Spotlight book, or on the list of the best books of the year, but maybe it just wasn't for me.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspensful, hint of the supernatural, plus travel back in time! I really enjoyed this book. The heroines of the story are two intriguing, strong females: mother and daughter. It is set in the 1500s, in the mountains on the border of Sweden. This is more than a murder mystery; it has a hint of the supernatural in an historical setting. I see that others found it difficult to get through, however, I found it addictive and can't wait until the author releases her next book.
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's good But living in a strange place surrounded by strange people not to mention the terrible winter is not fun
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not So Great A bit disappointing and almost gave up several times. Tough slogging for me with an unsatisfying finish.
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Date published: 2015-01-19