Book Review: A Solitude of Wolverines

(Alex Carter #1)
10.27.2020 | William Morrow
Rating: 4/5 stars


While studying wolverines on a wildlife sanctuary in Montana, biologist Alex Carter is run off the road and threatened by locals determined to force her off the land. It seems this small town has a series of secrets they don’t want Alex to uncover. Alex is undeterred in her mission to help save the wolverines and sets out tracking them on foot and by camera. When she reviews the photos, she finds more than she bargained for and a severely injured man seemingly lost and wandering in the wild. After searches for the unknown man come up empty, local law enforcement is quick to dismiss the case. Alex won’t stop on her quest to find the man or save the threatened species that brought her here.

A SOLITUDE OF WOLVERINES is the start of a series focused on biologist, Alex Carter. This book gives the reader a fantastic footing for getting to know Alex and her strong willed, take charge attitude. Alex is determined to accomplish the goal she has set out before her and will stop at nothing to see the endangered species she is studying saved even if that means putting her own life in danger.

I loved that A SOLITUDE OF WOLVERINES whisks the reader away to an isolated and remote town in Montana where the abandoned ski resort our main character finds herself living is taken straight from a horror novel. The setting is absolutely perfect for the pacing and tension that this story embodies. The atmospheric qualities of this book truly ramp up the suspense and give this book an adventure story meets mystery vibe that is addictive to read about. My only qualm with this book was that I had a bit of trouble believing our main character could truly do a lot of the actions she takes. There are some extreme situations and despite saying she has survival training, I’m just not sure I buy her having the depth of skills portrayed. Overall, I really loved this book and can’t wait to see where the second installment takes Alex!

This book is available to buy from: Amazon | Book Depository

A huge thank you to William Morrow for my gifted copy!

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.

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