BE Jones: Wilderness

Today I’m pleased to be one of the lucky bloggers on the blog tour for Wilderness. My review is written with thanks to Emma Welton of damppebbles Blog Tours for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via the publisher.

Blurb:

Two weeks, 1,500 miles and three opportunities for her husband to save his own life.

It isn’t about his survival – it’s about hers.

Shattered by the discovery of her husband’s affair, Liv knows they need to leave the chaos of New York to try and save their marriage. Maybe the road trip they’d always planned, exploring America’s national parks – just the two of them – would help heal the wounds.

But what Liv hasn’t told her husband is that she has set him three challenges on their trip – three opportunities to prove he’s really sorry and worthy of her forgiveness.

If he fails? Well, it’s dangerous out there. There are so many ways to die in the wilderness; accidents happen all the time.

And if it’s easy to die, then it’s also easy to kill.

Review:

Wilderness is one of those books where I knew from the first few pages that it was going to be a cracker. Jones’ writing is brilliantly atmospheric and I felt as though I had tagged along on Liv and Will’s road trip myself. It is incredibly compelling and I struggled to tear myself away.

It has to be said that there are not many likeable characters in Wilderness, but in no way did this stop me reading. Each character is fascinating and Jones has developed a strong back story for them all. I was keen to find out what made them tick and what was behind the dynamics in each relationship.

Wilderness did not take me in a direction I expected to go and there are several surprises along the way. I love a book that keeps me on my toes and this one certainly did!

At the back of the book, there is a playlist to accompany Liv and Will’s journey. These are songs to which Jones listened as she was writing, that she says helped her to create the right atmosphere for the novel. I decided to listen as I was reading, and I was certainly able to pick up on the mood and atmosphere within the writing.

Wilderness is available from Amazon.

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