by Mercedes Fawns
Edge of Wild is D.K. Stone’s latest work that tells the story of Rich Evans, a New Yorker sent to the town of Waterton to establish a new hotel, and the mysterious dangers he faces as he tries to get it up and running in the town site before summer settles in.
Rich encounters resistance from the townspeople at every turn as he tries to get the seemingly cursed hotel on its feet. Every time he thinks he’s made a step forward, he is faced with another inexplicable setback, and he begins to wonder if someone is trying to send the message that he is not welcome in Waterton.
His only ally is Louise Newman, the local mechanic and garage owner, who seems to have secrets of her own. As temperatures rise, and inexplicable murders continue, she finds herself caught between the solidarity of the townspeople and their resistance to change, and Rich’s efforts to help revitalize tourism in the area.
Edge of Wild will have you on the edge of your seat with unexpected twists, and descriptive language that truly paints the picture of the scene, making you feel like you are in the story. Her characters are so real, you find yourself loving them, hating them, and even feeling akin with their flaws.
D.K. Stone has a brief biography at the end of the book:
D.K. Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Master’s thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, D.K. Stone now writes novels for both adults (The Intaglio Series, Edge of Wild, and Ctrl Z) and teens (Icarus and All the Feels). When not writing, D.K. Stone can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.
Edge of wild is 336 pages, soft cover, and was published by Stonhouse Publishing.
D.K Stone will be at the Word on the Street festival Lethbridge, Saturday, September 23, 2017.