The Wildfire Season

Published By: HarperCollins Canada

Book Category: Fiction, Suspense

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Reviewed by Liz Hughes

Andrew Pyper is the author of Lost Girls. His current title, The Wildfire Season, was chosen "Best Book of the Year" by three Canadian newspapers.

In trying to escape his past, loner Miles McEwan settled in Ross River, Canada, following a fire that burned his body and scarred his soul. Leaving his former life meant giving up a medical career and the love of his life.

Miles's five years of respite from the world is about to end. It's the wildfire season in the Yukon. A fire is ignited and as a result, the lives of strangers intersect--Miles's former lover, Alex, and her five-year-old daughter--and bear hunters. Someone is planning and carrying out murder!

Andrew Pyper is a writer to watch. His prose is taut, his stories complex and exciting and his characters fully developed. He deftly handles the psychological issues of Miles, understands Alex, and seems to have knowledge about animal life and mixes is all up with the brutality of a wildfire.

Armchair Interviews says: You'll have a difficult time putting this novel down.

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