Friday, 26 February 2016

Review: After the Woods by Kim Savage

After the Woods
by Kim Savage
Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Release Date: February 23rd, 2016
Purchase: [Chapters/Indigo] [Amazon]
Would you risk your life to save your best friend?

Julia did. When a paroled predator attacked Liv in the woods, Julia fought back and got caught. Liv ran, leaving Julia in the woods for a terrifying 48 hours that she remembers only in flashbacks. One year later, Liv seems bent on self-destruction, starving herself, doing drugs, and hooking up with a violent new boyfriend. A dead girl turns up in those same woods, and Julia’s memories resurface alongside clues unearthed by an ambitious reporter that link the girl to Julia’s abductor. As the devastating truth becomes clear, Julia realizes that after the woods was just the beginning.

After the Woods, Kim Savage's thriller/psychological debut, was a title that instantly captured my attention. It's prose: Would you risk your life to save your best friend?

As a thriller that makes you think and question everything you come across, After the Woods was a tough title to get into after all the fantasy and contemporary titles I've been binge reading. Even so, I found Julia to be quite the fascinating and curious character. She was far more intriguing and gripping than Liv, and motivated me further into After the Woods. Furthermore, the relationships Kim's characters nurtured were realistic and captivating - I quite enjoyed it! Well-written, thought-provoking, and suspenseful - this title was a warm and welcoming change of pace.

After the Woods by Kim Savage was, overall, a phenomenal debut! Thriller fans are certain to adore every ounce of this delicious mystery.

4 / 5 Cupcakes

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  1. I don't really read thrillers. I really do try but they always lose me somewhere along the way. Maybe it's not my cup of tea? That being said, After the Woods sounds like a good book. Great review.

  2. This one has a very beautiful cover and an intriguing summary. Thank you for putting it on my radar!

  3. Katherine Pinacho26 February 2016 at 10:32

    Great review

  4. Interesting concept!
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  5. This is another one I have on my TBR. I love the sound of a thriller that is full of action and keeps you on your toes with such a fast pace as well ^.^