Mortal Fall

A Novel of Suspense

Get prepared. You'll be on the edge of your chair every moment you're reading this book. If you love nature, “Mortal Fall” is the book for you. If you love suspense and mystery, this is the book for you. Nature is mysterious, beautiful, loving, nurturing and oh, so very unforgiving. The setting if Glacier National Park, beautiful and alluring. It just seems like every summer something tragic happens and Monty Harris, local police officer knows this isn't just a coincidence. Monty ends up investigating a fatal fall from the cliffs. It doesn't make sense. What is going on? Monty discovers that Paul Sedgewick was studying the wolverines in the park and some didn't care for that. Was his fall an accident? Or did it just look as such? In this mix is a teen rehabilitation center, located in the wilderness. Monty's older brother went to this rehab center. How is it connected? Dark secrets from Monty's past come to the surface. He thought he had put them to rest but are dark secrets ever laid to rest? What happens next? Another body!!!!

This book is paced fast enough that you don't get bored and yet at a pace that you don't have to re-read previous pages to remember what is going on. You find yourself at Glacier National Park amid the beauty and the quietness, but remember nature can be mean and unforgiving. SO CAN PEOPLE!!! Will the mystery be solved? What is the reason people keep dying from apparent accidents every summer? Have you ever been to Going-To-The-Sun-Road? Accidents seem to happen here. Could you be next?

“Mortal Fall” is a book not to be miss. 4.5 Stars and a Top pick from me.

Book Blurb for Mortal Fall

A wildlife biologist’s shocking death leads to chilling discoveries about a home for troubled teens in Christine Carbo’s haunting and compelling new crime novel set in the wilds of Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park police officer Monty Harris knows that each summer at least one person—be it a reckless, arrogant climber or a distracted hiker—will meet tragedy in the park. But Paul “Wolfie” Sedgewick’s fatal fall from the sheer cliffs near Going-To-the-Sun Road is incomprehensible. Wolfie was an experienced and highly regarded wildlife biologist who knew all too well the perils that Glacier’s treacherous terrain presents—and how to avoid them.

The case, so close to home, has frayed park employee emotions. Yet calm and methodical lead investigator Monty senses in his gut that something isn’t right. So when whispers of irresponsibility or suicide emerge, tarnishing Wolfie’s reputation, Monty dedicates himself to uncovering the truth, for the sake of the man’s family and to satisfy his own persistent sense of unease.

Monty discovers that Wolfie’s zealous studies of Glacier’s mysterious, embattled wolverine population, so vital to park ecology, had met resistance, both local and federal. To muddy the waters further, a wilderness facility for rehabilitating troubled teens—one that Monty’s older brother attended—may have a disturbing connection to the case. As Monty delves further into an investigation that goes deeper than he ever imagined, he wrestles with the demons of his past, which lead back to harsh betrayals he thought he’d buried long ago.

And then a second body is found.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2016 4.50