It’s August in the Berkshires, and the area is suffering from a terrible drought. As wetlands dry up, the perfectly-preserved body of a local young man, missing for forty years, is discovered in Wolf Bog by a group of hikers that includes Kathryn Stinson. Who was he and what was his relationship with close friend Charlotte Hinckley, also on the hike, that would make Charlotte become distraught and blame herself for his death? Kathryn’s search for answers leads her to the discovery of fabulous parties held at the mansion up the hill from her rental house, where local teenagers, like the deceased, mingled with the offspring of the wealthy. Other questions dog the arrival of a woman claiming to be the daughter Charlotte gave up for adoption long ago. But is she really Charlotte’s daughter? And if not, what’s her game? Once again, Kathryn’s quest for the truth puts her in grave danger.
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Wolf Bog by Leslie Wheeler is a cozy mystery. It’s the third book of the Berkshire Hilltown Mystery series.
Even though this is part of a series you can also read it as a standalone. The plot is intriguing, it has a steady pace of revealing everything and lots of suspense. Also, it has good world-building with very detailed descriptions. This makes it easier for the readers to transport themselves there and join in the uncovering of the mystery.
The author’s writing style is incredible. Even though I was anxious to find out what happened, at the same time I also felt so calm. It’s something that rarely happens to me when I read books in this genre and it pleasantly surprises me.
The characters were so unique and most of them relatable. Their issues and behavior were things that you see in your everyday life. Kathryn was definitely one of my favorites, I liked the way she tried to help and solve the murder. My favorite part was the big revelation.
This is the first book that I read from this series and I am very impressed. I highly recommend it to everyone and I will rate it with 5 stars.