Fans of survival stories will enjoy Barr’s latest Anna Pigeon novel, set deep in the woods of Minnesota. Three women and two of their daughters are pitted against a group of sociopaths as the story explores the human spirit, interactions between mothers and daughters and good vs. evil. This novel offers great suspense and intriguing characters.
Park ranger Anna Pigeon joins a couple of girlfriends — one of whom is a paraplegic — and their daughters for a camping trip in northern Minnesota. After going on a solo canoe trip, Anna returns to the camp to find that four armed men have taken the other women hostage. As the captives struggle to keep each other alive while hiking to the rendezvous point with the kidnappers’ helicopter, Anna tracks the group and waits for a chance to ambush the men and save her friends. (Minotaur, Apr., 352 pp., $26.99)