From the national bestselling author of Breaking Wild, here is a riveting and powerful thriller about a woman whose greatest threat could be the man she loves....
Marian Engström has found her true calling: working with rescue dogs to help protect endangered wildlife. Her first assignment takes her to northern Alberta, where she falls in love with her mentor, the daring and brilliant Tate. After they're separated from each other on another assignment, Marian is shattered to learn of Tate's tragic death. Worse still is the aftermath in which Marian discovers disturbing inconsistencies about Tate's life, and begins to wonder if the man she loved could have been responsible for the unsolved murders of at least four women.
Hoping to clear Tate's name, Marian reaches out to a retired forensic profiler who's haunted by the open cases. But as Marian relives her relationship with Tate and circles ever closer to the truth, evil stalks her every move....
Praise for The Last Woman in the Forest:
"Les Becquets (Breaking Wild, 2016) gets inside the minds of two determined but broken characters: Marian Engström, an insecure young woman who tracks wildlife in the frozen expanses of northern Alberta, and Nick Shepard, an ailing investigator who's obsessed with finding a serial killer who prowls the region where Marian spends her days. Marian comes to suspect that someone close to her is the killer, and the intricately woven, atmospheric story will keep readers wondering until the end. The frozen landscape is prominent here, providing somber framing for Marian's emotionally driven work with tracking dogs and her experience adoring a man who can never love her enough." -- Booklist
“I raced through this gripping tale in two sittings, only pausing to admire the stunning views of the snowy wilderness. Beautifully paced and twisty.” — Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author
“A compelling and searing novel of grief, suspicion and examining the rugged terrain of the human heart.” — Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied
Diane Les Becquets, a former professor of English and MFA director, is an avid outdoorswoman, enjoying backpacking off the grid, snowshoeing, archery, and swimming. A native of Nashville, she spent almost fourteen years living in a small Colorado ranching town before moving to New Hampshire. Breaking Wild, her debut novel, was an Indie Next pick.