At last! Local author Diane Les Becquets returns with the follow-up to her award-winning debut novel (Breaking Wild) with The Last Woman in the Forest.
On a conservation study in northern Alberta, field technician Marian Engstrèom found her true calling: training rescue dogs to help track endangered or threatened wildlife. Under the tutelage of experienced handler, Tate Mathias, Marian felt her future opening up before her... But after Tate is killed in a bear attack, Marian finds herself questioning the man she thought she loved. Growing inconsistencies start to surface, linking Tate to the murders of four women over six years. Working with a retired forensic profiler who was never able to close the cases, Marian relives her every moment with Tate, desperately hoping to clear his name. And as she circles ever closer to the truth, evil stalks her every move... From the breathtaking Rocky Mountains to the vast deserts of Utah to the lush rain-forests of the northwest, The Last Woman in the Forest chronicles the experiences of a woman whose faith in the nature of man is about to be tested.
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 (and Toadstool staff!) pick.