A story of love, if there ever was one. Love of nature, vivid and true. The love between sisters, family, and friends and a love and respect for animals.
Inti has a deep and abiding connection to many things, her sister Aggie, the wolves, and nature. This is partially due to Mirror-Touch Synesthesia, a condition that Inti suffers from, where she often feels sensations (such as pain) on her own body when viewing pain to others including animals. As a biologist, Inti re-introduces wolves to the Highlands in Scotland to help them and the surrounding area. She also hopes to help her sister, who has been unwell for quite some time.
Upon integrating the wolves, and becoming acclimated, tragedy strikes, and Inti works to figure out who is to blame.
Environmental fiction, wrapped into a suspense, rolled into a romance, “Once There Were Wolves” is a book about human nature, wolf packs, life lessons, and survival. While I liked this book and enjoyed the writing, I admittedly liked this author’s prior book Migrations, a bit more.. perhaps because I felt as though this book had a bit too much going on? I’m not quite sure. That said, the narration of this novel, done by Saskia Maarleveld, was brilliant and made the book that much better for me. There are other reviewers out there that liked this one a tad more than me thus I urge you to check out their reviews.
Thank you to NetGalley, MacMillan Audio, and Saskia Maarleveld for the alc.
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