This was a great book. The ending was a complete surprise.
Good book in the Cork O'Connor series
This is my favorite book of the series so far. I thought it was beautifully written, with a good mystery, and just enough suspense to keep me turning the pages. I love his sense of place.
Excellent book! I've read all his books and each one is a page-turner. Minnesota author and his books are set in Minnesota. If you are from MN you will recognize many names and places. Also a lot of Native American perspective.
I'm reading this series out of sequence, but it does not detract from my enjoyment of the story and characters. William Kent Krueger knows how to tell a great story.
Good series to follow, good stories, not a lot of foul language or sex, just a good story
Great mystery following Cork again.
In this 3rd novel featuring "Cork" O'Connor, the ex-sheriff and his wife are working on their troubled marriage when there is an explosion at the local timber mill. The local Native Americans, and environmental activists, are enraged over plans to cut down old-growth pines sacred to the tribe. In a parallel story, a half-Indian man is still simmering with anger over the long-ago sinking of an ore ship. He was the only survivor, and his brother died. The two plots will of course converge. Great sense of place in this books, interesting characters, and there's a twist at the end I didn't anticipate. IMO the plot tends to stall in a couple places and I still think it's odd that the local sheriff, who defeated Cork in an election, allows him free access to just about everything. There's a sub-plot that kind of explains it, I guess, and maybe it's a small-town kind of thing too. A new reader could start here without problems, there is enough backstory to catch up on the character relationships.
Cork O'Connor just can't stay away from a murder. In this best book of the series so far, he comes very close to being one of the victims. Great book, great series.
Your pulse is barely audible then quickens as the book devolops, finally turns into a full charge of adrenaline as we race to the end. This is my third book I have read that Krueger has penned, and he has solidified himself as one of my favorite authors, this book was no exception. Purgatory Ridge at first I thought was going to be different as the book was slow to develop, but deemed necessary as Krueger lays the foundation and develops his story and its wonderful characters along the way. As usual the story envelops around him and his family. Being a former sheriff of Aurora, Cork O'Conor and his wife Jo a local attorney, he seemingly always gets sucked into some type of adventure/mystery involving his home in Aurora, MN. This time it concerns the great white pines sacred to the Anishinaabe tribe that are in danger of being logged out by a local logging company. The book is full of twists and turns and will have you guessing up the very end who is planting bombs, and threatening the loggers, and eventually kidnappings. Seems to be a trademark of Kruegers and I can say he will give you sleepless nights as you forge ahead and flip pages to get to your answers. His characters some are dark and you learn to despise them, some full of flavor or interesting, and others like Cork and his family you grow to love. His characters are not without flaws though and he writes as all authors should, as we as humans are not of the perfect sort. Again you race towards the end and I do mean race as this book is a thriller that takes you towards the finish line. If you dare pick up the book be sure you have time to spend, as you won't be able to put it down once your past the halfway mark. I won't give away any of the fun as thats your job as you open up to page 1 to see if you can figure out who is behind it all before you flip to the last chapter! Also who will live and die or will anyone come out of this unscathed?