Suspenseful, haunting and unexpected A History of Wild Places is a contemporary mystery that I could not put down. I was drawn in by Maggie's children's book and then brought into the rabbit hole even farther with Travis' abilities to see memories through touching objects and firmly glued with the introduction of the community of Pastoral. There are definite "The Village" vibes happening with Pastoral, but with something deeper and unknown. The mysteries of Maggie, Travis and Pastoral itself were captivating and the writing kept pulling me in. I was invested in watching Theo, Calla and her sister Bee unravel the mysteries as they found objects, remembered things that were out of place and watched their beloved Pastoral begin to crumble. Atmospheric, dark with a surprise twisty ending that I didn't see coming until the end. A History of Wild Places is a complex and exciting mystery.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.