A Sharp Solitude by Christine Carbo


In the darkening days of autumn, a woman’s body is found in the isolated terrain near Glacier National Park. The victim was a journalist who had been interviewing reclusive researcher Reeve Landon about his work for a program that trains dogs to track scientific data. Now Reeve is the prime suspect.

Without friends or family to turn to, Reeve seeks help from his ex, FBI agent, Ali Paige, the mother of his young daughter. Though Ali is not assigned the case, she is deeply invested, driven by the idea that if she can find out what really happened, she might save Emily from the trauma of losing her father.

Meanwhile, Reeve feels reckless and panicked. Assuming the worst possible outcome, he flees into the woods with his dog. As the evidence mounts against him, and Reeve’s resources dwindle, Ali isn’t sure how far she’ll go to find answers – and what if the truth is more than she can handle?

Propulsive and suspenseful, evoking the stark, breathtaking beauty of Glacier National Park, A Sharp Solitude shows that we can never outrun our demons, even in the vast, indomitable wild.

Christine Carbo is a teacher and writer living in Whitefish, Montana with her husband, Jamie, their three kids, one dog and one cat. Her love of Glacier National Park inspired her first novel, The Wild Inside, which was published in early 2015.  

This was the July 2023 Glacier National Park Conservancy Book Club selection.  Watch the Zoom book club discussion with author Christine Carbo here.

368 pages

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