cover image A Sharp Solitude

A Sharp Solitude

Christine Carbo. Atria, $16 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-1-5011-5633-5

FBI agent Ali Paige shares narrative duties with her former lover and father of her child, researcher Reeve Landon, in Carbo’s enthralling fourth suspense novel set in Montana (after 2017’s The Weight of Night). Ali has worked hard to make a good home for herself and her daughter, Emily, after suffering an abusive childhood in New Jersey. Her comfortable life is threatened when the body of reporter Anne Marie Johnson, who had been interviewing Reeve for a magazine article, is found outside Glacier National Park. Convinced that Reeve, who has a troubled past, is innocent of Anne Marie’s murder, Ali risks everything to investigate the case, even though it’s outside her jurisdiction. When Reeve panics and flees into the wilderness, the forces of nature and law enforcement bear down on them both. A skillful storyteller, Carbo highlights how the crimes of the past can forever haunt both victims and perpetrators. Agent: Nancy Yost, Nancy Yost Literary Agency. (May)