This book was amazing! It was NOT what I was expecting, and to be honest, the first time I started it, I put it down. I was expecting a thriller, and that’s not what this story is. I picked it back up when I was in the mood for an emotional, character-driven story of family, and it was wonderful!
This is a beautiful story of a father doing everything to protect his child. I loved reading about how they live secluded in the woods, and how they hide from people. My favorite part of this book though, was the characters and their relationships. The development of different people as the story progresses was beautiful.
The story is told through Cooper’s perspective. He tells us what’s happening in the present, but also tells us the story of how he and Finch ended up in this isolated cabin in the woods. It’s a wonderful story, and I highly recommend it!
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No electricity, no family, no connection to the outside world. For eight years, Cooper and his young daughter, Finch, have lived in isolation in a remote cabin in the northern Appalachian woods. And that’s exactly the way Cooper wants it, because he’s got a lot to hide. Finch has been raised on the books filling the cabin’s shelves and the beautiful but brutal code of life in the wilderness. But she’s starting to push back against the sheltered life Cooper has created for her—and he’s still haunted by the painful truth of what it took to get them there.
The only people who know they exist are a mysterious local hermit named Scotland, and Cooper’s old friend, Jake, who visits each winter to bring them food and supplies. But this year, Jake doesn’t show up, setting off an irreversible chain of events that reveals just how precarious their situation really is. Suddenly, the boundaries of their safe haven have blurred—and when a stranger wanders into their woods, Finch’s growing obsession with her could put them all in danger. After a shocking disappearance threatens to upend the only life Finch has ever known, Cooper is forced to decide whether to keep hiding—or finally face the sins of his past.
Vividly atmospheric and masterfully tense, These Silent Woods is a poignant story of survival, sacrifice, and how far a father will go when faced with losing it all.
Just the Facts:
These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant
Genre: General Fiction
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pub Date: November 16, 2021
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.