A celebrated professor and Bigfoot researcher goes missing in the vast wilderness of Oregon. The presence of his former student and owner of a popular science based website, Laura Reagan, has arrived to help find him. When a dead body is discovered following sightings of Bigfoot Laura dives in deep to discover the secrets of Roanoke Ridge and inadvertently her own history. Her hope is to find the professor before he becomes another casualty of the forest.
This was a fun book to read as I’ve always loved folklore creatures and after living in the Pacific Northwest for a few years I can see why the environment still breathes life into the lore surrounding Sasquatch/Bigfoot. The wooded areas are entirely different than that of my native Colorado – our trees do not grow so dense you can barely see through them during the day. For me Roanoke Ridge was more of a murder mystery with a folklore background. It was clean, moderately paced and enjoyable. The conclusion of the book did feel a bit rushed while the rest of the book had a slower pace.
There are two other novels slated for release in the Creature X Mystery series and I can honestly say that I’m interested to see what they’ll be. I’m curious to see if Laura makes an appearance and if it has anything to do with the ending of this novel and the deal she struck for her website. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy suspense, murder mystery and folklore. Thank you to NetGalley and Dundurn Press for a copy of this book to read and review.