Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger
A Novel

60%

6 Critic Reviews

By the time the action returns to Aurora, I was feeling as world-weary as O'Connor's mentor, the aging Henry Meloux.
-Star Tribune

Synopsis

With his family caught in the crosshairs of a group of brutal killers, detective Cork O’Connor must solve the murder of a young girl in the latest installment of William Kent Krueger’s unforgettable New York Times bestselling series.

During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm.

Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover an old trapper’s cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl. She wasn’t killed by the storm, however; she’d been bound and tortured before she died. Whimpering sounds coming from outside the cabin lead them to a tangle of branches toppled by the vicious winds. Underneath the debris, they find a baby boy, hungry and dehydrated, but still very much alive. Powerful forces intent on securing the child pursue them to the isolated Northwest Angle, where it’s impossible to tell who among the residents is in league with the devil. Cork understands that to save his family he must solve the puzzle of this mysterious child whom death follows like a shadow.

“Part adventure, part mystery, and all knockout thriller” (Booklist ), Northwest Angle is a dynamic addition to William Kent Krueger’s critically acclaimed, award-winning series.
 

About William Kent Krueger

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William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of twelve previous Cork O’Connor novels, including Northwest Angle and Trickster’s Point, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com.
 
Published August 30, 2011 by Atria Books. 370 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Northwest Angle
All: 6 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Above average

Dependable Krueger has another all-out go at good versus evil...

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jun 20 2011

Krueger never writes the same book twice as each installment finds him delving deeper into Cork's psyche.

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Star Tribune

Below average
on Aug 28 2011

By the time the action returns to Aurora, I was feeling as world-weary as O'Connor's mentor, the aging Henry Meloux.

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Book Reporter

Below average
on Sep 08 2011

Krueger’s writing has become more spiritual with each successive work, though not gratuitously so.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Good
on Oct 02 2011

He does a great job in presenting believable and likeable main characters while providing an interesting and realistic story.

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Gather Books

Good
on Oct 13 2011

What a great thriller this is...THE NORTHWEST ANGLE has convinced me to find the earlier books in the series.

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