Full Curl & No Place For Wolverines by Dave Butler Review

In Full Curl, the story follows the necessary steps to bring all the loose ends of animal protection together and get all the details in proper alignments so that the perpetrators can be arrested. In her quest to stop the senseless killings of trophy animals in the National Parks, Jenny Willson must face secrets, terror and murder in both Canadian and US Rockies. The investigation moves at a realistic pace, taking almost a year for the case to fully come together.

There are three main characters in the book but my favorite was definitely Jenny. She is a strong female lead. She's a Warden is Canada's National Parks and her strength really comes from her beliefs in what is right and what is wrong, as well as her love for the Parks. 

The story was fast-paced and interesting. Although the reader knows who is behinds the crimes from early on, their true involvements are only revealed as the story goes on. The suspense in this book comes from when or if the culprits will get caught. 

Full Curl is a well written book where the reader can feel the author's love for the Canadian National Parks and it's wildlife. The descriptions of the environment are real. You could almost picture yourself where the action takes place. 

I really enjoyed this first book in the Jenny Willson series and looking forward to reading the next ones!

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Here's a quick synopsis: 
Jenny Willson is a hard-edged, caustic-witted warden from Banff National Park who considers poachers and ladder-climbing bureaucrats equally repulsive and worthy of the same painful fate. Does keeping her promise to protect her park from them mean crossing lines and putting her career at risk?
When Willson discovers animals disappearing from Canada’s mountain parks, she begins a complex investigation that follows a trail of deceit, distraction, and murder. With a growing list of victims, both animal and human, Willson finds herself in a race for justice that criss-crosses the Canada-U.S. border and pushes her to a place she might not be able to come back from. (Reference : Goodreads)


After Full Curl, the first book in the Jenny Willson series, comes No Place For Wolverines. I really enjoyed this follow up. Like the case in the first book, Jenny has to investigate a case which involve people from both Canada and the US. As she investigates, she teams up with an investigative journalist and an RCMP corporal. Politics and nature conservation makes for an explosive situation for Jenny, who also has to worry about her depressed mother.

In this fast-paced story, the reader can feel the frustration of dealing with politicians as well as the inherent bureaucracy and greed that comes from exploiting wild spaces and the animals who live there. Even though the book is fiction, it is realistic enough by following a believable timeline. 

I really enjoyed this book because it talks about a debate that concerns a lot of us: environmental conservation vs economic development. I would definitely recommend this series and look forward to another Jenny Willson mystery.

Thank you to the Publisher, Dundurn Press, for both finished copies in exchange of an honest review. 

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Here's a quick synopsis:
When Park Warden Jenny Willson initiates a covert inquiry into a proposed ski hill in Yoho National Park, she’s quickly drawn into a web of political, environmental, and criminal intrigue that threatens to tear apart a small B.C. town. Suddenly, neighbour is pitted against neighbour, friend against friend, and family against family.

After a wolverine researcher dies in a mysterious fire, Willson forms an uneasy alliance with an RCMP corporal and an investigative journalist to expose the truth behind the project. But all is not what it seems. In a showdown involving the ski hill proponent, her own agency, and mysterious political puppeteers, Willson must decide if she’s willing to risk her career — and perhaps the lives of herself and those close to her — to reveal what lurks in the shadows.
(Reference : Goodreads)

Happy reading,

No comments

Post a Comment