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Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Raleigh has lost everything: her job as a police detective, her partner, her fiancé, and her peace of mind. After a month of solitude at a cabin in the woods, she finally feels as though she’s ready to move on. But in one terrifying night, everything changes. Liz's partner, Brody, appears in the form of a ghost. He's one of millions that have returned to hau Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Raleigh has lost everything: her job as a police detective, her partner, her fiancé, and her peace of mind. After a month of solitude at a cabin in the woods, she finally feels as though she’s ready to move on. But in one terrifying night, everything changes. Liz's partner, Brody, appears in the form of a ghost. He's one of millions that have returned to haunt their loved ones. Brody can't remember how he died and Liz is determined to keep the secret of it buried, for it means dredging up crushing memories. Along with him comes an unearthly forest purgatory that swallows up every sign of human civilization across the world. The woods are fraught with disturbing architecture and monstrous wolves hungry for human souls. Brody says he escaped from them and that the wolves are trying to drag him and others ghosts back. As winter closes in and chaos erupts across New England, Liz fights desolation, resurfacing guilt, and absolute terror as she tries to survive one of the most brutal winters she's ever seen.


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Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Raleigh has lost everything: her job as a police detective, her partner, her fiancé, and her peace of mind. After a month of solitude at a cabin in the woods, she finally feels as though she’s ready to move on. But in one terrifying night, everything changes. Liz's partner, Brody, appears in the form of a ghost. He's one of millions that have returned to hau Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Raleigh has lost everything: her job as a police detective, her partner, her fiancé, and her peace of mind. After a month of solitude at a cabin in the woods, she finally feels as though she’s ready to move on. But in one terrifying night, everything changes. Liz's partner, Brody, appears in the form of a ghost. He's one of millions that have returned to haunt their loved ones. Brody can't remember how he died and Liz is determined to keep the secret of it buried, for it means dredging up crushing memories. Along with him comes an unearthly forest purgatory that swallows up every sign of human civilization across the world. The woods are fraught with disturbing architecture and monstrous wolves hungry for human souls. Brody says he escaped from them and that the wolves are trying to drag him and others ghosts back. As winter closes in and chaos erupts across New England, Liz fights desolation, resurfacing guilt, and absolute terror as she tries to survive one of the most brutal winters she's ever seen.

45 review for The Wild Dark

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kim Napolitano

    I want to thank the author for gift of this ARC when it was one (it’s since been released). My review is my own. Purgatory has been unleashed and the ghosts are coming back into the world, bound to the with the people who means the most to them. Only they can see the ghostly soul that’s come back into their lives. For good or bad. This triggers an end of the world scenario where most of the worlds population are driven to madness, murder, suicide or capture by a thin government agency studying t I want to thank the author for gift of this ARC when it was one (it’s since been released). My review is my own. Purgatory has been unleashed and the ghosts are coming back into the world, bound to the with the people who means the most to them. Only they can see the ghostly soul that’s come back into their lives. For good or bad. This triggers an end of the world scenario where most of the worlds population are driven to madness, murder, suicide or capture by a thin government agency studying the “Illness”. Elizabeth “Liz” Raleigh holes up in a rustic cabin in back woods in remote New Hampshire to be alone after the death of her police partner Brody. Already stung by the break up with her fiancé Josh. Liz removes herself from contact from the world before she returns home to Maine. Soon she begins seeing someone around her cabin. No spoilers as the world begins to end and Liz is faced with almost impossible task of getting back to her home town and come to grips to what is happening, not only to her but by everyone she meets. At first, I was mildly annoyed but how much love story vibes I was getting here. The action is amazing, characters you care about, terrifying monsters but it seemed the story stayed so focused on these complicated internal relationships (especially if a ghost has become bound to you). You don’t know the WHY it’s happening. The Forest, ever edging closer, holds the answers. You don’t get these answers because book 2 is in the works. What you have is the framework and back story for a longer adventure. So when you’re reading, enjoy the ride your on for now and know more answers are coming. Add to your TBR, it’s worth it to take the time to leap into this journey . Enjoy!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Heather Miller

    Imagine this: you're hanging out alone in a cabin in the woods, trying to forget the truly awful events of your recent life, when out of nowhere comes: 1) a blizzard of Biblical proportions, 2) the ghost of your dead partner, 3) creepy Woods that take over the normal woods and creep across the country, 4) massive wolves seeking the souls of the dead but happy to snack on fhe flesh of the living, and 5) Oh yeah, hell has literally come to earth and society crumbles. . That's what you get in this massiv Imagine this: you're hanging out alone in a cabin in the woods, trying to forget the truly awful events of your recent life, when out of nowhere comes: 1) a blizzard of Biblical proportions, 2) the ghost of your dead partner, 3) creepy Woods that take over the normal woods and creep across the country, 4) massive wolves seeking the souls of the dead but happy to snack on fhe flesh of the living, and 5) Oh yeah, hell has literally come to earth and society crumbles. . That's what you get in this massive story, and it is crazy and intense and weird and brutal and Liz, the main character, goes through enough trauma, mentally, emotionally and GOOD LORD physically to kill a T-Rex ten times over and somehow she keeps going. . From the snow-buried woods of Maine to the bizarre monoliths of The Woods, through deserted towns and horrific secret government facilities, this story starts out with a bang and then snowballs in to a truly original post-apocalyptic tale in which absolutely nothing and no one can be trusted and then...leaves the reader hungry for more because IT'S THE FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES and there are so many questions still unanswered. . Ok, sorry, have to calm myself down now. . Anyway, this was a great story, horror and fantasy and a bit of sci-fi all rolled together into one great big ball of painful, bizarre, unbelievable goodness. I definitely will be reading the next one ASAP.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Renee S. DeCamillis

    Wow! The Wild Dark is an action packed page turner. Silva has created quite a crazy ride in this apocalyptic tale of soul-eating wolves and forests coming to life in ways you won't want to miss. Scene after scene will keep you guessing what insanity is coming next, what dangers lurk around the next dark corner of this savage new world. Join Liz, the strong female protagonist of The Wild Dark, as she faces every life-threatening challenge with a fierce will to survive and a heart driven to protec Wow! The Wild Dark is an action packed page turner. Silva has created quite a crazy ride in this apocalyptic tale of soul-eating wolves and forests coming to life in ways you won't want to miss. Scene after scene will keep you guessing what insanity is coming next, what dangers lurk around the next dark corner of this savage new world. Join Liz, the strong female protagonist of The Wild Dark, as she faces every life-threatening challenge with a fierce will to survive and a heart driven to protect others no matter what the cost.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Morgan Sylvia

    The Wild Dark is a wild ride! Kate Silva has written a page turner with echoes of King and Barker. A dark fairy tale in reverse, this story features a phantasmagoria of creepy beasts, haunted forests, all experienced by believable characters fighting their own personal demons. Curl up with this one on a cold autumn or winter night.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Pan | Book Reviews and Recommendations

    Put on your best shoes Dorothy cause we are off for a wild ride in the woods. Katherine Silva was awesome enough to send me a copy of her debut novel 'The Wild Dark' for review. The story follows Liz Raleigh, a woman who has literally run out of luck. Having lost her fiance, her job as a police detective and her partner, she is now on the verge of losing her mind as well. What was salvaged after a month of solitude and recollection at a cabin in the woods, will be turned upside down by a series Put on your best shoes Dorothy cause we are off for a wild ride in the woods. Katherine Silva was awesome enough to send me a copy of her debut novel 'The Wild Dark' for review. The story follows Liz Raleigh, a woman who has literally run out of luck. Having lost her fiance, her job as a police detective and her partner, she is now on the verge of losing her mind as well. What was salvaged after a month of solitude and recollection at a cabin in the woods, will be turned upside down by a series of supernatural events. It starts with Brody, her partner, who is back from the dead as a ghost. He is one of many that have returned to haunt their loved ones. Brody's return will unearth terrible hidden secrets, painful memories and pave the way for horrific events to follow. From that point onwards the story explodes into a wonderful, weird and mysterious terrifier that expands the boundaries of reality. The woods come alive, consuming the world as we know it while soul devouring wolves are roaming the land amidst brutal winter conditions. In this truly terrifying apocalyptic scenario, Liz must manage to stay sane and above all survive and save her soul. The author has managed to create the most original story I have read in 2021. The plot is tight, the characters beautifully penned and the story is grand, magical and utterly terrifying. Katherine Silva has the ability to portray the feelings of despair, loneliness and terror into beautiful scenes on a backdrop of isolation and tattoo a fantastic story so beep under the skin, that will stay with you for quite some time after reading. What keeps me in awe, is the way 'The Wild Dark' manages to keep you awake at night, not only because of the lovely horror, drama and suspense elements, but because each chapter propels you to read at least two more. With Katherine Silva I have found a new favorite author and a book that earned a rightful place in my top 5 novels of the year. A phenomenal book an a unique story. Makes me eager to devour the beautiful horrors the author will be offering in the future. 'The Wild Dark' is out on October 12th. Perfect for your Halloween fix.

  6. 5 out of 5

    E.J. Fechenda

    I have been a fan of Katherine Silva since The Monstrum Chronicles and I was thrilled to receive an ARC of The Wild Dark, which could also be aptly titled A Wild Ride because it truly is. From the first chapter you better buckle up as you won't want to put the book down. What I love about Katherine's writing is the rich prose and description, plus the use of the setting, from the harsh New England winters and dense, untamed forests, to really amplify the tension. Here's one example: "The mountain I have been a fan of Katherine Silva since The Monstrum Chronicles and I was thrilled to receive an ARC of The Wild Dark, which could also be aptly titled A Wild Ride because it truly is. From the first chapter you better buckle up as you won't want to put the book down. What I love about Katherine's writing is the rich prose and description, plus the use of the setting, from the harsh New England winters and dense, untamed forests, to really amplify the tension. Here's one example: "The mountains rose around me like chopped waves in a sea of trees. I could easily be lost in them, knowing that miles and miles of wilderness and its cracks and crevices separated me from the doldrums of my every day routines. This place had yawned open, allowing me inside its dark mouth to escape all else." Liz, the main character is strong even at moments where she is severely depleted. Her tenacity is admirable while her vulnerability makes her likable. There's an ambiguity to the story - is the world really going crazy or is it all in Liz's head? There were moments where I thought everything Liz was experiencing was a manifestation of her grief and guilt. Why is she plagued by grief and guilt? You'll have to read to find out. No spoilers here! The story quickly accelerates into a page-turning apocalyptic thriller that kept me up way past by bedtime. Reading while a pandemic is happening in the real world certainly contributes to the whole experience of entering this fictitious world that Silva has created.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I received an e-Galley ARC of The Wild Dark (Bk 1 of The Wild Oblivion), authored by Katherine Silva from Strange Wilds Press, for review consideration. Cover photos: Clément M., Sasha Freemind and Gauravdeep Singh Bansal/Unsplash. Cover design: Katherine Silva. Edited: Brenna Bailey-Davies. What follows below is my honest review freely given. I rated this novel 4 stars. Where we go, or what happens to us when we die, has been a question asked over again and again, countless answers abound. How I received an e-Galley ARC of The Wild Dark (Bk 1 of The Wild Oblivion), authored by Katherine Silva from Strange Wilds Press, for review consideration. Cover photos: Clément M., Sasha Freemind and Gauravdeep Singh Bansal/Unsplash. Cover design: Katherine Silva. Edited: Brenna Bailey-Davies. What follows below is my honest review freely given. I rated this novel 4 stars. Where we go, or what happens to us when we die, has been a question asked over again and again, countless answers abound. How tantalizingly fearsome and just shy of impossible to grasp when you have a title such as The Wild Dark that touches on the subject. I’d like to start off by stating how pleased I am to know there at least one more book planned. My mind at the end of this was exploded like a popped biscuit tube just a little bit from my trying to fit all the questions I had, not that I am complaining, the opposite in fact. It begins as all stories do, with the reader being brought in by the first words written down, in this case we are by the MC’s side as she gets spooked; so thrown right into the deep end, excellent (cue Mr. Burns meme). We know what the MC knows, even less in some areas because she would shy away from a memory at times, leaving the reader aware piecemeal of this tragic event that is haunting her. Other times there would be whole chapters giving us insight to this understood turning point, which I found myself eating up, wondering how they tied into the current time chapters. I also couldn’t help but wonder who, if anyone, would appear to me if this event were to happen right now, and how I would feel about it either way? There were some parts that felt too convenient for how everything came together, usually in just how the characters that needed to be around for the MC to interact with always seemed to be easily found plot wise. A lot of her confusion relied on her isolation during varies times in the novel, while this monumental and devastating event took place. So basic things would have been rendered moot: cell phone coverage being just one of them. But between cities the people she most would benefit from running into, she somehow manages to over and again. A little thing, but noticeable. The scenes in the forest, those have me filled with questions. Things began to move at a faster pace, as they often do, towards the end. They also seemed to go a bit sideways, more than they were already, which has me looking forward to book two.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Valerie

    Wow, I really enjoyed this story. My first time reading anything from this author and am so glad she has entered my reading radar! I love going into a story blind and the story picks you up and carries you along at the speed of light. This, for me, is a story of an apocalyptic world, survival, friendship and love. There is a total breakdown of society as we know it! Chaos, murder, looting go side by side with spirits, phantoms and ghosts. Something happens to the world through either a virus or c Wow, I really enjoyed this story. My first time reading anything from this author and am so glad she has entered my reading radar! I love going into a story blind and the story picks you up and carries you along at the speed of light. This, for me, is a story of an apocalyptic world, survival, friendship and love. There is a total breakdown of society as we know it! Chaos, murder, looting go side by side with spirits, phantoms and ghosts. Something happens to the world through either a virus or contagion that causes the veil between the living and the dead to fall. Some suffer psychotic episodes, violence and become paranoid while others are being visited by ghosts of loved ones or friends. The author gives us great characters, action, and an horrific/supernatural evil that enters our world. This leaves me wanting more!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Willey

    I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait to see what happens in the next one!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Valorie

    Very entertaining and a page turner! Reminds me of some of Stephen King’s early books. Won book in a Goodreads Giveaway.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    It took me a minute to get into it. Excited about the next in the series.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Julia C Lewis

    I will not rate as I did not finish. Just wasn't for me. I will not rate as I did not finish. Just wasn't for me.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alexis

    I enjoyed the premise and uncertainty of this book, but it needs an editor. Even reading it casually there were several errors that were pretty jarring.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Janine Pipe

  15. 4 out of 5

    zeliz

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kristy

  17. 4 out of 5

    Katie Skabelund

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tricia

  19. 5 out of 5

    Katherine Silva

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ann Silva

  21. 4 out of 5

    Valerie Harridge

  22. 5 out of 5

    Gwen

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sophie Leigh

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ceara Comeau

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rhonda Stefani

  26. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Adams

  27. 4 out of 5

    Amy

  28. 5 out of 5

    Michele

  29. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Trenary

  30. 5 out of 5

    Deborah Gerhart

  31. 5 out of 5

    Edward

  32. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Osborn

  33. 4 out of 5

    Zach Yancey

  34. 5 out of 5

    Connie Wilson

  35. 5 out of 5

    Madeline Mantis Malfoy

  36. 4 out of 5

    Micielle

  37. 5 out of 5

    Bella

  38. 4 out of 5

    Tracy Dishman

  39. 5 out of 5

    Bettye Short

  40. 4 out of 5

    Amy Wigand

  41. 4 out of 5

    Kerrianne

  42. 5 out of 5

    Kylie Corley

  43. 4 out of 5

    Beverly

  44. 5 out of 5

    Myr

  45. 5 out of 5

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