Waiting for the Night Song by: Julie Carrick Dalton

Publication Date: January 12, 2021

About the Book: Cadie Kessler is a forestry researcher on the verge of an important discovery that could prevent costly damage to the very wilderness that is her safe haven. But when she gets an urgent message from her long-estranged best friend, Daniela Garcia, they must face a dark secret that ended both their idyllic childhood bond and the magical summer they shared over 25 years ago. Cadie must decide what she is willing to sacrifice to protect the people and the forest she loves, as drought, foreclosures, and wildfire spark tensions between displaced migrant farm workers and locals. 
“A killer, gorgeous debut that tackles love, racism and even climate change. Waiting for the Night Song will break your heart, leave you breathless and wanting more.” ―Rachel Barenbaum, bestselling author of A Bend in the Stars“Smart and searingly passionate…Waiting For The Night Song is an illuminating snapshot of nature, betrayal and sacrifices set in the evocative New Hampshire wilderness.” ―Kim Michele Richardson, award-winning author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

ABOUT THE AUTHOR As a Boston-based journalist, JULIE CARRICK DALTON has published more than a thousand articles in The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Hollywood Reporter, and other publications. She contributes to DeadDarlings, The Writer Unboxed, and GrubStreet’s writer’s blogs. Mom to four kids and two dogs, Julie also owns and operates a 100-acre organic farm in rural New Hampshire, the backdrop for Waiting for the Night Song, her debut. Her second novel, THE LAST BEEKEEPER, will be released in 2022. Learn more at https://juliecarrickdalton.com.

My Review:

This is a very interesting story. I have not read anything quite like this before. The author has combined science and mystery with a bit of cultural racism to make a story that touches your heart.

I did struggle a bit in the beginning to get into the science aspects of this story but once I did, I was hooked. I appreciated the social relationships that were woven throughout the story as well. I think that if you liked The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings and you enjoy a mystery story, this is for you.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

I received this ARC from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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