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Book 2 for 2014 – Tamarack County -William Kent Krueger.

Tamarack County

Tamarack CountyBook  2 of 2014 is Tamarack County the 13th book in the great Cork O’Connor series from William Kent Krueger, This series and Karin Slaughter’s Grant County/WillTrent series just my be my two favorites. One of the reasons these series are at the top of my reading list is the development of the characters throughout the length of the series. Tamarack County certainly continues the development of Cork O’Connor and his family; daughter Jenny and grandson Waaboo, daughter Anne and son Steven. The story opens with the disappearance of Evelyn Carter, wife of the County Judge. Her car is found on a back road with the gas tank empty and no Evelyn. An unsuccessful hunt for her body turns up nothing,and after a bloody knife is found in the Judge’s garage, the thoughts of the police turn to murder.

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Book 30 – Northwest Angle – William Kent Krueger

So you know I love books that take mw to places I’ll never see or teach me things I didn’t know and Book 30 of 2011 Northwest Angle is one of them. Author William Kent Krueger set this book the 11th in the Cork O’Connor series in the area of Minnesota known as the Northwest Angle. This pennisula juts into the Lake of the Woods and is the farthest point north in the lower 48 states. You can not reach this piece of the United States by land without going through Canada! It can of course be reach by air or water, and by by water is how the O’Connor clan got there. As the novel begins Cork O’Connor has brought his family together daughters Jenny and Anne and son Stephen and his sister-in-law Rose and husband Mal to the Lake of the Woods on a houseboat for a restful family vacation. On the day Jenny’s boyfriend Aaron is set to arrive, Cork takes Jenny on a side trip to an island he once visited with his spiritual guide Henry Meloux. The island has pictographs of Ojibwe children on the cliffs of the island. But soon the day turns tragic as an unexpexted “Derecho” hits the area. A derecho is another thing that I didn’t know about. It is a powerful storm a bowed line of thunderstorms with wind speeds of a hurricane and causes massive destruction. A derecho hit the Northwest Angle area in July of 1999 you can read about it here. Soon Cork and Jenny are seperated and Jenny lands on an island and finds shelter after the storm she finds a cabin that has been mostly destroyed by the storm a young mother lies dead in the cabin a search of the cabin reveals

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