In her career as a National Park Service Ranger, Anna Pigeon has had to deal with all kinds of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target, Elizabeth, is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts, leading up to the day when Heath, Elizabeth’s mother, discovers her in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Upon making this discovery, Heath calls in the cavalry—her aunt Gwen and her friend Anna Pigeon.
While they try to deal with the fragile state of affairs and find the person behind the harassment, the three adults decide the best thing to do is to remove Elizabeth from the situation. Since Anna is about to start her new post as Acting Chief Ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, the three will join her and stay at a house on a small island near the park—Boar Island.
But the move east doesn’t solve the problem, as the trio soon realizes the stalker has followed them to Boar Island. At the same time, Anna has barely arrived at Acadia before a brutal murder is committed by a killer uncomfortably close to her. Boar Island offers a brilliant intertwining of past and present, victims and killers—all in a compelling audiobook that could only come from Nevada Barr.
Listen to an excerpt of Nevada Barr’s Boar Island, read by Barbara Rosenblat: