The Loop by Nicholas Evans


Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I love books about the wilderness and especially if they involve wolves!  I picked this book up at our Friends of the Library Book Sale last year.

The only reason the book didn’t get a full five review was because I’m not a fan of romance in stories, this had just a tad too much BUT I still enjoyed the story as it does keep you turning the pages despite the mushy stuff!

The Loop takes place in Hope, Montana on a ranch, where now faces a conflict as they think wolves are starting to kill their cattle.  Now living in central Nebraska, I do fully understand the unfortunate human/animal conflict that can happen and sometimes there’s just nothing you can do to prevent it.

The story unfolds in Hope. In the nearby wilderness, a pack of reintroduced wolves – part of a government effort to restore wolf populations after they had been hunted to near extinction – are on the hunt.  The trouble is, Hope is a community of cattle ranchers, and any threat to their livestock and livelihood is taken seriously.  Into this fiercely self-sufficient little town comes Helen Ross: a wildlife biologist on a mission to track and protect the wolves, and to keep the locals’ growing anger at bay.

Helen also receives help from one of the ranchers sons, who learns of where these wolves have been living.  It becomes part of his daily routine to check on them and keep their location a secret.  He understands both sides of the problem, making it a tough path to choose between what’s right, wrong and what he or anyone has control over.

Available on Amazon – The Loop by Nicholas Evans


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