AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Wolf Hollow (A Lew Ferris Mystery) by Victoria Houston

Publication Date: January 11, 2022
Format: Audio
Genre:  Mystery/Thrillers
Narrators: Whitney Dykhouse

Publisher: Dreamscape Media
6 hours 27 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


It's mid-May in the tiny northwoods Wisconsin town of Loon Lake, and the fish are biting. But walleye isn’t the only thing on the hook. There are rumors that a precious vein of nickel and copper is buried on the property of wealthy Grace McDonough, and the drilling is about to begin. But not if environmentalist Pete Ferris can help it.

When Grace's twenty-four-year-old son, Noah, is caught in a sordid sex crime, police chief Lew Ferris makes the arrest. But a day later, Lew is stricken when her brother, Pete, turns up dead, a bloody pry bar found in the woods nearby. Then, Grace's body is discovered in a car at the bottom of a river—and Noah has vanished. Lew puts out a statewide APB, but before long, Noah is also found murdered on the McDonough property.

It's beginning to look like mother and son were killed by the same person. And when Lew learns that her brother had planned to file a lawsuit to prevent drilling for the sulfide mine, a key piece of the puzzle suddenly falls into place.

Lew is beginning to close in on the truth. But has the killer set his bait again, angling for his biggest catch yet?


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Police Chief Ferris finds herself with a mystery on her hands when two members of a family are found dead after deciding to sell drilling rights to their land.  Her brother, a nature conservationist is also found murdered and he was active in a lawsuit that would have tied the drilling up for years.  Little by little Lew pieces together the piece of the puzzle.  

Loon Lake is also a very big fishing community and Lew and avid fisher person and fly fishing guide spends a lot of her free time on the lake.  Since I'm not a big fisherman this just dragged on for me a bit. I didn't care about lures and the difference between bait fishing and lure fishing but I'm sure it has its audience.  The narration was well done and so was the mystery however Lew's reaction to her brothers death felt a bit off.  Yes she was determined to find the killer but she didn't seem as broken by it as one would assume.  Other than that I really enjoyed the characters but the story just wasn't for me. 

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