These Silent Woods
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Kimi Cunningham Grant
A father and daughter living in the remote Appalachian mountains must reckon with the ghosts of their past in Kimi Cunningham Grant's These Silent Woods, a mesmerizing novel of suspense.No electricity, no family, no connection to the outside world.For eight years, Cooper and his young daughter, Finch, have lived in isolation in a remote cabin in the northern Appalachian woods. And that's exactly the way Cooper wants it, because he's got a lot to hide. Finch has been raised on the books filling the cabin’s shelves and the beautiful but brutal code of life in the wilderness. But she’s starting to push back against the sheltered life Cooper has created for her—and he’s still haunted by the painful truth of what it took to get them there.The only people who know they exist are a mysterious local hermit named Scotland, and Cooper's old friend, Jake, who visits each winter to bring them food and supplies. But this year, Jake doesn't show up, setting off an irreversible chain of events that reveals just how precarious their situation really is. Suddenly, the boundaries of their safe haven have blurred—and when a stranger wanders into their woods, Finch’s growing obsession with her could put them all in danger. After a shocking disappearance threatens to upend the only life Finch has ever known, Cooper is forced to decide whether to keep hiding—or finally face the sins of his past.Vividly atmospheric and masterfully tense, These Silent Woods is a poignant story of survival, sacrifice, and how far a father will go when faced with losing it all.
Kimi Cunningham Grant
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 There seems to be the impression this is a thriller. It is not. It’s contemporary fiction with some mild suspense. I loved it for what it was. Beautiful writing, compelling story, atmospheric setting and quiet melancholic tone. It wrapped up way too neatly at the end though. "
"Loved this book so much! "
"Loved the story, loved the character. You feel their joys and pains in the story. Wonderful book. Many Twists I didn’t see coming 5/5"
"I loved this story of a father and daughter living alone in the middle of the forest. Secrets define their journey, and the daughter is now at an age where she must know the truth. Circumstances force those secrets to light sooner than expected. Will their life change forever or is there a way to preserve their treasured existence? "