Breaking Wild

  • by Diane Les Becquets
  • Narrated by Therese Plummer, Saskia Maarleveld
  • 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In captivating prose, Diane Les Becquets tells the story of one woman missing in the Colorado wilderness and another bent on discovering the missing woman's whereabouts in an unforgettably moving and thrilling literary debut.
It is the last weekend of the season for Amy Raye Latour to get away. Driven to spend days alone in the wilderness, Amy Raye, mother of two, is compelled by the quiet and the rush of nature. But this time, her venture into a remote area presents a different set of dangers than Amy Raye has planned for, and she finds herself on the verge of the precarious edge that she's flirted with her entire life.
When Amy Raye doesn't return to camp, ranger Pru Hathaway and her dog respond to the missing person call. After an unexpected snowfall and few leads, the operation turns into a search and recovery. Pru, though, is not resigned to that. The more she learns about the woman for whom she is searching, and about Amy Raye's past, the more she suspects that Amy Raye might yet be alive. Pru's own search becomes an obsession for a woman whose life is just as mysterious as the clues she has left behind.
As the novel follows Amy Raye and Pru in alternating threads, Breaking Wild assumes the white-knuckled pace of a thriller laying bare Amy Raye's ultimate reckoning with the secrets of her life and Pru's dogged pursuit of the woman who, against all odds, she believes she can find.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Rampant animal cruelty. Unsympathetic characters.

Really disliked one of the most important characters. Hard to finish, had to skip parts due to animal torture. Narrator was good.
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- Lori Walker

Not a mystery; just bad storytelling.

Could have been a good book. This seems more like a story idea first draft in need of major revisions. I stuck with it hoping the author would hit her stride, but instead she fell flat. Characters weren't developed in a way that worked for this story. Having two perspectives could have worked, but didn't because the author didn't want the reader to know what was happening with the missing character in order to maintain the illusion of a mystery. A more skilled writer could have made this work.

Kudos to the narrators, they made the story sound appealing. I never would have continued to listen as long as I did if the narrators hadn't been so good.
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- T.L.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-09-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books