Hold the Dark by William Giraldi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ok, the ending? I was surprised: didn't see that one coming. Looking back, I probably should have (there were clues... I just ignored them). Alaska really does seem like a different place, with a very different view of 'outsider' than the rest of the forty-eight. Cheeon and Vernon's friendship was... words fail me. How anyone does what Cheeon does because of friendship? Surely there was more. As for Cole and Marium, I liked the partnership.
In a weird way this reminded me of Haruf's work because the writing was relatively sparse. No lengthy passages of explication, instead there's a lot held back that adds to the tension and atmosphere.
ARC provided by publisher.