Library Journal Review
DEBUT After their college graduation, inseparable friends Vicky, Ireland, Jenna, and Hope drifted apart. Almost 25 years later at their alma mater, Vicky, Ireland, and Jenna discover that their quartet is now a trio, as Hope had died of breast cancer. To honor her memory, the three embark on a hike through Oregon's Cascade Mountains, a trip Hope always wanted to take. But unforeseen events leave the women stranded without a guide or supplies on a mountainside during an early winter storm. As they revaluate their lives and relationships, Vicky, Ireland, and Jenna realize that their friend's death is also a metaphor for the hope they have lost in their personal and professional lives. VERDICT Nelson's fiction debut is a tension-filled tour de force of suspense and human emotions. Fans of Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild will love this. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.