Bishop by Candace Nola is a chilling and tense story of being lost in the forest during winter, where the cold isn’t the biggest threat that the characters are facing.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Bishop by Candace Nola
When Erin Rogers and her daughter, Casey, venture out into the woods of Alaska to hike and test out new equipment, they end up missing their return date. Fearing that there has been an accident or that they wandered off the path and got lost, a search party forms. The brother, Troy, not one to sit around and wait, comes out to join the search, calling upon a local legend of a man that he is told will be his best option for help.
This entire story is so tense. It is clear from the start that the situation is dire and the clock is ticking. We follow Troy’s perspective for a while, and the emotions readers will feel are right in line with his. The nervous and anxious atmosphere is thick. A few times, I found myself jiggling my leg like I was right next to Troy, sitting in the truck waiting to get out there. But when the storyline jumps to Erin and Casey, we go from anxious, to absolutely terrified.
There wasn’t a single page of this that I read that I wasn’t a ball of anxiety.
My Favorite Passages from Bishop
Couple of the men shrugged but Tony stepped forward.
“I’ve seen him once, big beast of a man. Quiet, moves like a predator, you don’t see him until he wants you to. Never smiles, barely comes near the town. I’ve never even heard him speak. He moves through these parts like a phantom, and he’s made it clear that he likes it that way. If you want a guide, I’ll do it. I’ve got a family and I would hate to be wasting time if it was them.”
Oddly shaped tracks, almost like a human foot with giant claws at the end, but much larger than a human. The sight of them made her heart drop into her stomach. Icy fingers of fear settled on her spine and slowly began to spread, the hairs on the back of her neck stood up as she looked at them.
Twilight was quickly vanishing as the sky began to grow darker. Shadows lengthened and deepened around them and soon the forest had transformed once more into an ominous presence, living and breathing around them, harboring more secrets beneath its canopy than most people would ever know.
My Final Thoughts on Bishop
Bishop is a book that I picked up and could not put down; devouring it just as quickly as the beast that dwells within these pages takes down a victim. This is a must-read for fans of horror set in isolated places where there are many things to fear.
I cannot recommend this one highly enough. Go pick this up today!
Shout out to Candace for sending me a signed copy! I’m so honored to have this one on my shelf!