Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets is a tale of survival and the process of coming to terms with things that happened in the past.
In this story, we follow two perspectives; the woman who is lost, and the woman that is out searching. Both women have things from their past that weigh on their shoulders.
Let’s dive into my review!
My Thoughts on Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets
I found both of the main characters to be very interesting. I really enjoyed that the story started with high intensity and then backed up a bit to give us more backstory for each of them.
Like with most tales that have two perspectives, I definitely preferred one over the other. However, I still enjoyed each. They were written so wonderfully that they stood alone really well. The two tales also wove together perfectly, overlapping a bit in just the right places.
I thought it was really interesting to see how each of the women were still being held back in life by the problematic elements of their past. One story-line made my blood boil a bit, while the other made me so sad. About halfway through the book, I realized that my feelings about their pasts affected how I felt about them in the present, but even so I ended up really rooting for each character!
The pacing started off with a pretty high intensity, then slowed down to build up their backstories. There were a few side stories into each of the women’s pasts that helped the reader learn more. Those bits to me were the “slower” sections (I couldn’t help but rush them to get back to what was happening in the present!), but they really helped add depth to the tale.
The element of survival was terrifying. I couldn’t believe how strong Amy Raye was.
The search was wicked suspenseful. Each time Pru headed out with her dog, I kept hoping for good news.
I will have to leave off there; I don’t want to spoil it for you 🙂
My Favorite Passage from Breaking Wild
But the winds and the weather in these parts could turn as quickly as a car in slick pavement.
My Final Thoughts on Breaking Wild
Overall, a very suspenseful tale with two story-lines that worked so wonderfully together.
If you enjoy tales of survival with deeper personal plot points, then I highly recommend this to you!
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