Once There Were Wolves

Once There Were Wolves

The instant NEW YORK TIMES bestseller

Summary

***New York Times Bestseller***

'So damn good. A page-turner that makes you think and has a huge emotional impact' Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation

A wild and gripping novel about one woman's quest to reintroduce wolves to the Scottish Highlands at any cost

Inti Flynn arrives in the Scottish Highlands with fourteen grey wolves, a traumatised sister and fierce tenacity.

As a biologist, she knows the animals are the best hope for rewilding the ruined landscape and she cares little for local opposition. As a sister, she hopes the remote project will offer her twin, Aggie, a chance to heal after the horrific events that drove them both out of Alaska.

But violence dogs their footsteps and one night Inti stumbles over the body of a farmer. Unable to accept that her wolves could be responsible, she makes a reckless decision to protect them. But if the wolves didn't make the kill, then who did? And can she trust the man she is beginning to love when he becomes the main suspect?

Propulsive and unforgettable, Once There Were Wolves is the spellbinding story of a woman desperate to save her family, the wild animals and the natural world she loves, at any cost.

'One of those very rare, special novels that changes you as you read' Laurie Frankel

Reviews

  • Blazing...Visceral...As McConaghy shows in this stunning book, the limits of language lead us to the limits of empathy
    Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times

About the author

Charlotte McConaghy

Charlotte McConaghy is the author of the international bestseller Migrations, a TIME Best Book of the Year and Amazon.com's Best Fiction Book of the Year for 2020, which is being translated into over twenty languages. She has both a Graduate Degree in Screenwriting and a Masters Degree in Screen Arts, and lives in Sydney, Australia.
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