When I first started blogging, I made it a mission to receive a book from Biblioasis, a publishing company in my hometown. So, when I was approached to read Boundary: The Last Summer by Andree A. Michaud, which is publishing today, I was absolutely thrilled! Andree A. Michaud is also a Canadian author, making this my Canadian read of the week.
This book was completely atmospheric. Michaud brilliantly captures the time period (1967) and the idyllic lifestyle of a beach town between the border of Canada and the States. The concept it itself was completely creepy; girls brutally murdered, found in hunting traps. Even that short description alone had my skin crawling. Told in majority through the eyes of a young girl as she watches the summer town crumble and the police work the case, this one started to remind me a little bit of Jaws. Obviously, there was no man-eating shark wreaking havoc, but the same paranoia and fear littered these pages; a town torn apart, great suspicion, danger looming and absolutely nowhere to turn.