Savaged is unlike any other Mia Sheridan’s that I have read so far!
It is rather a crime/mystery mixed with romance.
The opening scene begins in the night somewhere above a cliff where four little boys will be abruptly thrown into empty air with a question: Will you die today?
These four kids were obviously kidnapped and we’ll learn later that they were part of a sick scheme.
Throughout the story we will follow one of them Jack forced to do unspeakable things to survive, totally alone for years in the Montana’s wilderness.
Why was he thrown into this life? Who is he? Why him? To whatever ends?
Round and round these questions circled my mind while my heart broke so many times for that abandoned little boy.
Go back to present time on a crime scene.
The small town of Helena Springs has seen two murders by arrow in a few days and the person of interest is Lucas. A man looking like a caveman who happened to be close to the last crime scene.
Mark Gallagher freshly arrived from California is tasked with elucidating the crime. He’ll enroll Harper a local nature guide.
When Harper meets Lucas their connection is immediate. She just has to know that savage man who seems connected to her parents death years ago.
All these plot lines entertwine going from past to present and back again to form an intriguing story with the horror of what happened to these kids as a constant background.
This is a story of survival and resilience.
This is a story of madness and evil.
This is a story of new beginnings and hope.
This is a story of love and meeting your soul mate. That perfect someone who will love you whole animal and man alike.
Lucas has some perfume of Archer. He is a grown and powerful man, very smart but with the heart and soul of a child. He is innocent, boyish in a body oozing testosterones and pheromones. No wonder Harper could not resist him!
Harper also is a survivor. She is sweet, caring independent and…hurt as no one has wanted her when her parents died. Poor little girl forced to grow up between foster homes. Some awful and others less.
Both characters were deeply loveable and I loved trying to guess the mystery. I confess I did not find everything.
Recommend it? Yes!
Have you read other Mia Sheridan’s books?
Thanks for reading.