Twelve women. The arctic circle. One death.
Virginia Reeves, a trail guide, has brought over 400 people across the west in the 1850s.
Franklin, a mysterious benefactor, wants Virginia to guide twelve women to the arctic to search for several missing persons.
She has to trek across hardships and terrifying circumstances. Entwined with this tale is the aftermath – where Virginia is on trial (not all of the 12 women make it out alive).
Simultaneously she’s on trial during the “present” storyline for one count of kidnapping and murder.
As details are slowly revealed, her past comes back to haunt her. And she soon finds herself sinking…
To be honest, this one wasn’t nearly what I hoped. I wanted a really gritty survival and it just wasn’t it.
The characters felt bland, I couldn’t sink into the historical aspect of it. It wasn’t for me.
I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review