A Wolf in the Woods: An Ozarks Mystery

A Wolf in the Woods: An Ozarks Mystery

by Nancy Allen


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ISBN-13: 9780062438799
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Series: Ozarks Mysteries Series , #4
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 150,312
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Nancy Allen practiced law for 15 years as Assistant Missouri Attorney General and Assistant Prosecutor in her native Ozarks. She tried over 30 jury trials, including murder and sexual offenses, and is now a law instructor at Missouri State University.

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A Wolf in the Woods: An Ozarks Mystery 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good character and plot development
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the charaters and the setting. Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read anything by this author before. Now I'm looking for another one by her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd like a follow up to Wolf in the Woods to know what happens to Elsie since she is pregnant
SherryF More than 1 year ago
Ice by Lauren Carr has such a cool cover, but it is her stories that make her a must read author for me. I was hooked right out of the gate, with the sweet and fun kids, the retired service dogs, a female rabbit named Thor, who thinks she’s a dog, a book club of retired law enforcement officers who love reading mysteries and suspense novels, then tearing them apart…but the book club segued to so much more. Lauren Carr includes so many wonderful elements in her stories, and makes each one a separate and unique experience. Doris…I know Chris is the main character and all the others are just as important to the story and lovable (or hateable) in their own way…but, Doris, a manipulative mother with a magic touch. And Sterling, a German Shepherd forced to retire because he couldn’t pass a psych evaluation. Goofy? I just think he has tons of personality. Lauren Carr also has a way with dialogue, snappy and fun, filling me with chuckles and laughs, even as we work to solve the murders and mysteries. “Bad news, Bell.” “Matheson’s lawer’s here,” the deputy sheriff said with a sigh. “Worse. His mother.” Rodney’s eyes were as wide as the deputy’s when he looked across the table at him. “You called your mother?” Chris Mattheson is 46 years old. To some he is old, to others he is young. Depends on which group of characters he happens to be hanging with. The entire scene is hilarious, but I just wanted to give you a taste. Don’t mess with Doris! Lauren Carr’s books are always hard for me to rate. I consider them cozy mysteries over the heavy thriller and suspense stories I read. Most of the time I rate cozies in the 3 to 4 range. I love my books darker and grittier…BUT I could not put the book down and the cast of characters and the storyline I feel are above and beyond the norm, and I can hardly wait to read more, so 5 stars it is. I am so excited to have A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery series to add to my Lauren Carr reading list. I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Ice by Lauren Carr.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In A Wolf In The Woods, the fourth book in the Ozarks Mysteries Series, author Nancy Allen once again draws upon her professional legal experience to weave a riveting legal thriller that captivates the reader's attention from beginning to end. Set in the small town of Barton, Missouri, in the heart of the Ozarks, the reader follows Assistant Prosecutor Elsie Arnold as she aggressively pursues a predator who targets the town's teenage girls with a ruse of an online modeling agency that is really a front for human sex trafficking. The author transports the reader into the small Ozark town of Barton with its close-knit townspeople and its many dark secrets. Assistant Prosecutor Elsie Arnold views an online modeling agency's website and the selfie of the agent, a dark-haired man with a tattoo on his neck, has alarm bells ringing in her head, that goes into overdrive when she stumbles upon the discovery that local teenage girls are disappearing. When Elsie's boyfriend Detective Bob Ashlock and the FBI dismiss her concerns, Elsie embarks on her own investigation even though danger lurks around the corner, especially when she finds her own life at risk! A Wolf In The Woods is a fast-paced, multi-layered, gripping, and complex story that has a great mixture of intrigue, romance, violence, suspenseful twists and turns, and enough drama that will leave the reader breathless. The reader is taken on one hell of an emotional roller coaster ride as they follow Elsie on her latest investigation, as she is determined to seek justice in a convincing and brutally honest style where no one is left unscathed. If you are a fan of legal thrillers, then I would highly recommend reading the Ozarks Mysteries Series!
ReadingLover25 More than 1 year ago
When Assistant Prosecutor Elsie Arnold finds out that young girls have been disappearing, her curiosity begins an investigation that lands with a connection to an online modeling agency. With no one to believe in the connection, Elsie relies on an assaulted girl named Mandy who escaped to find the missing girls and those behind it. While trying to work with uncooperative Mandy, another young girl goes missing. With no help from anyone and no facts, Elsie takes matters into her own hands but ends up being the captor’s newest prey. A Wolf In The Woods was captivating, thrilling and addicting. I finished this book rather quickly because I could not put it down! I loved Elsie she was such a brave, strong and determined woman who had a huge heart. 5 out of 5 stars!