In the Forest of Harm

In the Forest of Harm

by Sallie Bissell
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In the Forest of Harm 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This scared me to death. I just couln't put it down. Not something I would normally read but so glad I did. I think she is a wonderful author.
Lojie More than 1 year ago
. The story was not realistic. Injuries to characters would have been disabling, but it was entertaining. I would not be likely to recommend it to friends.
Annie-B More than 1 year ago
I have read one other Mary Crow book before this one and I liked it, which is why I begin now with the first of the series, IN THE FOREST OF HARM. This is an author who really knows how to write. The story is graphic in spots (sexual assault), but Bissell handles the telling of the brutal attack, and the journey it forces Mary and her friends to undertake, really well. I'll keep reading the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been a long time that I've read a book straight through without putting it down. In the Forest of Harm holds your interest and keeps you waiting for the next fearsome monster hiding around in the mountains. Three strong women brave the dangers and emerge victorious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every woman's worst nightmare! Yhis is a heart thumper novel. Excellent plot, writing flows, characters totally believable. Cant wait to get into the next mary crow novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A hard-to-put-down debut novel. Characters were realistic and setting was great. Lots of non-stop action. Hope it's the first of many Mary Crow books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put this down!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The good news is that the descriptions of the rugged mountain wilderness are terrific. Also compelling is the author's truly scary depiction of the half-whacko mountain man. The bad news is that Ms. Bissell, who claimed in an interview that she tries to avoid cliches, falls into the biggest cliche trap of all: the 'necessity' of having a love interest available for the heroine. Why do so many writers (particularly women) feel that the lead female can have validity only if there is a handsome, improbably-eligible male in her life? As soon as Mary Crow walked into the country store and saw her old lover, whose smile sends 'the blood sizzling to her brain' (Puh-LEEZE) I could have predicted the story ending - and I wasn't wrong. What could have been a gutsy, feminist 'Deliverance' just turns into another damsel-in-distress tale - slightly upscale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book would be another one like Jan Burke's Bones. Quite the opposite. The heroine does a good job, but the violence is gratuitous and in no way helps leads to any conclusions about who the murderer of one of the main characters is. Leaves an unfinished taste in your mouth, if you are not already green from the broken bones, faces, etc.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the highly visible and dangerously charged Calhoun 'Handsome Cal' Whitman murder trial, Atlanta assistant District Attorney Mary Crow attains the homicide conviction. After a particularly ugly final courtroom scene on the part of Cal, Mary returns for the first time in over a decade to her childhood home in Little Jump Off, North Carolina to complete unfinished business. Mary needs closure on the rape-murder of her beloved mother Martha twelve years ago. Accompanying Mary on her hiking trip is friends Alexandra McCrimmon and Joan Marchetti.

However, the camping sojourn turns dangerous as a local individual and Cal's brother attack the three women. As the violence against the trio of females increase, Mary and her cohorts know they must fight back to survive.

IN THE FOREST OF HARM is a distaff version of DELIVERANCE. The story line is exciting and the relationships between the three women is idealistically beautiful yet seemingly genuine. The two predators perform their attacks in a near perfect way as they try to trap their prey. However, those supermen like abilities of the two males add energy and action to a non-stop thriller that should make Sallie Bissell a household name.

Harriet Klausner