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The Wild Inside A Haunting Crime Novel Set In Glacier National Park About A Man Who Finds Himself At Odds With The Dark Heart Of The Wild And The Even Darker Heart Of Human NatureIt Was A Clear Night In Glacier National Park Fourteen Year Old Ted Systead And His Father Were Camping Beneath The Rugged Peaks And Starlit Skies When Something Unimaginable Happened A Grizzly Bear Attacked Ted S Father And Dragged Him To His DeathNow, Twenty Years Later, As Special Agent For The Department Of The Interior, Ted Gets Called Back To Investigate A Crime That Mirrors The Horror Of That Night Except This Time, The Victim Was Tied To A Tree Before The Mauling Ted Teams Up With One Of The Park Officers A Man Named Monty, Whose Pleasant Exterior Masks An All Too Vivid Knowledge Of The Hazardous Terrain Surrounding Them Residents Of The Area Turn Out To Be Suspicious Of Outsiders And Less Than Forthcoming Their Intimate Connection To The Wild Forces Them To Confront Nature, And Their Fellow Man, With Equal Measures Of Reverence And RuthlessnessAs The Case Progresses With No Clear Answers, Than Human Life Is At Stake Including That Of The Majestic Creature Responsible For The Attack Ted S Search For The Truth Ends Up Leading Him Deeper Into The Wilderness Than He Ever Imagined, On The Trail Of A Killer, Until He Reaches A Shocking And Unexpected Personal ConclusionAs Intriguing And Alluring As Bestselling Crime Novels By CJ Box, Louise Penny, And William Kent Krueger, As Atmospheric And Evocative As The Nature Writing Of John Krakauer And Cheryl Strayed, The Wild Inside Is A Gripping Debut Novel About The Perilous, Unforgiving Intersection Between Man And Nature

  • Paperback
  • 404 pages
  • The Wild Inside
  • Christine Carbo
  • English
  • 06 October 2018
  • 1476775451

About the Author: Christine Carbo

Christine Carbo is the author of The Wild Inside, Mortal Fall, The Weight of Night, and A Sharp Solitude all from Atria Books Simon and Schuster and a recipient of the Womens National Book Association Pinckley Prize, the Silver Falchion Award and the High Plains Book Award After earning a pilot s license, pursuing various adventures in Norway, and working a brief stint as a flight attendant, she got an MA in English and linguistics and taught college level courses She still teaches, in a vastly different realm, as the owner of a Pilates studio A Florida native, she and her family live in Whitefish, Montana Find outat ChristineCarbo.com.


10 thoughts on “The Wild Inside

  1. says:

    The Wild Inside is an excellent debut novel with a unique and very sympathetic protagonist.As a fourteen year old boy in the Fall of 1987, Ted Systead went camping with his father in Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana While the two of them slept that night, a large grizzly bear attacked their tent, dragged Systead s father away and mauled him to death Fortunately, the bear did not return to attack Ted, but the boy, though physically safe, was very badly traumatized by the episode.Tw The Wild Inside is an excellent debut novel with a unique and very sympathetic protagonist.As a fourteen year old boy in the Fall of 1987, Ted Systead went camping with his father in Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana While the two of them slept that night, a large grizzly bear attacked their tent, dragged Systead s father away and mauled him to death Fortunately, the bear did not return to attack Ted, but the boy, though physically safe, was very badly traumatized by the episode.Twenty years later, Ted Systead is still haunted by the events of that night He now lives in Denver and works as a Special Agent for the Department of the Interior, investigating crimes that occur in the national park system But when he s assigned to lead a death investigation in Glacier National Park, he s forced to confront not only a complex criminal case, but the personal demons he still harbors inside as well.The victim of the crime is a low life meth addict named Victor Lance Lance was found duct taped to a tree in the park and shot While he was still alive and unable to defend himself, a grizzly bear found him and finished off the job that the killer had left undone.The fact that the death was so horrific, that it occurred in Glacier, and that a grizzly was involved, all hit a bit too close to home for Systead, and at times seem to compromise his ability to function effectively He s also hampered by a lack of evidence, by uncooperative witnesses, and by a park supervisor who sconcerned about avoiding bad publicity than he is in assisting the investigation But Systead forges ahead, determined to see justice done, no matter the personal and other obstacles that confront him.Carbo, who lives in Whitefish, Montana, obviously knows the park, the surrounding area and the people of the region very well She s at her best in describing the great scenic beauty of the park as well as the small and sometimes not so scenic communities that surround it Many of the people of the area are loners, suspicious of outsiders, and are especially wary of federal authorities Sad to say, there is an ongoing problem with meth and other drugs in northwestern Montana, and Carbo doesn t shy away from showing us the toll that drug abuse is taking on these people and their communities The end result is a gripping story that explores both the wilderness of the natural world and that of the human psyche Readers will finish the book looking forward eagerly to Carbo s next effort

  2. says:

    Is anyone else suspicious about the number of reviews that include the phrase debut novel in the first sentence I m very surprised by the high number of good reviews for this book It is not well written The dialogue and characters are incredibly cliche and for a book about murder and bear maulings, it really drags The book has a strong premise an investigator returns to the national park where his father was mauled and killed by a grizzly bear to solve a similar murder but it just complete Is anyone else suspicious about the number of reviews that include the phrase debut novel in the first sentence I m very surprised by the high number of good reviews for this book It is not well written The dialogue and characters are incredibly cliche and for a book about murder and bear maulings, it really drags The book has a strong premise an investigator returns to the national park where his father was mauled and killed by a grizzly bear to solve a similar murder but it just completely falls down in execution I felt like I was reading a very poor rendition of an episode of Justified no disrespect to that show, it is farnuanced and articulate than this book The author spends a lot of time explaining the feelings and interior life of our main character with half baked metaphors and stale sentiments, while also over writing the action i.e., instead of he got in the car, she ll write he headed down the driveway on his way to get in the car, then got in Could have used a good strong edit

  3. says:

    The Hook I really should keep better notes Maybe I really ought to give myself a break I like my reading to be pleasurable and often spontaneous, so, it s ok that I don t know how I happened to pick this book, The Wild Inside but I m glad I did If I had to guess, I think the cover probably attracted me The wilderness setting, and the lone posture of the grizzly in the barren landscape have appeal You can feel the cold and the sense of foreboding It s also the first in a series by Christine The Hook I really should keep better notes Maybe I really ought to give myself a break I like my reading to be pleasurable and often spontaneous, so, it s ok that I don t know how I happened to pick this book, The Wild Inside but I m glad I did If I had to guess, I think the cover probably attracted me The wilderness setting, and the lone posture of the grizzly in the barren landscape have appeal You can feel the cold and the sense of foreboding It s also the first in a series by Christine Carbo Perhaps that s what caught my eye If one of my GR friends recommended it all I can say is thank you.The LineWe come into the world alone, unlike all who have gone before us we leave it alone under circumstances peculiar to ourselves The Sinker Meet Ted Systead, Special Agent for the Department of the Interior He is called to Glacier National Park to investigate the death of a man duck taped to a tree Leaving someone to this fate would be bad enough but the gruesomeness of the crime is soon apparent The man has been attacked by a grizzly and whether he was alive or dead, it remains to be determined Certainly not a pretty sight to see In itself, this death would be hard enough for anyone to stomach, but consider that when Ted was fourteen his father was killed by a grizzly in this same park while on a fishing outing with Ted Ted managed to live to tell the tale but as would be expected, there is baggage This is a very descriptive story, not only does the park and its surroundings jump off the page, allowing you to experience the wilderness to its fullest, there are also very well drawn, interesting character studies of the major players to get to know and care about And the grizzly, so much a part of the story, cannot be forgotten Though the book was a bit long, I did enjoy every minute of it It made me want to grab my hat and explore the great outdoors even if I d prefer a warmer clime Not for the squeamish be warned it can be brutal at times.Bring on book two

  4. says:

    I love the writing for this atmospheric mystery set in Glacier Natl Park The pace seems realistic in that things don t happen quickly and require painstaking detective work, false leads, interviewing and follow up So, it s not a thriller page turner, but I was lulled in by the characters,especially the introspective detective, and enchanted by the lonely,empty feel of the wilderness of Montana in the off season.

  5. says:

    This book seemed to check all the boxes for me nature, wildlife, national parks, and mysteries There aren t enough books in that genre for me.I ll let others summarize the plotline It held my interest because of its multi layered dynamics Everyone had a heavy backstory It makes one think of the immense weight we carry within from the impact of earlier life situations We never quite broker the opportunity to set it all down.Christine Carbo has really done her research from all aspects I di This book seemed to check all the boxes for me nature, wildlife, national parks, and mysteries There aren t enough books in that genre for me.I ll let others summarize the plotline It held my interest because of its multi layered dynamics Everyone had a heavy backstory It makes one think of the immense weight we carry within from the impact of earlier life situations We never quite broker the opportunity to set it all down.Christine Carbo has really done her research from all aspects I did find the number of characters to be a bit off putting Carbo s story is splayed out like an outstretched hand never giving away any of its secrets until the end That s why I didn t have the feel for a suspense novel There didn t seem to be the build up that was expected except for the character of Ted It wasof a study of human nature and untangling it from its grip on all situations within.It is my hope that Carbo will follow the character of Ted in her next offering It would make a great series with an abundance of story opportunities as wide as Glacier National Park

  6. says:

    Wow A brilliant debut novel I don t ordinarily use the description for a book in writing my reviews but this is such an original story line and setting that I can t describe it any better than the books given introduction So I ll start with that A haunting crime novel set in Glacier National Park about a man who finds himself at odds with the dark heart of the wild and the even darker heart of human nature.It was a clear night in Glacier National Park Fourteen year old Ted Systead and his f Wow A brilliant debut novel I don t ordinarily use the description for a book in writing my reviews but this is such an original story line and setting that I can t describe it any better than the books given introduction So I ll start with that A haunting crime novel set in Glacier National Park about a man who finds himself at odds with the dark heart of the wild and the even darker heart of human nature.It was a clear night in Glacier National Park Fourteen year old Ted Systead and his father were camping beneath the rugged peaks and starlit skies when something unimaginable happened a grizzly bear attacked Ted s father and dragged him to his death.Now, twenty years later, as Special Agent for the Department of the Interior, Ted gets called back to investigate a crime that mirrors the horror of that night Except this time, the victim was tied to a tree before the mauling Ted teams up with one of the park officers a man named Monty, whose pleasant exterior masks an all too vivid knowledge of the hazardous terrain surrounding them Residents of the area turn out to be suspicious of outsiders and less than forthcoming Their intimate connection to the wild forces them to confront nature, and their fellow man, with equal measures of reverence and ruthlessness.As the case progresses with no clear answers,than human life is at stake including that of the majestic creature responsible for the attack Ted s search for the truth ends up leading him deeper into the wilderness than he ever imagined, on the trail of a killer, until he reaches a shocking and unexpected personal conclusion.As intriguing and alluring as bestselling crime novels by C.J Box, Louise Penny, and William Kent Krueger, as atmospheric and evocative as the nature writing of John Krakauer and Cheryl Strayed, The Wild Inside is a gripping debut novel about the perilous, unforgiving intersection between man and nature Well, that about sums it up Christine Carbo has written a brilliant, spellbinding, and chilling debut that left me completely breathless and awestruck I love Glacier National Park s police officer Monty Harris I ve already started Mortal Fall, the second book in this series Highly recommended

  7. says:

    A special agent is sent to the area in Montana, where he grew up as a boy, to solve a murder mystery set in the woods of Glacier National Park The key players either don t remember him or are unaware of a tragedy he suffered there as a boy He must find a killer while trying to deal with his old demons, who are again rearing their ugly heads For me Christine Carbo s caliber of writing is somewhere below C J Box but way above Nevada Barr, parts of the story felt like fill Many suspects kept A special agent is sent to the area in Montana, where he grew up as a boy, to solve a murder mystery set in the woods of Glacier National Park The key players either don t remember him or are unaware of a tragedy he suffered there as a boy He must find a killer while trying to deal with his old demons, who are again rearing their ugly heads For me Christine Carbo s caliber of writing is somewhere below C J Box but way above Nevada Barr, parts of the story felt like fill Many suspects kept me guessing but R.C Bray s narrative was the hero

  8. says:

    Nothing wrong with this book I m just not into detective type crime novels Too many books, too little time to read something that doesn t captivate you.If you like crime novels, check this one out though Complex male lead with a tragic history that is coming back to haunt him in his current case Kinda wish I liked this genre

  9. says:

    This is a great debut novel I will be watching this author Afleshed out review closer to release date But if you enjoy thrillers in wild natural settings, then this book is for you.

  10. says:

    This was definitely a great debut novel I really couldn t believe that it was a debut The main character talked about cases in the past that he had handled and I seriously thought it was a sequel to a series The writing is awesome with a lot of emotion from Ted coming to light Especially as he was a forest ranger working in forests where there are Grizzlies This is certainly true dependent on the fact his father was killed by one I thought the story was pretty good for the most part but th This was definitely a great debut novel I really couldn t believe that it was a debut The main character talked about cases in the past that he had handled and I seriously thought it was a sequel to a series The writing is awesome with a lot of emotion from Ted coming to light Especially as he was a forest ranger working in forests where there are Grizzlies This is certainly true dependent on the fact his father was killed by one I thought the story was pretty good for the most part but there were several times when the author kept letting us into his head that I think slowed down the pace too much The ending where Ted worked things out in his mind I thought was a weird way to end a mystery book, but it actually worked for me.This was a gruesome crime and there were several instances of gut wrenching crimes that the victim committed, so be prepared for that I m talking cruelty to animals, so beware of that It wasn t enough to have me wrenching, but it did make me dislike the victim evenThis was a very well written book with great character development and a suspect who you will never guess did it Thanks Atria and Net Galley for this free e galley in exchange for an honest review I truly enjoyed it and definitely recommend it

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