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5++ stars for Into the Fog by Michelle Godard-Richer #bookreview #thriller #isolationthriller

Title: Into the Fog

Author: Michelle Godard-Richer

Genre: Thriller, Isolation Thriller


Book Blurb: 


“With more than one mystery to solve, Into the Fog builds suspense with each turn of the page. If you’re looking for a surreal thriller to keep you reading late into the night, this is it.” Author Ivanka Fear

Ice fog descends upon Dickens, Alberta, growing thicker and thicker until Heidi Crawford can no longer see the coniferous forest and snow-capped mountains outside the windows of her Jeep. A huge four-legged shape moves in the mist. She slams on the brakes and squeezes her eyes shut.

When Heidi opens her eyes, the fog is gone, but so is her life as she knows it. Instead of forest and snow, she’s on a single street in a tiny town, trapped in a scorching hot desert away from her daughter Emma. And she isn’t alone. Fifteen strangers are trapped in Ghost Town and soon, they begin disappearing, one by one.

Michelle Godard-Richer's INTO THE FOG is an unputdownable, chilling isolation thriller about a single mother separated from her daughter and trapped with fourteen strangers — one of whom is a killer.


My Review: 


Driving through fog transports Heidi to a place called Ghost Town. Can she escape to find her way home or will she disappear forever? Into the Fog is an eerie thriller I couldn’t stop reading. The narration is reason enough to read this book. The world-building is exceptional. The characters, mainly Heidi, are realistic and bring the story to life. When I say Into the Fog is an unputdownable read that’ll make shivers run down your spine, I speak from experience.


Let’s start with the narration and POV. The narration is very detailed with deep POV. Essentially, the narration is from Heidi’s viewpoint and everything she sees and experiences is revealed to the reader. This is very effective because it allows the reader a narrow view of the story. The foreshadowing, twists, and emotion all stem from the narration. Brilliant, as always, from Michelle Godard-Richer.


The world-building is flawless. The whole premise of the fog and Ghost Town is crafted and executed through classic world-building techniques.


The writing is once again proof why I love this author. She’s got a gift for writing thrillers. She writes with an expert pen and has quietly become one of my favourite thriller authors. I look forward to reading more from her.


If you’re looking for an original isolation thriller, look no further than Into the Fog.


My Rating: 5++ stars


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Author Biography:


Michelle Godard-Richer is an award-winning thriller and horror author with an Honours Degree in Criminology from the University of Ottawa. She was named Best Canada Author of the Year by N.N. Light’s Book Heaven, earned a Crowned Heart from Ind’Tale Magazine, and is a finalist in the suspense/thriller category at the upcoming 2023 RONE Awards.

Her fascination with crime and human behavior, combined with a lifelong passion for the written word, led her to realize a childhood dream of becoming an author. She enjoys crafting strong protagonists and diabolical villains with realistic and believable characteristics while making their lives as complicated and dangerous as possible.

When she isn’t writing, you’ll find her in the garden or with her nose in a book. She lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta with her husband, two children, four dogs, and a cat.


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Reviewed by: Nancy


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