High Country

High Country

Book - 2004
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When four young seasonal park employees at Yosemite National Park mysteriously vanish without a trace, Anna Pigeon is sent in to work undercover at the park's historical Ahwahnee Hotel to uncover the truth.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Wheeler Publishing, c2004
ISBN: 9781587246371
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Mystery Bar
Characteristics: 384 p. ; 24 cm


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Apr 09, 2011

In High Country, Anna Pigeon turns her hands to outright sleuthing. Still taking place in a National Park, this story finds Anna going undercover as a waitress (!!) in famous Yosemite Park’s fanciest lodge.
Yosemite’s head ranger is worried that a serial killer is stalking the area, with four young people inexplicably vanished from the park. Anna has been brought in to replace one of them, a waitress.
In some ways, I wonder whether this is an inevitable turn for Anna, since her continued closeness with death is becoming implausible even to her co-workers.

Well-written and outright scary in parts, this story more creeps me out about Yosemite rather than making me want to visit.
Similarly, our lovely Anna reveals hidden darkness as she fights for her life in the long climax of the story. As I pass my entry point to the Anna chronicles I wonder whether this should be the end of the tale – if going on too much longer will turn her into a Spenser for Hire or Nancy Drew trapped outside time.

Dec 30, 2010

Listened to audiobook version

Good storyline, well paced detective adventure.
Set in Yosemite National Park, about an undercover Ranger from another park investigating disappearances of 4 Yosemite Park employees.

A little long at 9.5 hrs.


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