Northwoods is the second book in a series by author Bill Schweigart based around cryptozoological creatures. Now I enjoy a good creature feature. It’s good honest fun. In Northwoods Ben and Lyndsay are summoned to investigate sighting of a creature. Meeting up with Alex Standingcloud they discover the horrors that Davis Holland from Customs and Boarder Patrol along with Sheriff Gil Ramsey gave discovered in Northwoods.
Creature features are the kind of books that I find hugely entertaining when well written. In this second installment by Bill Schweigart we get a well written novel. My main issue with the book is the developing characters of Ben and Lyndsay. This book is set about a year from the first installment, and I kind of feel like this story would have worked better if it had been set in a time frame nearer to the first book. It would have allowed the character development to flow better.
With Northwoods you definitely have to suspend disbelief when reading, as some of the characters reactions to events in the book do not feel altogether right. Because of this the character so not always feel easy to relate to. Now this is the second installment featuring Ben, Lyndsay and Alex, but we are introduced the the character of Davis, who as a character I actually prefer to the already established characters. I think this is because he seems a more well rounded character.
The plot is interesting and fast paced, but at some points seems to jump a little and it feels like there are sections missing. Some of the later parts of the book feel rushed, like the author could not wait to get to the end.
So how do I rate Northwoods?
Northwoods is a solid second installment, however as a result of the rushed plot and unrealistic responses from characters, I would rate this 3 stars.
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