Hold the Dark, by William GiraldiRead about another entry on the list.
Set in the remote village of Keelut, Alaska, Giraldi’s violent, unnerving tale of vengeance is written in a language as fierce and merciless as the landscape its characters inhabit. When nature writer Russell Core finds himself summoned to Keelut to help recover the remains of a child snatched by wolves, Core discovers there’s more to the child’s death than anyone in the town is willing to reveal. Hold the Dark’s horror is not a supernatural one; instead, the true terror of the story is in the very human capacity for violence.
Writers Read: William Giraldi (September 2011).