What people are saying about The Wolf Road

“Arresting … Lewis takes the reader on an odyssey that highlights the striking wilderness landscape and Elka’s grit”—Publishers Weekly

“An unrelenting psychological thriller of wilderness survival wrapped in a terrifying hide-and-seek game of trying to escape an unspeakable past.”—Booklist

“A white-knuckle trip through a gritty, frightening, and all-too-plausible post-apocalypse. You won’t know whether to root for or be afraid of heroine Elka, and you won’t be able to put the book down.”—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts

“A remarkable first novel that drew me in from page one. I was reminded of the beautiful savagery of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and the elegiac overtones of Dickey’s Deliverance while reading—but Lewis has crafted something completely unique here, carried so powerfully along by the voice of its indelible young narrator.”—Nick Cutter, author of The Troop

“Addictive and compelling..an apocalyptic thriller with a dark, horrible heart. It’s impossible not to root for Elka as she fights her way through a chilling — but disturbingly familiar — wasteland. “—Kelly Braffet, author of Save Yourself

“Stark and soulful, The Wolf Road is a brutal yet poignant journey into the truth of one girl’s origins in a shattered wilderness. It masterfully dances between the savagery of the wild and the raw, blunt humor of frontier logic. A rollicking, striking read.”—Robert Jackson Bennett, author of City of Stairs

“Dazzling…a literary thriller that weaves lush language and unforgettable characters into a genuine page-turner.” –Scott Hawkins, author of The Library at Mount Char

“What a voice Elka has, marvellously sustained.”— Rob Ewing, author of The Last of Us

“The Wolf Road is an extraordinary novel – dark and funny and full of wild energy. Elka is a brilliant creation – fierce and vulnerable at the same time. Her story and her voice pull you in from the first page and never let you go. Gripping and unforgettable.”— Antonia Hodgson, author of The Devil in the Marshalsea

The Wolf Road is published 30 June 2016 in the UK, 5th July in the US.

You can read the first chapter here

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