When Rachael Innis disappears on a stormy night somewhere along an isolated, deserted highway in Arizona, her husband Will and daughter Devlin are faced with the anguish of not knowing her fate. And if Will’s loss and uncertainty aren’t enough to drive him to desperation, the fact that his daughter is weak and possibly dying with cystic fibrosis, and that the authorities have begun to suspect him of Rachael’s apparent murder, is. So, in the middle of the night, Will and Devlin disappear as well.
Five years later in southwestern Colorado FBI agent Kalyn Sharp shows up on Will and Devlin’s doorstep. Surprisingly, she doesn’t want to arrest Will, but rather to enlist his help. It seems that Rachael is not the only one to disappear under exactly the same circumstances. Their quest for answers leads them into the wilds of Alaska where, if the weather or the wolves don’t get you, something even worse just might.
Crouch has fashioned a premise that plays on readers’ most primal fears. The author throws together a very fit and prepared professional FBI agent with a geeky web designer and a sickly 16-year-old, then pits them against a group of cold-blooded villains in the middle of nowhere with Ma Nature and a blizzard to muddy the outcome. Snowbound is a gripping read for thriller fans.