The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland by Nicolai Houm
Jane Ashland wakes up in the middle of the Norwegian woods alone during a storm without food or water. She doesn’t know where she is, has no means of communication and doesn’t know if her companion is coming back for her. She is utterly alone. This is the story of how she came to be there.
Everything I had read about this book led me to believe it was a suspense novel. I guess it is in a way but it was more a study of grief and the way it affects Jane Ashland emotionally. She makes awful choices and bad decisions because of her overwhelming grief. But as one of the taglines for the book says: Even those who have lost everything, still have something to lose.
Suspense readers will want to look elsewhere but those looking for a character study of how one woman suffers through heartbreak and sorrow will find a unique perspective here.