Four years ago Krissy Mathews disappeared. When she returns it is through the doors of her hometown's hospital with a lifeless child in her arms and a man she refers to as her husband. He is charged with kidnapping and Krissy must deal with the Stockholm syndrome that developed from the twisted abuse she suffered while isolated in a mountain cabin experiencing what believed to be true love. That's the gist of Shelby Cain's debut novel, Mountain Girl (Oolichan Books 2016). Raised in Cranbrook, Cain now lives an hour away in Fernie where she writes a monthly column entitled "Family Stroke"; for Fernie Fix magazine.


Mountain Girl (Oolichan Books 2016) $22.95, ISBN 978-0-88982-315-0

[BCBW 2016]