Once There Were Wolves By Charlotte McConaghy
Animal death, Domestic abuse, Rape
Sexual assault, Murder, Sexual violence
Scientist Inti Flynn arrives in the Scottish Highlands with a singular purpose: to reintroduce wolves into the forests. Her efforts to rewild the dying landscape, however, are met with fierce opposition from the locals, who fear for their safety and way of life. When a farmer is mauled to death, Inti decides to bury the evidence, unable to believe her wolves could be responsible. But if the wolves didn’t make the kill, is something more sinister at play? And will it happen again? Over the course of a cold year, Inti will take desperate action to save the creatures she loves, and, perhaps, save herself along the way–if she isn’t consumed by a wild that was once her refuge.
Once There Were Wolves is a story of violence and tenderness, about the healing power of nature and the rewilding of our spirits in a world that has lost so much.