Black Heart on the Appalachian Trail

Black Heart on the Appalachian Trail

Paperback - 2012
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In the vast wilderness of the Appalachian Trail, three hikers are searching for answers. Taz Chavis, just released from prison, sees the thru-hike as his path to salvation and a way to distance himself from a toxic relationship. Simone Decker, a young scientist with a dark secret, is desperate to quell her demons. Richard Nelson, a Blackfoot Indian, seeks a final adventure before taking over the family business back home. As they battle hunger, thirst, and loneliness, and traverse the rugged terrain, their paths begin to intersect, and it soon becomes clear that surviving the elements may be the least of their concerns. Hikers are dying along the trail, their broken bodies splayed on the rocks below. Are these falls accidental, the result of carelessness, or is something more sinister at work?
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2012.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade paperback ed.
ISBN: 9781439175613
1439175616
Characteristics: 195 p. ; 22 cm.

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Feb 23, 2016

Where to start. Simplistic, one-dimensional, dark characters who aren't believable. I had difficulty empathizing with or relating to any of them. Thin plot line, with the frequent tacking on of slightly bizarre side stories that add nothing to the narrative. Just say no!

Protoloki Mar 15, 2013

Although well written and organized in an interesting way, this book holds no surprises for the reader. It's not a mystery (like the sticker on the spine says), it's more like a bleak slice of life.

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