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Roanoke Ridge: A Creature X Mystery

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  20 reviews
There’s been a string of Bigfoot sightings in Roanoke Ridge. Do they have something to do with the body in the woods?



When Bigfoot researcher Professor Berton Sorel goes missing in the temperate rainforest of Roanoke Ridge, Oregon, help is summoned in the form of his former star pupil, Laura Reagan, online science populist and avowed skeptic. But what begins as a simple
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Paperback, 224 pages
Expected publication: March 7th 2020 by Dundurn
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Terry
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Laura Reagan heads back to an area she spent a lot of time in growing up to search for her mentor, Professor Sorel, who has gone missing while searching for Bigfoot. He happened to go missing at the beginning of the weekend of the Bigfoot Festival, so there are all sorts of Squatch believers on hand. On their first day searching for him, the dead body of a Bigfoot hoaxer is discovered. As the weekend progresses, there are more and more sightings of Bigfoot.

One of my favorite movies growing up,
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Carolyn
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars rounded to 4. Many thanks to NetGalley and Dundurn Press for this enjoyable, intriguing mystery. From childhood, I was fascinated by books and articles dealing with cryptozoology. I was always skeptical of reports of sightings of legendary creatures such as Sasquatch(Bigfoot), Yeti, Loch Ness Monster, and other creatures unproven by scientific research. I never believed in them, but always held the hope that one day such a creature’s existence would be confirmed.

I enjoyed the
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Sarah
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to come
Brave
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-reads
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the galley of this book.

SO. This book. It was kinda campy, and a fun romp...but then it feels like there are a couple chapters missing at the end. The ending & "reveals" happen so abruptly it's jarring, especially after the slower, meandering pace of the story prior. I don't think it sets up the conceit of the story super well, and it doesn't give a ton of background information, which I felt lacking. The characters feel a bit flat, too, but that's
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James Wicks
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid read

Good story. Could have done without the slight preaching of climate change as if it is established fact and a couple other liberal ideas, but that was only in the beginning and I managed to get past it. Otherwise, it was a very good tale.
Anna Szabó
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Title: Roanoke Ridge
Author: J. J. Dupuis
Rating: 4.5 stars

Initial thoughts
A book about Bigfoot? Oh yes, I needed to read this one. I love books like this because they help me escape from my everyday life.

Description
When Bigfoot researcher Professor Berton Sorel goes missing in the rainforest of Roanoke Ridge, Oregon, help is summoned in the form of his former star pupil, Laura Reagan, online science populist and avowed skeptic. But what begins as a simple search and rescue operation takes a
...more
Anna Szabó
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Roanoke Ridge
Author: J. J. Dupuis
Rating: 4.5 stars

Initial thoughts
A book about Bigfoot? Oh yes, I needed to read this one. I love books like this because they help me escape from my everyday life.

Description
When Bigfoot researcher Professor Berton Sorel goes missing in the rainforest of Roanoke Ridge, Oregon, help is summoned in the form of his former star pupil, Laura Reagan, online science populist and avowed skeptic. But what begins as a simple search and rescue operation takes a
...more
Sarah-Hope
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2020
This is another Dundurn book, and I have to say that Dundurn remains one of my favorite publishers, particularly in the mystery genre. Dundurn's detectives are a quirky, diverse group, and I keep finding myself hoping that titles will become series (or that series will be extended) because I want to spend time with these new "friends." For that reason, I'm delighted that Roanoke Ridge is subtitled to indicate it won't be a one-off.

Laura Reagan, the central character of Roanoke Ridge, is a
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Joyce
Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 stars

Laura Reagan and her friend Saad travel to Roanoke Ridge in Oregon to look for her former professor Berton Sorel who has gone missing on a hiking trip in search of Bigfoot. Laura now runs a website that is science-based, either supporting or debunking current theories about new (or old), discoveries in the science fields.

At the same time, there is a Bigfoot Festival going on in the little town, adding several hundred people to the crowds in the street. There are several “sightings” of
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The Bibliophile Nurse
When I first read the synopsis of Roanoke Ridge I was intrigued. It’s such a great idea for the sorry. Bigfoot, skeptics, and a dead body thrown in the mix? Sign me up! I really like how well researched this book was, especially from the science aspect of the story. Another thing Dupuis does well is the scenic descriptions. I felt like I was dropped in the Pacific Northwest with his beautiful prose.

I loved the story and the twist at the end but I felt as though the ending was rushed. That’s
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Jennifer Shumate
Feb 08, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, dnf
DNF @ 33%. This book is mind numbingly boring. I'm a third of the way through this book, and hardly anything has happened. The main character, Laura, has accomplished going to the ranger station and hiking up a mountain for a bit. But we've had time for a scientific lecture on climate change, complete with statistics. We've also had a lecture about the evils of sensational science reporting. Laura has spent a fair bit of time thinking about the deal she's been offered to buy her science website, ...more
Mike Stafford
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Okapi. Mountain gorilla. Giant squid. These are examples of creatures science once told us didn't exist. Could creatures from cryptozoology like Sasquatch be real too? That's one of the fascinating thoughts one must consider as they read the thoroughly entertaining Roanoke Ridge by J. J. Dupuis. It's no secret Sasquatch (or Bigfoot) is a fascinating topic. One needs only to look at the sheer numbers of books, films, and podcasts which talk about the creature to this day. Dupuis joins the list of ...more
Malorie [FireReader2316]
Roanoke Ridge impressed me. It does not set out to convince you of something or persuade you to the authors beliefs. I never felt like I was being subtly fed the authors opinions on the possible existence of the creature. It has a balance of fact and fiction that make it enjoyable to read. The characters were interesting without being overly complex and ending was satisfying. I am definitely interested in reading more of the series.
Rick Driver
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the very first chapter I did not know what to expect but soon I was totally engaged in the story. I found the research into the topic to be very creditable and entertaining. I feel that I now know more about the sasquatch search and research. J.J. Dupuis has a knack for being able to create a story that is enjoyable and yet when I finished I feel more informed about human behavior. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Kendra
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I like the premise of a popular science journalist investigating a rash of Bigfoot sightings and getting drawn into the “squatching” world in the process. The murder mystery certainly takes second seat to exploring the world of Sasquatch hunters and believers. Fun to explore this subculture through a fictional story.
Jaclyn
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick and entertaining mystery about Bigfoot, a missing mentor and a father's legacy.
Samantha Pron
I recently received this book from Netgalley. Excited to pick it up!
Vivian
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Compelling
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Librarian Note: Also writes under the pen name Jeff Dupuis.