Welcome! I am excited to introduce you to my adult debut novel, BREAKING WILD, forthcoming from Berkley (Penguin Random House) on February 9th.
This story takes place in northwestern Colorado, an area I called home for almost fourteen years.
Here's what others are saying about BREAKING WILD:
"The sheer force of tis book lies in the force of its two main characters. These are complicated women [who are] defined…not by their histories, their loves, their mistakes, or their suffering, but by their actions. It makes for a powerful, visceral book about the incredible human capacity to transcend the limitations imposed by our own pasts and our own fears."
~TANA FRENCH, New York Times Bestselling author of IN THE WOODS andTHE SECRET PLACE
"A deep and deeply nuanced meditation on survival. This is a thrilling, gorgeous debut, a novel that explores the human capacity to persevere despite the wounds of the past and the perils of the present."
~BRET ANTHONY JOHNSTON, National Bestselling author of REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS and CORPUS CHRISTI
"Les Becquets's novel is thick with craggy landscapes that shadow the valleys of the human heart. Harrowing yet compulsive, this novel is as wild as the landscape it portrays, and it's just as dangerous."
~WILEY CASH, New York Times Bestselling author of A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME and THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY
"BREAKING WILD is quite literally mesmerizing.With prose that is lean, spare, and frequently poetic, Diane Les Becquets takes us deeply into the lives of two women, one of them imperiled, the other attempting to save her. What sets this novel apart is how deeply its author dares to venture into the psyches of her two unforgettable protagonists, both of whom are suffering deep loss, while also yearning to soar. This novel certainly does."
~ANDRE DUBUS III, a New York Times Bestselling author of DIRTY LOVE and HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG
"Diane Les Becquets brings to life the story of two very different and captivating women, whose worlds collide through a series of unexpected and compelling circumstances. When one goes missing in the wilderness and the other sets out to find her, the pages practically turn themselves as the reader races through this harrowing and heart-wrenching tale, determined to discover how it all turns out."
~JOHN SEARLES, New York Times Bestselling author of HELP FOR THE HAUNTED and STRANGE BUT TRUE
"BREAKING WILD keeps you on the edge of your seat for its entire wild ride. You won't put this one down, trust me. Diane Les Becquets brings to life the wilderness and the people who inhabit it in a way I've never read before. Her fresh voice and unique point of view combined with her assured storytelling make BREAKING WILD an exciting read from an exciting writer."
~ANN HOOD, a New York Times Bestselling author of THE RED THREAD and AN ITALIAN WIFE