The Wolf Road by Richard Lambert opens with an accident; teenager Lucas survives a car crash that kills both his parents. He is haunted by the image of what caused the accident; a lone wolf standing in the road.
Now orphaned, he has to move to the Lake District to live with his estranged grandmother, whom he barely knows, start at a new school and navigate unfamiliar surroundings. Then he hears rumours of a wolf attacking sheep in the local hills and is determined to track it down.
This is a story of grief, of love and loss, of growing-up and of exploring the wilderness. It will stay with me for a long time.