as I've spent weeks planning to get to this tempting book, and then dropping that idea, and then trying to work it into the schedule again (now finally comitting!), my brain has been telling me it was a recommendation from a List of 10 Books called 'Crime in a Cold Climate', said list featured in issue # 1 of Crime Scene Magazine. that has been a fun List for me, having led to reading something called Hold the Dark by William Giraldi (would work well for Horror fans, maybe just as much as Mystery fans--not your average, traditional whodunit; think Jack Ketchum, slightly), and more recently, a 5 star (for moi, anyway) book called What She Left, by T. R. Richmond. incidentally, I had already read Roseanna, by writing team (married couple, I think, could be wrong) Wahloo and Sjowall. and also incidentally, The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie is on the List, unread by me so far, but I just acquired it (nice to to see at least one much older title on the list, predating even Roseanna, which I guess is pretty old now, too).
but, my troubled mind, and a double-check, straightened things out for me: The Wolf Road ain't on that List, much as it would fit; I think it's more "cold climate-y/burrrrrr" than What She Left (but thank goodness that book was included!). no, this book is from the 10 Book List in issue # 2 of the magazine I mentioned...List being called "Debuts for 2016" (presumably debuts worth recommending). from that List I pursued and read The Last One by Alexandra Oliva, and The Trap by Melanie Raabe. and would you believe there are another 3 books on that List that I read because they are featured in Reviews provided by various issues of the magazine in question. so that List has got a lot of attention from me, one way or another.
the last thing I'd mention is that I thought The Wolf Road took place in Alaska or somewhere cold--but it seems this book has a bit of an SF element to it: things are cold because what we have here is a post-apocalyptic "cold world", complete with some kind of Crime or whodunit plot. so here we have another "Mystery" on one of these 10-Book Lists this magazine featured every issue--along with The Last One, on this list, and Hold the Dark, on the "Cold Climate" List--where the book is a hybrid...two SF scenarios, and one Horror candidate with some Mystery content. these are very interesting books to come across, and maybe as much as they are avoided by traditionalist readers of Mystery, certainly are a breath of fresh air for me.
anyway...finally, i'm onto The Wolf Road...part Mystery, part SF novel. but it was on the Mystery shelves at the bookstore, just so ya know.