I used to be able to keep up with all the cryptozoology novels: in the indie age, I couldn't hope to do so, so I have to pick the ones that look intriguing. Bailey's looked intriguing, and it was. I enjoyed J.M. Bailey's novel about finding Sasquatch - or, rather, being found by Sasquatch. Eve is a well-written bit of speculation (only a couple of misspellings and clunky sentences pop up) by an author who knows the
wilderness and clearly knows her Sasquatch lore (the old Albert Ostman tall tale of being kidnapped by a sasquatch family
is an obvious influence.) Bailey makes a brave and successful decision
as a writer by making her first-person narrator a profane and not
entirely likable woman. The narrator's descriptions of her feelings
about the hominid Sasquatches she meets are sometimes a little hyperbolic, but,
to be fair, she is describing an event that would pretty much blow the
fuses in the human brain. I personally, as a reader, never like it when
psychic elements show up in cryptid stories: however, it's her novel and
her Sasquatches, and those elements never take over the story.
Sasquatch aficionados will like this one. There's a sequel out - I've not yet read that, but I'll get to it.