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July 2017 Book of the Month.
Four middle-aged women and long-time friends with a checkered history embark for their yearly reunion meeting on a whitewater rafting expedition down the Allagash river in Maine where, inevitably, their heavy-laden past comes rearing its ugly head and the journey turns into an inevitable nightmare at times reminiscent of Deliverance but without the ferocious hillbilly nature of its setting. Both a tale of friendship and the ties that bind and a wilderness thriller where nature and its dark if beautiful side becomes as much a character as the varied female protagonists. Fast-paced, suspenseful and travels the gamut of life experiences as the friends' back stories and characters are unveiled as perils aplenty present themselves and the narrative races towards a splendid climax. Good stuff. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
Raw, relentless and heart-poundingly real, this book knocked me off my feet like a river in flood' Ruth Ware, bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 'A thought came to me that I couldn't force away: What we are wearing is how we'll be identified out in the wilderness.' Win Allen doesn't want an adventure. After a miserable divorce and the death of her beloved brother, she just wants to spend some time with her three best friends, far away from her soul-crushing job. But athletic, energetic Pia has other plans. Plans for an adrenaline-raising, breath-taking, white-water rafting trip in the Maine wilderness. Five thousand square miles of remote countryside. Just mountains, rivers and fresh air. No phone coverage. No people. No help...
|Publication date:||15th June 2017|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Closing date: 30/09/2021
'Raw, relentless and heart-poundingly real, this book knocked me off my feet like a river in flood Ruth Ware, bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 A visceral and pulse-pounding thrill ride of a novel, beautifully crafted with stunning descriptive writing that left me pining for the Maine wilderness in all its perilous beauty' Chris Ewan, no.1 bestselling author of Safe House
'A fantastic book ... A brutal, tender story T. R. Richmond, author of What She Left Ferencik's writing pulses with a dangerous energy akin to the river she depicts' Vicki Pettersson, New York Times bestselling author of Swerve
'Terrifying and wholly visceral, The River at Night will leave you gasping, your heart racing, eyes peering over your shoulder to see what follows from behind. Take a deep breath before you begin because it's the last you'll have until you're through' New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Mary Kubica
'A twisty, dark, unrelenting thriller that kept me frantically turning the pages well into the night. Erica Ferencik skillfully combines jolting plot twists, lyrical prose and a beautifully brutal setting cementing The River at Night as my favorite debut of the year' New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf
'A twisting, turning thrill ride of a novel, The River at Night will sweep you along, pull you under and not let you come up for air until you've turned the last page' New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McMahon
'Ferencik pushes her characters to the edge in a starkly beautiful and unforgiving wilderness ... A harrowing, devastating, and superbly written thriller, The River at Night grabbed hold of me and didn't let go until the final, perfect sentence'
A. J. Banner
Erica Ferencik is a Massachusetts-based novelist and screenwriter. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing from Boston University and has taught writing for years. Her essays have been featured in Salon, the Boston Globe and on National Public Radio. Author photo © Kate HannonMore About Erica Ferencik