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The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
  

The River at Night

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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

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The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

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...

Reviews

'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

'I've reached my limits with novels where the plot seems to focus on murdered women and/or children ... I'm more excited about the new wave of crime novels that are as much about location as they are about gruesome deeds. The River At Night, set during a women-only, white water rafting trip in the Maine wilderness, out in January ... is where the thriller is heading, I reckon Red Ferencik really gets under the skin of her characters, and brings depth to the horrors that await them on the river' Big Issue

'Author Erica Ferencik's storytelling [is] ... brutally effective ... hurtling River's harrowing narrative along in a visceral, white-knuckle rush' Entertainment Weekly

'With The River at Night, Erica Ferencik has created a surging and compulsively readable all-female nature thriller' Sydney Morning Herald

'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

About the Author

Erica Ferencik

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th June 2017

Author

Erica Ferencik

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Family Drama
Summer Reading
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Thriller / suspense
Crime & mystery
Adventure

ISBN

9781408886564

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