The River at Night – Erica Ferencik

Review From User :

Oh my goodness, did I enjoy this book. Really, really loved it.
This book is about four women who have been best friends for years, each of whom now lead very different lives, coming together for their annual holiday. Pia has booked them a rafting holiday in the wilderness of Maine. The other women, Sandra, Rachel and Wini, all have trepidations about this holiday but all decide to go. Their guide is Rory, a twenty year old college student who has set up this business with his dad. Soon however, things begin to go badly wrong for all of them.
I loved everything about this book, mostly that the four main characters were all women, and middle-aged women at that. I loved the writing, the descriptions of the forest and the river were so vivid I could picture it all very clearly in my mind. I could smell the body odour of each of them as it was so very well drawn. The development of the characters was wonderful too, I could not stop reading this book because I just had to know what was going to happen. I read parts of it with my heart in my mouth.
I would not hesitate in recommending this book, it was excellent entertainment.

Category: Adults, Bestsellers, Suspense, Thriller

Publisher’s Summary
A high-stakes drama set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, charting the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident, The River at Night is a nonstop and unforgettable thriller by a stunning new voice in fiction.

Winifred Allen needs a vacation.

Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely after the end of a 15-year marriage, Wini is feeling vulnerable. So when her three best friends insist on a high-octane getaway for their annual girls’ trip, she signs on, despite her misgivings.

What starts out as an invigorating hiking and rafting excursion in the remote Allagash Wilderness soon becomes an all-too-real nightmare: A freak accident leaves the women stranded, separating them from their raft and everything they need to survive. When night descends, a fire on the mountainside lures them to a ramshackle camp that appears to be their lifeline. But as Wini and her friends grasp the true intent of their supposed saviors, long buried secrets emerge and lifelong allegiances are put to the test. To survive, Wini must reach beyond the world she knows to harness an inner strength she never knew she possessed.

With intimately observed characters, visceral prose, and pacing as ruthless as the river itself, The River at Night is a dark exploration of creatures – both friend and foe – that you won’t soon forget.

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