The River at Night by Erica Ferencik (Thriller, Women’s Contemporary Fiction)
This suspense-filled thriller takes the reader on a Maine whitewater-rafting vacation gone bad.
Wini reluctantly agrees to join three good friends – none of whom are particularly outdoorsy – on a guided excursion to the Maine wilderness. The four women will be gone for several days, hiking and rafting their way through a remote area with their highly capable guide. Things go terribly wrong, however, and they find themselves on their own, struggling to simply survive as they travel downriver, seeking their way back to civilization. To make matters worse, their one possible source of help turns out to be less than helpful.
This book immediately grabbed my interest and held it. The four women – Wini, Pia, Rachel, and Sandra – became very real to me, their personalities distinct and well-defined, their reactions and behaviors believable. As I traveled this journey with them, I found myself pondering how I would do under the same circumstances, and more than once, I breathed a huge sigh of relief that I wasn’t really there. The descriptions are well-done and the emotions are real. Nothing about this book is predictable; it kept me on the edge of my seat.
Grandma gives The River at Night five stars.
The River at Night will be released in January, 2017. It is currently available for pre-order.
Bella Reads and Reviews received a free advanced review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.