The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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.
This story is about four women, each year they go on a trip together, this year they have chosen to do something different. They are going on an adventure, white water rafting, something that they have never done before but for Wini, she thought the change would be good for her. Stepping out of her comfort zone and proving she could survive outside. Thing is they are in a remote area of Maine, have no connection to the outside world, loose their guide and after an accident are left on their own. Things are not looking great for the women at all.
This is a relatively short book for a thriller, it is an easy read and not as heavy as some others I have read lately. Throughout the book we get to see an insight into the women and who they really are, there are times you question why they are friends. The book was well paced but at times I felt it lacked 'something' I am not sure what that something is but if felt it could have been better in places.
It was beautifully written and the description of the setting really drew me in as a reader. It make me not want to put the book down due to the suspense present in it. I felt myself racing to the end of the book. Although this is not my favourite thriller it was certainly a great one to read and I would recommend it to others.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.