The River at Night by Erica Ferencik


Genre: Thriller

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

When Wini’s friend organizes a week long white river rafting trip, she is more than a little reluctant to go.  However, after three of her other close friends jump on board, she agrees to the trip to avoid missing out.  Once the four women embark on the trip, Wini’s darkest fears come to life.  The women are faced with deadly situations on the river that test both their friendship and will to survive.

My heart was racing throughout this entire book.  The author does a great job describing the river and the destruction that it leaves behind.  I felt like I was watching a movie as each of the scenes unfolded.  The descriptions are just detailed enough to drag you further into the book, without being excessive.  I really liked Wini’s character and how her relationship with her younger brother tied into a relationship with another character later in the story.  I also liked how the author portrayed each of the four women as being vastly different from one another and seeing how they reacted to the situations the trip threw at them.  It was hard to read how some instances led to the women turning on one another – which Rachel did more than a few times – but it was also nice to see how it brought others together such as, Sandra and Wini.

This was a refreshingly unique plot that kept my attention from beginning to end.  If you love suspense and are looking for something a little different than your typical thriller, I highly recommend this one!


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