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The River at Night (2017)

por Erica Ferencik

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"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 fifteen-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"--… (mais)
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    Lost Canyon por Nina Revoyr (sturlington)
    sturlington: Wilderness survival stories, one with women, the other with characters from different cultural backgrounds.
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Four women go on a white water rafting trip on a remote Maine river. Things go badly quickly and they must fight to survive. I liked the first half more than the second, where things became a bit repetitive. I think this one suffered a bit from me comparing it to Heller's The River, which has a similar premise but keeps the storytelling tighter. Regardless, a very enthralling and terrifying read. ( )
  bookworm12 | Jun 23, 2021 |
Not an awful book by any means, my issue is that it is the same story that has been told many times before, only usually better.

We follow a group of middle aged women on an annual reunion. Despite having graduated a number of years ago, and leading fairly different lives they have kept in touch and each year decide on a mini holiday together to rekindle old friendships. This year they decide on a rapids ride accompanied with a guid and although not to everyone's taste they all agree to take part. After an accident on the remote river they must all pull together to survive and hopefully reach civilisation in one piece. However things take a further turn for the worse when they come across a mother and son who are hiding out in the wilds.

The descriptions of the countryside are really well written and I liked the background to the characters. The chapters were shot and snappy and the book flew by. My main issue was the story was very predictable and I kept hoping for a big twist that never came. I suppose it was almost a 'B' movie remake of Deliverance.

Maybe looking back, 3 stars is a little harsh, but it wasn't quite a 4. ( )
  Bridgey | Jan 28, 2021 |
This book is the female version of Deliverance, with some middle class white women going white water rafting in Maine, and things go south quickly. The story is about their experience trying to survive lost in the woods, and running into an abused boy and his survivalist deranged mother. The main character's appeal is that she is an introvert, and chose on the trip against her better judgement when she would rather be home reading a book. I didn't find the story particularly engaging, it seemed like most horror stories to be contrived and predictable. ( )
  kerryp | Jul 4, 2020 |
The River at Night reads like a slasher movie, think Deliverance and Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Just like in most slasher movies you will be yelling at the characters for making STUPID decisions. Four women who have NEVER been white water rafting decide to go on a three day trip going down a long, dangerous and isolated river that only a few have been down. Would anyone in their right mind actually do this?? Putting that aside this book is actually really great. If you love suspenseful books than you will definitely enjoy this one!

I received this book for free from a Goodreads Giveaway. Thank you Gallery and Scout Press! ( )
  KeriLynneD | Jul 3, 2020 |
The Short of It:

Four women, inexperienced in river rafting take a rafting trip of a lifetime. What could go wrong?

The Rest of It:

Pia, Sandra, Rachel and Win have known each other for years. They’ve been through divorces and break-ups and weathered many ups and downs but the one thing they look forward to is the girl trip they take every year. This year, Pia books a white water rafting experience with a guide, exploring newly discovered territory and right from the get-go, things don’t go as planned.

I picked this book up thinking it was another book entirely! My mistake but I kept reading and I really enjoyed this story. Some of it was a tiny bit far-fetched but the frantic pace of it and the overall desire to survive comes through crystal clear. The river plays a major role, but there are human threats to consider as well which make it a little more exciting.

It’s been around for a few years and was definitely not the NEW book I thought I was reading, but I’d still recommend it.

For more reviews, visit my blog: Book Chatter. ( )
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"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 fifteen-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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