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The River at Night: A Novel (original 2017; edição 2017)

por Erica Ferencik (Autor)

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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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Título:The River at Night: A Novel
Autores:Erica Ferencik (Autor)
Informação:Gallery/Scout Press (2017), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
Colecções:books read 2020
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The River at Night por Erica Ferencik (2017)

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    sturlington: Wilderness survival stories, one with women, the other with characters from different cultural backgrounds.
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  hackedkiara | Oct 19, 2021 |
The River At Night by Erica Ferencik is a suspense thriller about four middle aged women who get together once a year on a “girls” vacation. This year they are going on a whitewater river raft trip to the beautiful, yet dangerous wilderness of Maine. This was planned by the ringleader of the group, Pia, who is looking forward to the adventure. The other three women, Win, Rachel and Sandra, are less enthusiastic but they follow along. Their river guide is a college student named Rory, who has only travelled the river five times, but seems a little over-confident.

At first the group are entranced by their river experience but all too soon they experience a freak accident that leaves the women stranded, separating them from their raft and everything they need to survive. Unfortunately, their troubles have just begun as they huddle together in the night, they catch a glimpse of a fire. As they stumble into the strange camp their nightmare is just starting.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the portions of the book that dealt with wilderness survival, I found the “man against man” part rather over the top and unbelievable. This is a problem that I have with most thrillers, in their desire to stir the audience and keep us in suspense, the plot lines tend to get pretty wild and crazy. The River At Night is certainly a page-turner with plenty of tension and suspense and more than a touch of creepiness which made this a good escape read but I would have like the adventure to have been a little more realistic. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Aug 24, 2021 |
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 |
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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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