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Wicked River

por Jenny Milchman

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"Wicked Riveris partly a who-is-my-husband-really story, partly a horror-in-the-wilderness story, and partly a Manhattan-family drama, all rolled up in elegantly propulsive prose, and shot through with sinister suspense."--LEE CHILD, New York Timesbestselling author Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated backcountry honeymoon seems ideal-a chance to start their lives together with an adventure. But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, as well as the depths of their love for each other, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods. Because six million acres makes it easy for the wicked to hide. And even easier for someone to go missing for good. As they struggle with the worst the wilderness has to offer, a man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon. He wants something from them more terrifying than death. And once they are near his domain, he will do everything in his power to make sure they never walk out again.… (mais)
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Books like this are the reason I don't go camping. Read it, and you might not be willing to go either!

Natalie and her brand new husband Doug have decided to spend their honeymoon camping in the forested mountains of the Adirondacks. At least, she tells herself they've decided. Mostly, it seems Doug has decided and she went along with it. Unable to read a map, Natalie's misgivings become even more bothersome when their GPS is lost and then they turn to outright terror when they come across a dead body. Little does she know that their adventure has really just begun. What happened to the dead man they found? Will Natalie and Doug make it out alive? You'll have to read WICKED RIVER to find out!

At first, I didn't think I would enjoy this story. Natalie is wishy-washy and what kind of woman doesn't stand up and say she doesn't want to sleep on the damn ground on her honeymoon? That's the thing though, all of the characters change and grow throughout the story and that had me rapidly turning these pages.

The only real problem I had with this book was with Natalie's 13 year old niece Mia. I think her sections only served to slow down the pacing. Also, many of her actions were just not believable. Everything else about this story rang true to me-the award winning couch sitter and non-camping extraordinaire that I am. Books like these only prove to show me that I'm correct in staying far away from the wilderness. I've read too many horror books for that.

I am so glad I tried something a bit out of my wheelhouse because WICKED RIVER was, (mostly), fast paced and WICKED fun! Recommended to fans of mystery/suspense and thrillers.

*Thanks to the publisher and to NetGalley for the e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it!* ( )
  Charrlygirl | Mar 22, 2020 |
Wicked River by Jenny Milchman is an action-packed, suspenseful adventure.

After the wedding of their dreams, Natalie and Doug Larson set out on their honeymoon trip in Adirondack Park. While most people choose a relaxing vacation spot, Doug convinced Natalie that a canoe trip in the isolated wilderness is the perfect beginning for their married life. Natalie immediately has reservations about agreeing to his suggestion, but she gamely follows along. She also allows Doug to avoid answering her questions about a strange argument between his groomsmen and two strangers which took place prior to their wedding ceremony. However, Natalie soon comes to regret both of her decisions when their idyllic honeymoon goes terribly wrong.

Despite their three year relationship, Natalie has a brief case of wedding jitters right before they exchange their vows. Shrugging off her doubts, she is excited about starting their life together although she wishes she had not agreed to their wilderness honeymoon. Doug manages to smooth over her reservations and once they begin their journey, Natalie is pleasantly surprised by her change of heart. Despite a few unusual occurrences, their trip is going well until Doug loses a valuable piece of equipment. His suggestion to change course is out of character, but Natalie is so relieved she does not question his decision. It is only when things begin to go so terribly wrong that Natalie realizes she needs to trust her instincts.

While initially Doug comes across as a loving new husband, there are warnings that all is not quite right with him. He shrewdly sidesteps Natalie's questions and he effortlessly overrides the few objections she raises. Doug's answers to her questions are evasive and Natalie is easily satisfied with his partial answers.

Wicked River is a mostly fast-paced novel although there are a few spots where the storyline drags just a bit. Natalie is a likable and sympathetic protagonist but she is much stronger than she gives herself credit for. Doug is not exactly hero material and readers might not agree with the novel's ending. With plenty of action to propel the storyline, Jenny Milchman brings the novel to an exciting and somewhat dramatic conclusion. ( )
  kbranfield | Feb 3, 2020 |
Doug turns out not to be the man Natalie thought he was which she discovers when they take a hiking trip through the Adirondacks for their honeymoon. There's danger lurking in them there woods, and things go from bad to worse quickly. The characters were pretty annoying, especially Natalie's stupid 13-year-old niece who should never have been included. Still, the story was suspenseful and kept my interest. I did find the aftermath of their ordeal to be quite implausible. I hated Milchman's book "Cover of Snow," but found this book to be much better. ( )
  flourgirl49 | Jan 29, 2019 |
Natalie and Doug Larson are spending their honeymoon canoeing and hiking in the Adirondacks. It’s a chance to start their married life with a bit of an adventure.

But there are plenty of places to hide in six million acres of mountain forest . . . and it’s easy for someone to go missing. Forever.

As Natalie and Doug set out on their new life together, they have no idea that they stand on the brink of losing everything they hold dear . . . including each other.

With well-defined characters and a strong sense of place, this edge-of-your-seat thriller draws readers in from the very first page. With ramped up tension and suspense that leaves readers breathless, this riveting tale of survival is as frightening as it is gripping. Don’t miss this one.

Highly recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | Jul 13, 2018 |
Confession. I skimmed Wicked River. As in I not only skipped words, I skipped entire chapters. I could have just set it aside and considered it a DNF. It is just that I did want to find out how the story ended even though I did not care enough about any of the characters to want to get the details.

To be fair, I did read the first few chapters. I got through their wedding and their first day on the river before I started to skim in earnest. The thing is that Natalie and Doug never interested me. For one, it is obvious from the very beginning that Doug is withholding secrets from his new bride and that those secrets will come back to haunt him before the end of the trip. Then there is the meekness and almost total capitulation on Natalie’s part. She forgives Doug his secrets. She agrees to a trip through the wilderness for her honeymoon at his behest even though she has never before done such a thing nor does she really want to do so. She lets him take the lead on every decision to be made and even has panic attacks when he is out of sight. I like my heroines with a bit more spine from the very beginning, and I am not a fan of marriages beginning with obvious secrets between bride and groom.

The story itself is roughly four stories combined into one. There is Doug’s secrets biting him in the ass. There is Natalie’s necessary growth to survive her honeymoon from hell. There is Natalie’s niece who susses out the secret at age 13 and then sets plans in motion to save her aunt. Then there is the crazy man living in the forest by himself and so far gone psychologically that he proves to be just as big a menace as Doug’s secrets. The story flits back and forth between Natalie’s, the niece’s, and the crazy man’s POV, and I never understood why we need the extra points of view. To me, the story is too long as it is with descriptions of the wilderness that are beautiful but bordering on minutiae. Adding Mia’s story makes for plenty of eye-rolling, and the crazy man’s scenes shift not only the attention but the sympathy (a bit). To me, it has the feeling of Ms. Milchman telling us what is happening rather than letting the story play out by itself.

In the end, I could not get over my dislike of Natalie, the lack of believability of a thirteen-year-old uncovering the secrets of a man she barely knows, or the crazy man’s entire story line. The hapless newlywed couple did not need an added danger to their trip given the nature of it and what awaits them in the end. It is all too much, too obvious, and too unbelievable for me to have enjoyed Wicked River.
  jmchshannon | Jun 6, 2018 |
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"Wicked Riveris partly a who-is-my-husband-really story, partly a horror-in-the-wilderness story, and partly a Manhattan-family drama, all rolled up in elegantly propulsive prose, and shot through with sinister suspense."--LEE CHILD, New York Timesbestselling author Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated backcountry honeymoon seems ideal-a chance to start their lives together with an adventure. But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, as well as the depths of their love for each other, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods. Because six million acres makes it easy for the wicked to hide. And even easier for someone to go missing for good. As they struggle with the worst the wilderness has to offer, a man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon. He wants something from them more terrifying than death. And once they are near his domain, he will do everything in his power to make sure they never walk out again.

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