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The River at Night ➶ [Read] ➲ The River at Night By Erica Ferencik ➾ – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 Ni A high stakes drama set against the harsh beauty of the The River PDF or 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.


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  1. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    Can we just take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous this cover is I was so excited when I received this in the mail I kept hearing wonderful things about the story and just holding the book in my hands made me feel like I was going to get splashed by moving water Early on, I saw many reviewers comparing this book to a modern day Deliverance featuring women on a girl s trip instead of men Confession I ve never seen the movie or read the book I know, I know, it s a classic, but somehow I ma Can we just take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous this cover is I was so excited when I received this in the mail I kept hearing wonderful things about the story and just holding the book in my hands made me feel like I was going to get splashed by moving water Early on, I saw many reviewers comparing this book to a modern day Deliverance featuring women on a girl s trip instead of men Confession I ve never seen the movie or read the book I know, I know, it s a classic, but somehow I managed to stay away from all spoilers and discussion surrounding both books and movie , so this was a truly special reading experience for me I was able to go into this one blind, which I highly recommend and I m doing that , so maybe I m just going to start going into most or all books this way I did look up spoilers on wikipedia to find out the plot of Deliverance and, while yes there are many similarities, I found this to still be a unique and different enough read to stand on it s own without the constant comparisons.Whew, now that I got that off my chest, let s move on The plot moved slowly in the beginning and took careful opportunities to set up our characters and background Wini, our narrator, is a cautious and mostly anxious individual whom I bonded with immediately I am NOT a nature person ask Mr Humphrey , and I could relate on all levels to the many issues she had with going on a trip while not having a back up list of facts surrounding the company they were using for the rafting tour and information on the surrounding area I loved the depth that the author gave to the remaining girlfriends as well I found myself also drawn to Sandra but slightly disliking Rachel and Pia I thought this was an excellent way of writing many different characters as we readers have many different facets of personality and will all relate well with the different characters in the story The first half of the book is heavily character driven, and if you are a reader who doesn t appreciate this aspect as much as the rest of us do, then hold on, you re about to jump on the ride of your life.Once we get to the actual action and begin our descent down the river with landmarks named things like Satan s ladder WHY DO PEOPLE DO THIS FOR FUN, we take off and hold our breath quite literally until the final page Each time we think the girls are safe for a few minutes something else exciting read terrifying happens and we have to clench our butt cheeks again I read the last 66% of this book is one gasping session, and while I won t give out specifics, we are kept wondering just who will be alive at the end and survive I love how she ended the book there is plenty of closure but it is not clean and neat by any means We find out how the survivors are doing and our narrator develops a special friendship that is carried through the end and helps ease the pain of her own losses prior to the girl s trip.I apologize for how choppy this review is, but I wanted to try and convey the strengths I found in this book without giving away any of the twists and surprises in the plot that make it such a worthy read I m really excited to seereader s reviews over time and compare notes on their feelings toward the characters and some of the major turn of events throughout the book The Rory Scene was so disturbing and well written I ll be thinking about it for many months and you ll know exactly what I m referring to once you ve read the book Highly recommended for fans of exciting thrillers that also contain fleshed out characters this book had a nice balance of the things I generally look for in an intense read and I think we ll be hearing Erica Ferencik s name for years to come Well done and I can t wait to see what she comes out with next Many thanks to Scout Press Books for my review copy it was a pleasure to provide honest feedback


  2. Melissa Melissa says:

    This was a middle of the road read for me or maybe I should say middle of the river it didn t make the cut to be considered a new favorite, but it wasn t completely awful either This would be a B movie, at best, with a cast of unknown actors that s released straight to DVD.The author relies heavily on the seclusion of the setting, the middle of nowhere Maine, to incite fear and that s fine in the beginning It totally worked There comes a point though were that s no longer enough Once the an This was a middle of the road read for me or maybe I should say middle of the river it didn t make the cut to be considered a new favorite, but it wasn t completely awful either This would be a B movie, at best, with a cast of unknown actors that s released straight to DVD.The author relies heavily on the seclusion of the setting, the middle of nowhere Maine, to incite fear and that s fine in the beginning It totally worked There comes a point though were that s no longer enough Once the anxiety and anticipation wears off, we re stuck with river rapids, four oddball middle aged women and a twenty something guide that s a bit of a clich Maybe I would have found this storyinteresting had the perspective alternated among the four women or heck maybe even included the guide.Instead, the story is told entirely through the eyes of one woman, Wini Much to her despair, her friends all agreed on a white water rafting adventure in the desolate wilderness It s the fear of being left out that makes her agree to go along, albeit grudgingly Pia, Sandra, Rachel and Wini meet up once a year for a girls trip, to escape the boring nuances of life, but I didn t get the sense they were true friends It was hard for me to establish a connection with these women when I struggled to even see them connect with one another on a deeper level Not until the final few pages, at least.I wantedexcitement,fear, justof everything The scenario was initially exciting, it felt different somehow, but the whole crux and supposed creepiness of the story was a tad blah and quite predictable, for me Let me reiterate it wasn t horrible, but there was nothing spectacular or memorable about this trip of a lifetime or this group of womenTHANK YOU to Scout Press Gallery Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


  3. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    I LOVE stories like this Survival, river rafting, wilderness stuff Give meThis one does read like the female version of Deliverancein some ways, but I still enjoyed the heck out of it Four women have been friends for years, they usually try and meet for a yearly adventure that lead friend Pia comes up with They never are the trips that most of them had rather take..like lying in a cabana while drinking margarittas Pia comes across as a force of nature for the other women and the I LOVE stories like this Survival, river rafting, wilderness stuff Give meThis one does read like the female version of Deliverancein some ways, but I still enjoyed the heck out of it Four women have been friends for years, they usually try and meet for a yearly adventure that lead friend Pia comes up with They never are the trips that most of them had rather take..like lying in a cabana while drinking margarittas Pia comes across as a force of nature for the other women and they seem to never want to let her down even when the trip sounds like a nightmare The story is told by one of the women, Wini Wini has a solitary life with a boring job and is extremely lonely after her divorce and her brother s death She needs to go on this trip to prove something to herself Once the women get to the remote location in Maine Thank the redneck gawds that this one is not set in North Georgia the woman realize that Pia may have gotten them into a hot mess It s a very wild river in the middle of complete wilderness Their guide A twenty year old hawtie who has a past of drug use But no fear He has been down this river around five times already, he is a river god.Let s get on that river As you can guess..stuff and thangs happen I liked this sucker You take several of my favorite themes and mash them together and I m just drooling This one is especially decent because the women are all middle aged with all that baggage that we carry around and those girls own it The only thing that scared me is the fact that if when one of my friends come up with a similar hair brained idea I ll jump into the boat too. Booksource Netgalley in exchange for review


  4. Meredith Meredith says:

    My feelings are split on The River at Night On the one hand, I was bored and didn t care what happened to the characters On the other hand, some suspense filled situations sucked me in When four friends take a vacation in rural Maine, they have no idea that the trip will change their lives forever Against her instincts, Wini agrees to accompany her three friends on an adventurous trip to rural Maine where they plan to go whitewater rafting on a dangerous river Although Wini hates nature and My feelings are split on The River at Night On the one hand, I was bored and didn t care what happened to the characters On the other hand, some suspense filled situations sucked me in When four friends take a vacation in rural Maine, they have no idea that the trip will change their lives forever Against her instincts, Wini agrees to accompany her three friends on an adventurous trip to rural Maine where they plan to go whitewater rafting on a dangerous river Although Wini hates nature and has an ominous feeling about the trip, she doesn t want to be the one left behind, so she agrees to go along The first hundred or so pages move rather slowly as the four women drive from Boston to Maine I found myself bored during this portion of the book, as I was waiting for the action to begin However, once they start their adventure, the action picks up While on the river, an accident occurs, leaving the group to fend for themselves in the wild At this point, the novel takes on the tone of Deliverance, as the four women become hunted prey and must fight for survival This is where things get interesting There are strong moments in the River at Night, but something was missing for me The supporting characters were flat I couldn t distinguish between Sandra and Rachel , and I couldn t get a clear sense of Wini, the narrator On the other hand, there were some interesting elements when the hunting began and I was rather anxious to see how things would play out I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway


  5. Linda Linda says:

    I received a copy of The River at Night by Erica Ferencik through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Gallery Books and to Erica Ferencik for the opportunity There s nothing wrong with a little fear Keeps you sharp But how does one measure and define that fear Is it the fear of growing old within the clutches of a dull, mundane life Or would it be the hollow fear that we ve never actually left our mark on anything, anything at all, engraved with the essence of who we truly are Four I received a copy of The River at Night by Erica Ferencik through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Gallery Books and to Erica Ferencik for the opportunity There s nothing wrong with a little fear Keeps you sharp But how does one measure and define that fear Is it the fear of growing old within the clutches of a dull, mundane life Or would it be the hollow fear that we ve never actually left our mark on anything, anything at all, engraved with the essence of who we truly are Four women, long time friends in fact, plan a 5 day whitewater rafting adventure in the Allagash wilderness in Maine So out of character for most of them So out of the ordinary in mid life Wini has packed up her art supplies and become a food graphic designer She s been set aside by her ex husband, Richard Pia, a once downhill ski racer, pursues her lost youth in questionable ways Rachel, an emergency room nurse of many years, has battled the bottle Sandra, a teacher, suffers from being an emotional hostage at the hands of her husband of 14 years Time for a change and a challenge A challenge that no one sees coming.Erica Ferencik spreads the petals of relationships between these women She uses familiar humor and the warmth of deep friendship throughout this story Ferencik knows how to sidestep from the known into the grasp of the unknown through the reality of frigid rapids and endless forest paths She places fear into your own hands as readers How do you release it or does it ever really release you This is a beast of a good read Forego anything and everything from your usual grab bag of reality Let the leaves crunch under your feet and allow the uncertainty of the raging waters to take you through this one And you ll know what lies in the black well of dreams


  6. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Nature.outdoors.4 friends.white river rafting.in Allagash wilderness in Maine Here I go again ANOTHER RIVER BOOK in my space This makes my 3rd recently.I need to be careful not to start comparing However.this is a VERY DIFFERENT type of river adventure than David Vann s new novel, Bright Air Black Vann s book gets the prize for darkness and complexity Both books require life preserve jackets.but The River Night , has muchfluff with the Deliveran Nature.outdoors.4 friends.white river rafting.in Allagash wilderness in Maine Here I go again ANOTHER RIVER BOOK in my space This makes my 3rd recently.I need to be careful not to start comparing However.this is a VERY DIFFERENT type of river adventure than David Vann s new novel, Bright Air Black Vann s book gets the prize for darkness and complexity Both books require life preserve jackets.but The River Night , has muchfluff with the Deliverance , sorry, I couldn t help myselfbut we don t have hottie Kevin Bacon in this story Not to worry we have another druggy baddie, instead Pia is the orchestrator chief..leader of the pack.an athlete strong like bull girl having been a successful downhill ski champ but..Wini is the narrator Wini is the woman who most wasn t interested in this type of trip She much would have preferred a luxury resort with poolside service She recently survived a divorce but seems less able to deal with the loss of a brother Wini is lonely sad and vulnerable..she allowed herself to be talked into this vacation girlfriend pressure Two teachers Sandra she has an abusive husband back homeand Rachel just feels the need to get a way These women have all been friends for many years.survived many ups and downs.marriages, divorce, sickness, death, and personal squabbles.but they had never been faced with the type of surviving they meet on the river The first half of the book is mostly about the relationships of these womentheir background stories.Then at some point the roller coaster ride on the white river trip takes off full steam An accident danger fear This book is not without flaws and not all the women were easily likable but reading about them had me fantasized about a trip with my female friends Of course I thought about how to improve the adventure Ha We wouldn t be frightened These woman were fighting for their lives on the river making their bickering seemed trite I didn t know if I wanted to slap them or hug and comfort them The actual river adventures descriptions of the outdoors and remoteness were vivid and lovely Spooky woods Emotions were flying high with these four friends.while they were being put through the tortures of physical endurance Easier to read about it than experience it for real I laughed at one thing..given that for the past two days, I have felt kinda female.like a big crybaby either dealing or avoiding my own drama.It was GREAT to read how catty these 4 ladies could get I felt normal Maybe I don t need to see a psychiatrist after all Maybe I m just screwy at times in ways females are You can laugh now if you want I enjoyed this thrilling River Ride a little Lifetime meets Survival.Thank You Simon Schuster for an advance copy


  7. Carol Carol says:

    3.5 Stars GREAT LAST LINE but oh I wantedFEAR FACTORA skeptical Winifred Win finally submits and accompanies three of heryoung middle agedlongtime friends on a much needed weekend trip into the Maine wilderness for a little R R white water rafting, and as you might suspect run into a bit of trouble beginning with the creepy dudes at the first stop.No dueling banjo s here, but there are a few similarities to DELIVERANCE throughout the novel Anyway, as Win narrates, we3.5 Stars GREAT LAST LINE but oh I wantedFEAR FACTORA skeptical Winifred Win finally submits and accompanies three of heryoung middle agedlongtime friends on a much needed weekend trip into the Maine wilderness for a little RR white water rafting, and as you might suspect run into a bit of trouble beginning with the creepy dudes at the first stop.No dueling banjo s here, but there are a few similarities to DELIVERANCE throughout the novel Anyway, as Win narrates, we get to know a bit about the ladies past lives, their strengths and weaknesses, and even get to see and hear some of it in action. While I really did enjoy the wet and wild ride,for methe story was missing the true intensity of survival mode, the fear of being hunted, and most of all, the feel of danger when face to face with the enemy view spoilerAnd oh, how did Simone get loosehide spoilerAll that being said, I still found THE RIVER AT NIGHT an entertaining adventure and enjoyable read


  8. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    2.5 My favorite parts of this book was the adventure story, the descriptions of nature Other than that, there wasn t much that attracted me, the character development was I felt, lacking, plus I didn t like any of these women Too many calamities and my inner critic was screaming loudly Seemed to be many parts and pieces of other recognizable novels of this kind, though there were a few surprising twists But the biggest was, who in their right mind would trust a twenty year old guide to keep 2.5 My favorite parts of this book was the adventure story, the descriptions of nature Other than that, there wasn t much that attracted me, the character development was I felt, lacking, plus I didn t like any of these women Too many calamities and my inner critic was screaming loudly Seemed to be many parts and pieces of other recognizable novels of this kind, though there were a few surprising twists But the biggest was, who in their right mind would trust a twenty year old guide to keep them safe on a trip of this sort Anyway if you go into this just for the adventure story and not question any of the happenings you will probably do fine and like thisthan I did.ARC from Netgalley


  9. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede says:

    This will not be a long review I just want to explain why I did not find this book enjoyable And, it s because I really, really disliked the 4 main female characters in the book I can take, the whole being stranded in a forest away from people and having to get back to civilization while facing dangerous situations I love stuff like that What I can t deal with are stupid characters I honestly should have stopped reading the book, when I read that they spent 45 min in the car trying to find This will not be a long review I just want to explain why I did not find this book enjoyable And, it s because I really, really disliked the 4 main female characters in the book I can take, the whole being stranded in a forest away from people and having to get back to civilization while facing dangerous situations I love stuff like that What I can t deal with are stupid characters I honestly should have stopped reading the book, when I read that they spent 45 min in the car trying to find a toilet whiles driving through a forest Thre are many, many moments through the book when I wanted to either give up or throw something heavy on a character, but I managed to finish the book Yes, I did start to skim a bit or very much towards the end just to put me out of the misery I should have listened to reason and stopped at 30%, but I m just a tenacious idiot sometimes I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review


  10. Julie Julie says:

    The River at Night by Erica Ferencik is a 2017 Gallery Scout publication This book is nothing like I had imagined it would be like I didn t have any preset ideas, per se, but was surprised by the direction the story took the further along it went I loathe comparisons of any kind to other authors, books, movies, or television premises, but, I have to say, I couldn t help but be reminded of the movie Deliverance , while I was reading this book, and I m pretty sure other people have probably ma The River at Night by Erica Ferencik is a 2017 Gallery Scout publication This book is nothing like I had imagined it would be like I didn t have any preset ideas, per se, but was surprised by the direction the story took the further along it went I loathe comparisons of any kind to other authors, books, movies, or television premises, but, I have to say, I couldn t help but be reminded of the movie Deliverance , while I was reading this book, and I m pretty sure other people have probably made that connection as well The difference here is that we have a group of friends, all ladies, with varying careers and personal lives deciding to go along on a river rafting adventure together Naturally, things do not go as planned and the ladies wind up fighting for their lives Since the story is told from Wini s first person POV, I got a deeper glimpse into her life and inner thoughts, but, I didn t feel as though the other characters were fleshed out enough to form a real connection to them If anything, they got on my nerves,often than not, which muted my sympathy towards them They were often catty and petty or immature or shallow, which took some of the edge off the suspense, as well, since I wasn t emotionally attached to anyone other than Wini However, the action makes up for what was lacking in character depth The story was a little slow moving in the first couple chapters, but once it got rolling it never let up While the plot was somewhat predictable, there were a few surprises along the way I did like the way things turned out for Wini, who found a new purpose after her harrowing experience, and is, despite the big losses and disappointments she has suffered in life, ready to look on the bright side, instead of dwelling on the negative, but I did wish there had been aupbeat tone for the other characters, who were initially confident and free spirited, but are now left struggling with some pretty heavy emotions or with enormous challenges However, the friendship bond is something positive to hold onto Overall, this is a tense and disturbing novel, which, although it needed a littledepth, serves quite well as an adventure thriller It held my attention and gave me a few chills and thrills along the way, making me squirm a time or two So, the book is effective and certainly kept me turning those pages, which is probably the most you could ask for from this type of book I m a little conflicted about how to rate this one, so as always, when I can t decide to go up or down, I stay in the middle of the road 3 stars Edelweiss review copy


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