I have to admit something here and now: I wanted to like this book. I read another book by Jenny Milchman, Cover of Snow, and really enjoyed it. I was honored to share space over at Kingdom Mysteries with Ms. Milchman recently. And I love, love, love suspense novels set in the great outdoors. This one, Wicked River, combines two of my passions: suspense and survival stories in one.
So what were my thoughts on this novel, set in the neighboring New York state? I loved it!
Not only did Ms. Milchman deliver a well-thought out story full of twists and (sometimes very) unexpected turns, but she also had a cast of really interesting and well-developed characters. The suspense was taut. The action was prevalent. And there was ample opportunity for the reader to wonder, "what ELSE can possibly go wrong?" just before the bottom fell out...again.
Want to learn more? Here's a description of Wicked River from the author's website:
"Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated, back country honeymoon seems ideal: a chance to start their lives together with an adventure, on their own. 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."
Highly recommend this great book, Wicked River, which you can find via the usual online shopping channels, your local library or your favorite indie bookstore. Enjoy!
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