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Review : The River at Night by Erica Ferencik


***   ARC provided by the author for an honest review  ***

The River at Night is a standalone novel by Erica Ferencik.

Four life-long friends get together to go on a trip into the wilderness to do some hiking and white water rafting. Three of the four had to be talked into it by the more adventurous of the group. They normally try to do an annual group trip together. However, this trip is quite a bit out of their normal idea of what a vacation should be. They plan for a five day trip into the wilds of Maine. They are in for a challenge that they will be able to appreciate in their later years. However, they get a lot more than they planned.

Winifred is a hard working graphic designer. She is just really tired of her job and her life. She is recently divorced and she recently lost her brother. Their relationship was very close. He was deaf and they shared their own language within their sign language. She is still reeling from both. Life is just a challenge at the moment and the only thing that she really has going for her at the moment is her morning swim at the local YMCA. The one that she looks forward to everyday. She is the narrator of the story.

Rachel is a doctor at the local hospital. She is the one that will be there as the medical assistant to the travel guide. She has been married three times and happy in her current relationship.

Sandra is a teacher at the local city college. She teaches English and philosophy. She is not happy at all in her marriage and is ready to leave her husband and take their children with her.

Pia is the adventurous one. She never sits still. She is always out looking for the next adventure, the next challenge that will allow for her to live her life to the fullest. She moved away from everyone a few years ago, which is why going on trips is so important to them all.

When their lives are put in danger during their trip, will they be able to make it out alive or will the unknown of the wilderness leave them stranded forever with the loss of life?

I would give this book four stars.

Reviewed by: Nicole W.