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The River at Night Hardcover – January 10, 2017
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Praise for The River at Night
"This novel quickly becomes a dark, more-twisted-than-the-river tale of secrets as night falls in the wilderness." (Marie Claire)
“Author Erica Ferencik’s storytelling [is]…brutally effective…hurtling River’s harrowing narrative along in a visceral, white-knuckle rush.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“This book takes 'page-turner' to a whole new level." (Bustle)
"The River at Night is both a haunting, twisting thrill-ride through the Maine wilderness, and a story of friendship, humanity, and the will to survive. Terrifyingly real and impossible to put down." (New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda)
"Raw, relentless and heart-poundingly real, this book knocked me off my feet like a river in spate." (New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ware)
"A twisting, turning thrill ride of a novel, The River at Night will sweep you along, pull you under and not let you come up for air until you’ve turned the last page. Erica Ferencik expertly captures the wild, untouched Maine landscape and the ferocity of both nature and humankind.” (New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McMahon)
"Lost in the brutal Maine wilderness, four women struggle to survive, testing the boundaries of their friendship and the limitations of their own strength and mortality. Terrifying and wholly visceral, The River at Night will leave you gasping, your heart racing, eyes peering over your shoulder to see what follows from behind. Take a deep breath before you begin because it’s the last you’ll have until you’re through." (New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary Kubica)
"The River at Night is a dark, twisting, unrelenting thriller that kept me frantically turning the pages well into the night. Erica Ferencik skillfully combines jolting plot twists, lyrical prose, and a beautifully brutal setting, cementing The River at Night as my favorite debut novel of the year." (New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf)
“With a title like The River at Night, the plot had to be swift and twisting, yet what enraptured me completely was Wini's bigger triumph over the wilderness of the heart, a vivid journey amplified by a deeply textured depiction of both the devastating and glorious ways that true friendship can tear us down ... and build us back up again. Ferencik's writing pulses with a dangerous energy akin to the river she depicts.” (New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vicki Pettersson)
“The River at Night is a white water thrill ride to be sure. But it’s more than than that. Erica Ferencik digs deep into friendship, midlife angst, and how we can surprise ourselves when the worst things happen. Wini is a character I can imagine myself knowing, sharing secrets over coffee. I pulled for her the whole way, through all the rapids, all the bends and twists of this terrific debut.” (New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger)
About the Author
Erica Ferencik is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Boston University. Her work has appeared in Salon and The Boston Globe, as well as on National Public Radio. Find out more on her website EricaFerencik.com and follow her on Twitter @EricaFerencik. She is the author of The River at Night and Into the Jungle.
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A story about 4 women reconnecting for a yearly vacation together, white water rafting off the grid in Maine proved to be quite the roller coaster ride. Erica Ferencik fleshed out each character and made the reader feel as though you were right in the woods and river with them. The story read like a white water ride: calm, meandering start, followed by exilherating, edge of your seat race to the finish.