Wicked River by Jenny Milchman

Book blurb…

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.

As they struggle with the worst the wilderness has to offer, a man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon. And once they are near his domain, he will do everything in his power to make sure they never walk out again.

My thoughts…

A novel that keeps you captive until the last page.

This plot is sinister, suspenseful and had me on the trail with Natalie and Doug.  It is not unusual for me to wake during the night and reach for my Kindle because I can often ‘read myself back to sleep’. Wicked River is not that kind of book. Once back in the wilderness, there was no sleeping—not until those parts set in the city with Natalie’s niece. (I did not like being taken away from the wilderness and the suspense, so I did find myself skipping sections.)

A great read if you are into suspense, but not if you are planning a hike through the wilderness. Schedule this one AFTER your trip!

This review is also published on Goodreads

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About Jeannette

I'm living the dream, reading my way around this country and living in a 5th wheeler caravan.
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