Wicked River by Jenny Milchmann
I received a free advanced digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The book grips from the start. Right from the firs few pages reader gets an ominous feeling which the author has skillfully created. A newly wed couple out in the wilderness on their own. A bride doubting and suspicious of her husband. You can feel the thick air, you are certain that something is about to happen and that it won’t be anything to look forward to. It is like when a scary movie gets too intense, so you cover your eyes but at the same time cannot stop peaking through your fingers. The events unfold pretty quickly, which keeps you turning pages. There were no unnecessary delays or digressions.
Natalie was right about Dough. He has been keeping something from her and because of that they are lost in the woods without supplies or a map to guide them back home. But if that wasn’t enough… They find an old tray that they hope would guide them home but instead they walk in circles and finally realise that somebody has purposefully painted the fake trail to guide them where he wanted them to be. Exhausted, hungry and dehydrated they find themselves in Kurt’s place. Kurt has been leaving in the wilderness for quite some time. He seems to be surviving on what he forages or hunts. He claims he wants for nothing but there is something he in fact craves – human company. The couple quickly realises that Kurt will not let them go. And if the vast woods themselves weren’t enough to keep them in place, he has installed multiple and deadly traps all around the camp to prevent them from escaping.
Will they find the courage to leave and if so will they manage to avoid the traps?
Overall a well paced and thrilling read. 3 water jugs, wild berries or trees.
Water jugs, wild berries or trees rating.
– one of the best books I read
– good read
– disappointed, I thought it was going to be better
– don’t waste your time