Wini is at a bad place in her life; her marriage has fallen apart and her troubled younger brother has died. Pia is the alpha female, strong and successful, Sandra is in an abusive marriage, and Rachel is an emergency room nurse.
These women have been best friends for years, and take an annual vacation together. This year Pia convinces them to go white water rafting in Maine at an off-the-grid location with a new young guide. Only Pia is physically ready for such a trip, but she convinces her 40-something year old friends to go anyway.
Their guide, Rory, is twenty years younger than they are, and Pia quickly seduces him. After the briefest possible instructions, they take off on the raft and of course disaster strikes. To survive this trip, these women must fight the currents, the elements, and the mother-son duo who are living off the grid and don’t take kindly to visitors.
The action moves as fast as the white water rapids and should appeal to fans of Ruth Ware and Lisa Unger.
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THE RIVER AT NIGHT by Erica Ferencik. Gallery/Scout Press (January 10, 2017). ISBN 978-1501143199. 304p.