When I received this book, I was kind of interested but, a little apprehensive. It’s a great read, as it turns out however, it IS a long novel. It’s 449 pages and since I tend to read comics and true crime (which for me reads very quickly, I think it’s because of my personality type), I have to admit 449 pages seems like a lot.
Now, I will be perfectly honest and say that I am not done with the book yet. At that length it’s taking me longer to read than my normal stuff and recently, life (and death) have been monopolizing my time.
However, if you like to read and you like suspense/thriller novels, this is definitely a book for you.
It takes place out in the wild with a newlywed couple trekking their way through rafting and woods for what they planned to be a delightful honeymoon. There’s also a guy that actually lives in the Adirondacks and lives off the land and it’s inhabitants.
Now, like the best of the best suspense writers, Jenny Milchman has cleverly written this book to keep you on your toes, to keep you wondering. It’s like you just know something bad is going to happen but, you’re on the edge of your seat waiting for it. The tension and nervousness mounts with each page turn, with each chapter, with each new experience they loving couple face.
Doug, the husband, is a very outdoor oriented guy. Nat, the wife, on the other hand, is definitely not. She’s also very reliant on modern living and technology. It’s already nerve-racking to be out in the middle of nowhere but, with no way to communicate with anyone or call for help…what can you really do?
I am so curious to see what happens as the guy that lives in the woods is truly a creepy and seedy kind of character. He’s been alone so long it seems like he’ll do anything to have some company. Anything.
That’s desperation at its finest.
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While I am going to include a rating on this review, it’s only based on what I’ve read so far. So, keep that in mind.