In the beginning there was this sense of impending excitement but ultimately this story didn’t wow me.

Stifled by her job, devastated by the death of her brother and lonely after the end of a fifteen-year marriage, Winifred Allen “Wini” is feeling vulnerable. So when her three best friends insist on a high-octane getaway for their annual girls’ trip, she signs on.

Unfortunately, this story was not high-octane. It took until nearly the half way mark for the action to start. However, when the action did begin it was too much, too unbelievable. One might assume that because it took nearly half of the book for things to begin that there was much about the characters, all of them developed fully? You would assume wrong in this case. I didn’t feel like I really knew any of them at all, I needed to know more. I read this book with much anticipation, wanting to know what happened but in the end it was only an okay read. I don’t regret reading it but it’s not a book I will read again.

I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley.


Rating: 3 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: The River at Night

Author: Erica Ferencik

Release Date: January 10, 2017

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