A story of families, old secrets, and new beginnings, The River is a lyrical and haunting tale of betrayal, failure, love, and fortitude.
"A literary thriller that is atmospheric and surprising." (Booklist)
"Lovely, elegiac....[A] suspenseful, atmospheric story." (Publishers Weekly)
the writer couldn't seem to get any flow going, at least not to this reader. The central conflict is barely evident and instead the book becomes a series of situational vignettes. The characters are connected but only in a marginal and coincidental way and at one point I had to double check to see if this was not a book of short stories. I usually prefer introspection over plot development (althouth there needn't be a choice) but in "The River" there is neither. I wish I had given this one a pass.
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