The River by Peter Heller
TWO FRIENDS Wynn and Jack have been best friends since their first day of college, brought together by their shared love of books and the great outdoors.
THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME When they decide to take time off university and canoe down the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate the ultimate wilderness experience. No phones. No fellow travellers. No going back.
A HELLISH RIDE But as a raging wildfire starts to make its way towards them, their expedition becomes a desperate race for survival. And when a man suddenly appears, claiming his wife has vanished, the fight against nature’s destructive power becomes a much deadlier game of cat and mouse.
‘LYRICAL AND ACTION-PACKED’ Guardian
‘IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN, OR FORGET’ Sunday Mirror
‘BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND UNBEARABLY TENSE’ Observer
‘I COULDN’T TURN THE PAGES FAST ENOUGH’ Clare Mackintosh
PETER HELLER is the award-winning author of THE DOG STARS, a New York Times bestseller and a Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle and Atlantic Book of the Year. Born and raised in New York, he has travelled the world as an expedition kayaker, writing about challenging descents in the Pamirs, the Tien Shan mountains, the Caucuses, Central America and Peru. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he received an MFA in fiction and poetry, and won a Michener fellowship for his epic poem ‘The Psalms of Malvine’.