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Wicked River

(2018)
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month
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"Wicked River is partly a who-is-my-husband-really story, partly a horror-in-the-wilderness story, and partly a Manhattan-family drama, all rolled up in elegantly propulsive prose, and shot through with sinister suspense."?LEE CHILD, New York Times bestselling author

Newlyweds Nat and Doug expected a romantic adventure when they decided on a canoe trip for their honeymoon, but they're not alone in the woods.

Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated canoeing honeymoon seems ideal—a chance to start their lives together with an adventure. But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, and the deceit that has led to their love, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods.

Six million acres makes it easy for the wicked to hide. And even easier for someone to go missing for good.

As they struggle with the worst the wilderness has to offer, a man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon to get exactly what he wants. And once they are near his domain, he will do everything in his power to make sure that they never escape the of terror in the woods.

Wicked River is a slow-burn psychological thriller—a book full of sinister secrets, deceit, and terror—a chilling addition to the genre.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A story about passion and betrayal on the high stakes stage, Wicked River is intensely gripping and perfectly paced-a real standout that pushes the domestic thriller category to its very edge. With her usual mastery of setting and character, Jenny Milchman has outdone herself." - Carla Buckley

"Shot through with sinister suspense." - Lee Child

"Deliverance, meet Into the Wild. Jenny Milchman knows how to construct a tautly wound, raw-boned thriller that will keep you up like the howl of wolves outside your tent." - Andrew Gross

"Suspense oozes like blood from a wound on every page of Jenny Milchman's Wicked River. As scary and tense a book as I've read this year." - John Lescroart

"Chock full of suspense and danger, Wicked River by Jenny Milchman takes you on the journey of a lifetime, canoeing fast-moving rivers and hiking through tangled forests where humans have seldom trod. This is the story of Natalie and Doug's honeymoon; they wanted natural beauty and adventure. They get both, in abundance. You'll be glad you joined them. Wicked River is wicked thrilling!" - Gayle Lynds

"From time to time, I come across an action manuscript that shares my high regard for the [action] genre and the intensity it can achieve. One such book is Jenny Milchman's Wicked River, which I urge you to experience. It thoroughly gripped me, not only because of the excitement it creates and the inventiveness with which it does so, but also because of the subtext about a honeymoon in which the various stages of a marriage are condensed in a wilderness that's both physical and psychological. Wicked River is a wild ride." - David Morrell

"Jenny Milchman's characters jump off the page...Wicked River is compulsive reading - I kept holding my breath and turning the pages faster and faster. It's a book that should cement Jenny's place as a must read thriller writer for fans hungry for domestic suspense in the style of Gillian Flynn." - M J Rose


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Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Wicked River (Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
Author(s): Jenny Milchman
ISBN: 1-4328-5201-9 / 978-1-4328-5201-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wicked River: A Novel
Author(s): Jenny Milchman
ISBN: 1-4926-6441-3 / 978-1-4926-6441-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wicked River: A Novel
Author(s): Jenny Milchman
ISBN: 1-4926-5899-5 / 978-1-4926-5899-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Wicked River
Author(s): Jenny Milchman
ISBN: 1-974900-56-8 / 978-1-974900-56-5
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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May 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Wicked River: A Novel
Author(s): Jenny Milchman
ISBN: 1-974900-52-5 / 978-1-974900-52-7
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Wicked River: A Novel
Author(s): Jenny Milchman
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Wicked River: A Novel
Author(s): Jenny Milchman
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Wicked River: A Novel
Author(s): Jenny Milchman
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Wicked River: A Novel
Author(s): Jenny Milchman
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Wicked River: A Novel
Author(s): Jenny Milchman
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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