Wicked River – Jenny Milchman

I finished this one just in time for the book event a couple nights ago! I’m kicking myself that it sat in my Kindle from Netgalley for way too long, but it was so worth it.

Thanks to Sourcebooks and Netgalley for the free ebook copy in exchange for my honest review. (I purchased the physical one at the event!)

WICKED RIVER – Jenny Milchman (out now!)

Isn’t this cover stunning? Makes you wanna go in the woods, right?


My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

I will say that hearing Jenny talk about what inspired this story made it all more enjoyable when I was sitting down to write my review. WICKED RIVER was my introduction to Milchman and I can’t believe I haven’t picked up more by her before – that’s definitely changing!

A honeymoon canoeing trip in the Adirondacks sounds romantic, right? Well let me tell you, that is not the case for newlyweds Natalie and Doug. Everyone’s fear of the woods is that you never truly feel like you’re alone, well Natalie and Doug know they’re not alone out in the millions of acres surrounding them. The term “home field advantage” came to mind when dealing with Kurt – the man living in the woods. Imagine having the woods turned against you and not knowing if you will be able to make it out alive.

As someone that has been on a camping trip up by Rainy River (basically at the Minnesota/Canada border) I would be absolutely terrified of this happening. I did not go into the woods while we were there. You don’t know what’s in there! Milchman taps into the fear of not knowing what’s around you and created a truly evil character in Kurt – some of the things he does.

Overall, this was a page-turner from start to finish and I would highly recommend this. Probably not before going on a camping trip though…better save it for afterwards.


Which Jenny Milchman book should I pick up next?


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