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‘The poet laureate of the literary thriller: sinister and soulful’
Michael Koryta, author of Those Who Wish Me Dead

The best-selling author of The River returns with a heart-racing thriller about a young man escaping his own grief and an elite fishing lodge in Colorado hiding a plot of shocking menace


Kingfisher Lodge: a boutique resort surrounded by a mile and a half of the most pristine river water on the planet.

Safe from viruses that have plagued America for years, Kingfisher offers a respite for wealthy clients – and a return to normality for fishing guide Jack, battling the demons of a recent, devastating loss.

But when a human scream pierces the night, Jack soon realises that the idyllic retreat may be merely a cover for a far more sinister operation.

Lucy Foley meets Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers, with the lyrical writing of Robert Macfarlane and an eerily plausible twist…


PRAISE FOR PETER HELLER AND THE RIVER
‘Glorious prose and razor-sharp tension’
Observer Thrillers of the Year

‘Utter joy… A suspenseful tale told with glorious drama and lyrical flair’
Denise Mina, New York Times

‘Urgent, visceral writing – I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough’
Clare Mackintosh

‘Lyrical and action-packed by turns’
Guardian

‘A master of suspense… A thrilling read with a dramatic twist at the end: you will not be able to put it down’
The Lady

‘A must read’
Daily Express

‘Heller packs a ton of adventure and emotion in this short novel, and I dare you to put it down once you’ve picked it up’
Criminal Element

Reviews

PRAISE FOR PETER HELLER AND THE RIVER 'Glorious prose and razor-sharp tension' Observer Thrillers of the Year 'Utter joy... A suspenseful tale told with glorious drama and lyrical flair' Denise Mina, New York Times 'Urgent, visceral writing - I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' Clare Mackintosh 'Lyrical and action-packed by turns' Guardian 'A master of suspense... A thrilling read with a dramatic twist at the end: you will not be able to put it down' The Lady 'A must read' Daily Express 'Heller packs a ton of adventure and emotion in this short novel, and I dare you to put it down once you've picked it up' Criminal Element
Peter Heller is the poet laureate of the literary thriller, and The Guide offers further proof for the case. Powered by Heller's trademark prose, which alternately thunders and eddies like his beloved western rivers, this sinister and soulful story unfurls so skillfully that it's easy to ignore all the layers beneath-but you shouldn't. Heller writes about the eternal questions and the exquisite details, and he knows the places where they intersect in the human heart and the natural world.
Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD