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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, nestled in a canyon on a mile and a half of the most pristine river water on the planet, is known by locals as ‘Billionaire’s Mile.’ Sandwiched between barbed wire and a meadow with a sign that reads ‘Don’t Get Shot,’ the Colorado resort boasts boutique fishing at its finest and a respite for wealthy clients.

Now, it also promises a second chance for Jack, a return to normalcy after a young life filled with loss. When he is assigned to guide a well-known singer, his only job is to rig her line, carry her gear and steer her to the best trout he can find.

But then a human scream pierces the night, and Jack soon realizes that this idyllic fishing lodge 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 twist both shocking and entirely plausible.

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