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

‘Peter Heller’s thrillers unfurl like campfire yarns’
New York Times

‘An ever so subtly dystopian wilderness noir that speculates on the horrors of a post-pandemic society’
USA Today

‘Riveting… A chilling reminder of the dangers that might lie in wait for us all’
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Kingfisher Lodge, nestled in a canyon on a mile and a half of the most pristine river water on the planet, offers 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 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.

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 must read' Daily Express
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
Peter Heller's thrillers unfurl like campfire yarns.
New York Times
An ever so subtly dystopian wilderness noir that speculates on the horrors of a post-pandemic society.
USA Today
Riveting... A chilling reminder of the dangers that might lie in wait for us all.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A modern master of the wilderness thriller.
Crime Reads
The Guide is a glorious getaway in every sense, a wild wilderness trip as well as a suspenseful journey to solve a chilling mystery.
BookPage