'An urgent and visceral thriller... I couldn't turn the pages quick enough' (Clare Mackintosh)
by Peter Heller
Pub Date 16 May 2019
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'LYRICAL AND ACTION-PACKED' Guardian
'IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN, OR FORGET' Sunday Mirror
'BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND UNBEARABLY TENSE' Observer
'I COULDN'T TURN THE PAGES FAST ENOUGH' Clare Mackintosh
'A SUSPENSEFUL TALE TOLD WITH GLORIOUS DRAMA AND LYRICAL FLAIR Denise Mina, New York Times
Wynn and Jack have been best friends since their first day of college, brought together by their shared love of books and the great outdoors.
The adventure of a lifetime
When they decide to take time off university and canoe down the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate the ultimate wilderness experience.
No fellow travellers.
No way of going back.
A hellish ride
But as a raging wildfire starts to make its way towards them, their expedition becomes a desperate race for survival. And when a man suddenly appears, claiming his wife has vanished, the fight against nature's destructive power becomes entangled with a much deadlier game of cat and mouse.
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'Like Mark Twain and Toni Morrison, Heller is a rare talent' Elle
'A novel that sweeps you away' USA Today
'A fiery tour-de-force' Denver Post
'I dare you to put it down once you've picked it up' Criminal Element