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The Guide by Peter Heller

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: W&N
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

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.


My Thoughts

Who doesn’t love some relaxing time while enjoying nature?
Jack is looking for some time connecting with nature and healing his wounds, and decides to take a temporary job at the Kingfisher Lodge as a fishing guide. Of course, since the beginning, Jack feels that the manager and some of the other guests are hiding something, but he tries to ignore all his internal alarms to simply have a nice time. Also, the connection he will have with the guest he is guiding will blur his mind a little and ignore all the internal alarms that say to him, run!
This is not a typical book, it’s really slow paced, with some natural details and mystery. But, I have to say that I loved it, the slow burning tension and chemistry with the characters makes this a very special read.
This is the second part of the book “The River”, you can read it as a standalone for sure, but they are both so good that I would recommend you to read both!
It’s quite interesting how the author mixes the different plots of the story, the paced fishing with the tension on the lodge and keeps the reader guessing what’s really happening on the place.
I was surprised that the book was so short, I think I would have enjoyed reading many more pages! The author really transports the reader inside the river while Jack and Alison are fishing. 
It doesn’t matter if you like fishing or not, I really have no idea of it, the importance is that you feel connected with the story and nature while you are reading the book.
Are you ready to meet “The Guide”?


About The Author

Peter Heller holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in both fiction and poetry. An award-winning adventure writer and longtime contributor to NPR, Heller is a contributing editor at Outside magazine, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure, and a regular contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Kook, The Whale Warriors, and Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River. He lives in Denver, Colorado.