Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Current by Tim Johnston

She's going home to see her father, who is suffering from cancer.  She asks a college friend to give her a ride to the depot for her trip.  The friend offers to take her home and make a road trip out of it.  She accepts and everything is fine until they stop for gas.  Someone tries to rape Audrey and her friend helps her escape.  But it's not over yet.

Algonquin Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 22nd.

In their haste to get away, they slide off the icy road and end up next to the river.  A truck eventually shows up and they hope they will help them get back on the road.  Instead, it pushes them into the river...

This is a story full of ghosts from the past and a death that has not been solved.  A girl drowned ten years ago in the same river.  Was the one that pushed them into the water the same killer?

One lives, the other dies.  The surviving girl is trying to find the killer.  The story weaves between the past and the present.  It's hard to tie a wrong doer down when there is no evidence and the victims won't testify against them.

This is an interesting story but it was just a little too sad for me.  Everybody has sad moments in their lives but they also have happiness.  There wasn't much happy in this story but it did keep your attention and make you wonder who was killing the girls and why.

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