The River (Hardcover)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316041683, 215pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2010
Through the fog of isolation, Ronnie finds herself becoming close with Karen, a young girl who she babysits. But when she discovers Karen's body on the banks of the Santiam, the victim of a supposed accident, Ronnie feels compelled to uncover the truth.
As she becomes increasingly obsessed with solving Karen's death, Ronnie is led deeper and deeper into the woods surrounding the river and to the dark secret hidden within its midst.
"The River "is a darkly atmospheric story of murder, isolation, obsession and dark secrets that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.
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[star] "...insightful and often surprisingly funny...the story is really about Ronnie, and she feels entirely real. Compelling."
"Atmosphere is the name of the game here, and Beaufrand brings it generously... With its blend of richly realistic character and slightly uncanny ambiance, this will be a favorite with fans of mysteries that tug the heartstrings."