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The Current
The Current: A Novel | Tim Johnston
A Stunning New Novel from the Bestselling Author of Descent Tim Johnston, whose breakout debut Descent was called astonishing, engulfing, and outstanding by national media, returns with The Current, a tour de force about the indelible impact of a crime on the lives of innocent people. In the dead of winter, outside a small Minnesota town, state troopers pull two young women and their automobile from the icy Black Root River. One girl is found downriver, drowned, while the other is found at the scene, half-frozen and unconscious, but alive. What happened was no accident, and news of the crime awakens the communitys memories of another young woman who lost her life in the same river ten years earlier, and whose killer may still live among them. Determined to find answers, the surviving girl soon realizes that shes connected to the earlier unsolved case by more than just a river, and the deeper she plunges into her own investigation, the closer she comes to dangerous truths, and to the violence that simmers just below the surface of her hometown. Brilliantly plotted, unrelentingly suspenseful, and richly atmospheric, The Current is a mesmerizing story about the fragility of lifeand the power of fighting back.
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Kappadeemom
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Current read (see what I did there??😆)

rather_be_reading your food looks amazing! 2w
MallenNC I just got this as an audiobook. I hope it‘s good! 2w
cathysaid 👏👏👏 2w
Kappadeemom @MallenNC so far it is! 2w
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Slajaunie
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Great thriller about a small town and the secrets it holds. I listened to this on audio and was confused in the beginning but as I got to know the story it made sense. I enjoyed the depth of the characters and the story. There were several big things the book did not wrap up at the end. We are left wondering about 2 out of the 3 mysteries in the book. Hmm. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MyNamesParadise I absolutely loved his book The Descent. I don‘t like the sound of things not being wrapped up at the end, hmmm will still give it a try though. I‘m curious! 4w
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ModernMrsDarcy.com Summer 2019 Reading List

This book is about two college girls who take a road trip to Minnesota during the winter – think ice and snow. As fate would have it, their car skids of the road in an ice storm and ends up in a frozen lake. The car sinks and only one of the girls survives. It‘s a roller coaster of a thriller. Although, I do have to admit, I was a little confused by the ending.

Kappadeemom Me too!! But I have some thoughts.... 2w
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Lauren.Archer
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The Current will have you on the edge your seat for this book. Extremely atmospheric and literary. I loved this books so much.

Full Review: https://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/06/26/the-current/

Slajaunie Sounds interesting! 2mo
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Pam.Kokomo
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This one swept me right along...

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suzie.reads
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Current reads 📚
🔴 Dangerous Games by Tess Diamond - book one in the O'Connor and Kincaid series.
🔴 Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell - book 9 in the Kay Scarpetta series.
Carrying on my June of reading series 😊

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ReadingMeagan
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Mehso-so

I finished this last night and I‘m still trying to figure out what I thought of it. I found that I really had to concentrate to keep narrators and time lines straight in my head. I was SO cold while reading this, it is very atmospheric. Things are resolved but not cleanly so I was left thinking “huh”. A very interesting choice for the MMD Summer Reading Guide.

Samplergal I felt this book could have used better editing. 3mo
ReadingMeagan @Samplergal Yes! Something felt off about it 3mo
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BornReadChicago
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I first heard about The Current on the From the Front Porch podcast, but I am sure y‘all have heard it‘s made Anne Bogel‘s summer reading guide - I can certainly see why: I‘m not usually a thriller fan, but this one had excellent character development and a mesmerizingly ethereal tone. Although, I felt like the end was a little ambiguous and I wanted to know MORE! Sequel perhaps?

LiteraryinLititz I have this out from the library right now and plan to start it this weekend! Glad you liked it! 3mo
BornReadChicago @LiteraryinLititz yay! Hope you enjoy it, too! 3mo
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kbuggle
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Literary mystery writing at its best- I loved Johnston‘s first, ‘Descent‘ and really enjoyed the follow up.

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amycollard
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Just finished this one and really enjoyed it. It feels a bit like a thriller but more literary, a bit more slow and thoughtful. At first I was a little confused as he started to introduce some different timelines (although he doesn‘t specify , so you‘re trying to figure it out ). But once I kept going it made sense. Well written, well developed characters. Just a great book! (although the ending left some questions unanswered).

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suzie.reads
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My two new reads 😍

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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: This is a slow burn murder mystery that had me flipping the pages so quickly. Perfect for hot summer days. 🥶🤕👀👮🏻‍♂️🐕❄️🌫🚨

Cinfhen Bought this on Friday as a #KindleDeal $1.99 🤑 4mo
BritanyA @Cinfhen Nice!! Enjoy 😉 3mo
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suzie.reads
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My current reads 😄 Enjoying them both!👍🏻

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suzie.reads
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My two current reads and the last two books on my April to be read list 😊👍🏻

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suzie.reads
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Current Reads

Cause Of Death by Patricia Cornwell - book number 7 in the Kay Scarpetta series.

The Disappearing by Lori Roy - reading this ebook as I'm waiting for my planned book from the library to become available.

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JHSiess
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What a delightful evening with Tim Johnson, author of The Current! He appeared at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Ca. He talked about his writing style, inspirations for his books, & revealed that both #TheCurrent & #Descent may become limited series or movie(s). He also read an excerpt & answered questions.
Full review of The Current: https://tinyurl.com/yxah3pwa
Be sure to watch for my upcoming giveaway of an autographed copy!

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suzie.reads
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Current Reads 😍📚👍🏻

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RamsFan1963
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1. Heat Wave by Richard Castle (which I WILL finish tomorrow, by hook or by crook), Stiff by Mary Roach and listening to Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham.
2. Alliance Rising by C.J. Cherryh & Jane Fancher (my next fiction read after Heat Wave)
3. Night

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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JennyM
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This book has me curious but, geez, there are some really LONG sentences. I‘m mentally putting in my own periods to keep myself sane!

TrishB Not my fav either! 5mo
JennyM @TrishB it is driving me nuts! I think it‘s a stylistic thing, but seriously..😖😬😖 5mo
valeriegeary Ack! I loved his first book. Excited about this one. Will be sure to carry a pencil to add extra periods! 😄 5mo
JennyM @valeriegeary lol...hope you enjoy it when you get to it 😊 5mo
RadicalReader I hate rambling in books seriously I‘d feel the same and be wanting to do the same thing 3mo
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Coleen
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A couple things about this novel bothered me. The switches between points of view and timeline (present vs. past) with each chapter were somewhat confusing, possibly more so on audio. I also found the ending anti-climactic, with some additional unanswered questions. But despite that, I thought it was a good story. So I‘m giving it a pick. Barely.

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Current read!!

ruskigurl16 What a gorgeous cover. 😍💙 5mo
glitterkitty459 💙💙💙 5mo
JennyM My current read too!! Hope you‘re enjoying it. Gorgeous pic 😊 5mo
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suzie.reads
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#currentreads
Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci. The debut for Atlee Pine a female FBI agent. About a quarter of the way through and enjoying it, think I'm going to like Atlee 😊 #mmdchallenge for a book by an author that is new to me.

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy.
Only just started this one and it's also by an author who is new to me👍🏻

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suzie.reads
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My two current reads 📚

The Handmaid's Tale - It's an interesting read so far, I'm about a third of the way through. Not really grabbing my attention but reading is as part of the #booknerdchallenge for a book published the year I was born.

Into The Water - Really enjoying this one, I'm about half way through and it's an interesting story, I'm expecting a twist like 'The Girl on a Train' hope I'm not disappointed.

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everfree7
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Newest novel I‘ll start soon

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suzie.reads
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Current reads to finish before March 😊

Holy Cow is totally bonkers and funny, not to be taken too seriously 🐄😂

Crazy House is a sci-fi book which is slightly disturbing, it's like nothing I've read by James Patterson before, don't think he had much to do with it 😏

wordzie Lol 😁☺ 6mo
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Samplergal
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The tagged book took place in Minnesota and Iowa, so this is going towards my Minnesota book. #readingUSA2019. I have to admit this is rather fun, trying to find books matching the states.

Librarybelle Glad you‘re having fun with this! 6mo
Samplergal @Librarybelle I really am. Goal oriented, I‘ll find a book for each state. 😂 6mo
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Samplergal
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This was a good, not great book, imho. I‘d give it 3.5 stars, as it was long and difficult to follow at times. The story is great, but I‘m not sure it doesn‘t need some editing. Set in Minnesota and Iowa, it has a very dark feel to it.

Redwritinghood Agree. Good, but definitely could have used some editing. 6mo
Samplergal @Redwritinghood I was confused some of the time with all the back and forth. If the chapters were labels 10 yrs ago: Danny or something. Maybe it was so long because I had to reread many pages. 6mo
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Samplergal
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I had a great readathon in spite of life. I finished five books and 80% of the tagged books. I loved Brown Girl Dreaming and When they Call you a Terrorist. I ended up having to stay up after the Oscars for the full 24 hours, and was happy with The Green Book winning best picture. #mountTBR #24b4monday

megnews Brown Girl Dreaming was so good 6mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 I was very happy that Green Book won! 6mo
Andrew65 A brilliant achievement, well done 🙌🙌🙌🍾🥂 Also thanks for playing along. 👍😊👏 6mo
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Redwritinghood
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Just ok overall. The main issue I had with this book was the padding. In quite a few places there was writing that just wasn‘t needed for the story. Had the writing been tighter, it may have been a better book. Audio narration also so-so. 3⭐️. On #Hoopla

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JHSiess
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"The Current" is sure to be on both the bestseller & "best of" lists for 2019. Tim Johnston follows up the success of "Descent" with a thoughtful, almost lyrical exploration of 2 deaths in a small Minn. town 10 years apart. It is, simply, a stunningly beautiful work of fiction. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Full review: https://tinyurl.com/yxah3pwa

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Coleen
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Came home for lunch....and book mail!!!

#LibraryThing
#EarlyReviewers

TheSpineView ❤❤📚 6mo
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guinsgirlreads
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I was struggling a tad with this one until the second half, but then I couldn‘t stop! He leaves some things out that I would have liked to known answers to, but overall I enjoyed this one!

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guinsgirlreads
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Sunday night and I‘m off for the holiday tomorrow! 👏🏻 🍻 🛋

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Victoriahoperose
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This would have been a pick for me if it was a little shorter. It just felt so long to me and I don‘t think it was necessary. I think this is my issue with this author is that he gets very wordy and could pack more of a punch with less. The story started out so strong and it really hooked me and I really liked the ending and the development. I just thought it got to a point where the middle was dragging a lot and that lost me.

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LauraBeth
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Buckle up kids!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 6mo
Ashley85 Haha love it! 6mo
Cathythoughts Brilliant 😂😂😂 6mo
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JennyM I do that! 😆 6mo
Wife Safety first!😉 6mo
julesG Always! 6mo
Sherri Protect thine books!! 6mo
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MStew
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Picked this cold winter read up at my local free little library! This sounds perfecto for winter!!!❄🌬

JennyM I‘m seeing this popping up quite a bit. Looks good 😊 6mo
RadicalReader @meghan2714 absolutely gorgeous book cover love the Smokey/ marble look 6mo
wordzie 🙌 little free library 6mo
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Fabulous mystery. Quite literary. I immediately added the author‘s earlier book, The Descent, to my TBR.

darklydreaming Ooo sounds good! Added 😊 6mo
grumpygirlbooks That sounds great !!! 6mo
Bookladylinda I‘m in line for this one from my library! 6mo
nikirtehsuxlol I read Descent by the same author. It was great, I need to check this one out 6mo
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Lauren.Archer
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Just started this one, so far so good.

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SiriuslyWeasley
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I hope everyone is safe and warm. I truly love winter, but even I'm finding today extreme. I left work early, and I'm trying to finish my book, but all I want to do is take a nap, haha! 📚💖😊

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SiriuslyWeasley
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My weekend read (very good) and my sweet baby boy peeping in. I was supposed to be throwing the toy, not fooling about with the phone. 🐧💖📚

mreads 😻 7mo
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ABookGeek
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Wow. The Current is a riveting and haunting read. Will be working on my review. So good.

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Time had just ended, just stopped cold with no warning...But that‘s not how it is, that‘s not how things really are once you‘re outside of time—or inside of it, as you are when you‘re in the river, when you‘re in that current & you are drifting. That‘s not time, because there is no beginning & no ending & you are just in the current & the current is forever & you are not alone, you are never alone in the current & the current itself is . . . love.

Kappadeemom I want to read this. I enjoyed his last book 7mo
JHSiess @Kappadeemom The Current is a work of art. Johnston understands the midwest (Minnesota & Iowa) & it's people. The imagery & characterizations are masterful. 7mo
MyNamesParadise I got this at BookExpo last year and I never read it...ahhhh!! I LOVED his first book The Descent so I need to read this! 7mo
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theladygreer
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Cover: soooo pretty. Content: chilling and thrilling. Prepping to interview the author for Chicago Review of Books.

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A tragedy in a small town reflects a second tragedy from a decade prior. This book moves and builds slowly, meditating upon grief, loss, power differential, and sexual assault. It is not a taut thriller like Johnston‘s first novel, but a very good lit fic novel for the MeToo era. It wasn‘t what I was expecting, but I really enjoyed it.

@JenP

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Hooked_on_books
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It has arrived! I‘m super excited to read this one. Thanks so much to @JenP for the fun reading challenge and for this book.

#marchmadnesschallenge

LeahBergen Seawomen of Iceland sounds intriguing! 14mo
Kaylamburson Can‘t wait to hear what you think! 14mo
Hooked_on_books @LeahBergen I found it in a little bookstore in Port Townsend, WA. I‘m excited for it! 14mo
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So excited to see my name in print in a galley! Algonquin chose my review quote to feature in the front of the galley. I can‘t wait for you all to read this book!
“With so many thrillers on the market, it‘s uncommon to read one with the ability to surprise. The Current is a rarity—every few chapters, there‘s a new, startling twist that had me flipping through pages at a thumb-breaking speed!”

MayJasper Good for you ❣ 1y
Schlinkles That‘s fun! 1y
ephemeralwaltz So cool! 1y
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Tameeka Congrats! That's awesome 👏🏾 1y
lauralovesbooks1 Very cool!!! 1y
Slajaunie That is a big compliment! 1y
mrp27 Super awesome! 1y
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Kaylamburson
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Had the chance to early read Tim Johnston‘s The Current, and I devoured it! It‘s not your stereotypical thriller and has more of a literary fiction feel, yet you‘ll be racing to find out what happened to the girls that fell (or were they pushed?!) into the icy river and were swept away by the current.
I haven‘t read Descent, but this book is so well-written and engaging that I‘m going to have to.

Cinfhen Oh, didn‘t make the author connection at first...I liked 1y
Kaylamburson Oh good! Yeah I need to buy that one! Everyone at the office is saying The Current is so much better, though. @cinfhen 1y
tracey38 Sounds very interesting. Good review! 1y
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