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The Guide
The Guide: A novel | Peter Heller
The best-selling author of The River returns with a heart-racing thriller about a young man who is hired by an elite fishing lodge in Colorado, where he uncovers a plot of shocking menace amid the natural beauty of sun-drenched streams and forests. Peter Heller is the poet laureate of the literary thriller." Michael Koryta, New York Times best-selling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead Kingfisher Lodge, nestled in a canyon on a mile and a half of the most pristine river water on the planet, is known by locals as "Billionaire's Mile" and is locked behind a heavy gate. Sandwiched between barbed wire and a meadow with a sign that reads "Don't Get Shot!" the resort boasts boutique fishing at its finest. Safe from viruses that have plagued America for years, Kingfisher offers a respite for wealthy clients. Now it also promises a second chance for Jack, a return to normalcy after a young life filled with loss. When he is assigned to guide a well-known singer, his only job is to rig her line, carry her gear, and steer her to the best trout he can find. But then a human scream pierces the night, and Jack soon realizes that this idyllic fishing lodge may be merely a cover for a far more sinister operation. A novel as gripping as it is lyrical, as frightening as it is moving, The Guide is another masterpiece from Peter Heller.
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Jolynne
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Mehso-so

Listened to this on audio with hubby, he enjoyed it, for me it was meh. Author did make fly fishing sound enjoyable.

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Hooked_on_books
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A young man signs up to be a fishing guide for a fancy, private mountain lodge, but something seems not quite right. This is a slow build to the conclusion, which is needed, as a faster lead-up would have been hard to believe. I enjoyed it other than the message that it‘s a good idea to carry a concealed weapon. There are spoilers in here for The River, though you do not have to have read that book to enjoy this one.

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Susanita
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I finished one more book for October just under the wire! Interesting story that‘s a follow up to The River. Tension builds as the MC realizes that things aren‘t quite right at the mountain fishing/hunting lodge where he‘s working, then suddenly it goes full-on action movie!

Favorite this month was the Cassidy Blake trilogy, especially City of Ghosts.

#wrapup

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vlwelser
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This was a new to me author. I really liked this. It is highly engaging. It's like a mystery adventure. I'm not sure what I expected.

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#ARC #Netgalley

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LaceyDoesLit
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Susan
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Love me some Peter Heller

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rsteve388
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Wow! I flew through this book, loved listening to this story on audio! It just came alive with the narrator. Amazing, well done, and has so many nods to Colorado. The plot moves along and twists and turns as a great pace to keep.the reader engaged. Great read!

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rsteve388
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#LLFS @aroc Your Box Went Out! Should arrive by Thursday or Friday of Next Week. :)

aroc Thank you! Did you get yours yet? 2mo
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rsteve388 @aroc No Package hopefully by Monday. 2mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Peter Heller is a must read for me. I loved The River and I loved its follow up The Guide just as much. Poor Jack maybe he should pursue indoor hobbies.

EvieBee LOL! 2mo
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canbku
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Really enjoying Peter heller. Its not as atmospheric as the river, but I'm still a fan. Love the narrator's interpretation of Jack, too

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Traci1
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Mehso-so

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I think the overall idea for this book was a good one. But the writing was sloppy. I feel like another writer (King, Koontz, etc) could have told this one so much better.

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Kleblanc
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Really enjoyed this wilderness thriller on National Read a Book Day! 📚

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Kleblanc
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Made a fire last night & did plenty of reading 😍 I‘m loving this guy‘s writing style!

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readswellwithothers
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Was I so invested in this book that I started it yesterday and read it until I fell asleep last night and then cracked it open as soon as I woke up today? YES. Yes, I was.

(Does this say much about my social life? MAYBE.)

It‘s not necessary that you read THE RIVER first (although that one is also *so good* and I cannot imagine why you haven‘t read it yet 🤔) but it does revisit one of the main characters and I loved it, loved it, loved it. 📚

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AvidReader25
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After reading and loving The River, I had high hopes for this sequel. Heller didn‘t disappoint. Though the plot is completely different, he writes in a way that combines powerful plots, interesting characters, and beautiful descriptions of nature. Readers will recognize the main character, Jack, from The River.

The way Heller unites all of these plots turns the novel into a fast-paced thriller. He has become a must-read author for me!

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Kleblanc
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When all your library holds come in at once 😃 It‘s like Christmas!

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Christine
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I liked The River just fine and liked this a bit more. The fishing and scene-setting and sense of impending doom were probably my favorite parts. Oh, and the cover. Surprised to discover that I‘m apparently digging COVID-adjacent fiction now - any suggestions for more?

Tamra Love the cover! I‘m curious. 3mo
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