September 6, 2011 / ISBN: 0441020674
Horror / Mystery
by Nicole Merritt
The first page
tells you that it's going to be a nail biter. "You're going
to die out here," he said. "But that's not what happened,"
tells you it's going to be a bumpy ride. So, hold on to your seat
as you begin this suspenseful story.
The story starts
out innocently enough with the drive up to the house on a beautiful
hot day, where Frankie and Eudora sit in the driveway admiring their
newly inherited canary yellow house. They can't believe that it
is theirs, and as the movers unload their belongings, they talk
of a gay future ahead of them. That's where the fun stops, or begins,
depending on how you look at it.
The story unfolds
in Whitbrow, Georgia, where every month the town holds The Chase,
an old ritual. Writing about his grandfather, an evil man, Frankie
is drawn to the past and revealed secrets.
the River was a good story. I'm not so sure that I thought
it was a great story. The writing was prose like and painted a picture,
but the horror of it was lost in the light writing. But I did like
it. Pick it up and see what you think.