The Guide

A novel

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
August 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
3.7
MB

Customer Reviews

PyraMed ,

Left at the alter

Love the way Heller describes nature and the outdoors. The storyline is terrific but I wish it had more character development and background on key issues- for example; there are fleeting references to COVID but these references seem inconsequential to the story. I wanted to know more about what was behind the sinister plot and not as much about the “great escape” Jack made. I would have liked another hundred or so pages up front that informed the hard ending.

tethernaut ,

Read it Twice

The first time you will want to read it quickly, as a page-turner thriller. The second time, you will read it slower, appreciating the poetic prose.

JonS33458 ,

Two different Storied

First third of the book moved like classic Heller. Then it took a turn for the worse. The poetry stopped and the typical cheap thriller took over. Not a fan but I’ll read his next one I’m sure ;)

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