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Into the Jungle

Into the Jungle

In this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of the haunting, twisting thrill-ride (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) The River at Night, a young woman leaves behind everything she knows to take on the jungle of Bolivia, but her excursion abroad quickly turns i... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781501168925
Barcode 9781501168925
Published 1 June 2019 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Ferencik, Erica
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ISBN-13 9781501168925
ISBN-10 1501168924
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Emily Bestler Books
Publication Date 1 June 2019
International Publication Date 28 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ferencik, Erica
Category Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 492g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Suspense fiction, Bolivia, Jungle survival, Thrillers (Fiction)
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 978842

Description of this Book

In this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of the haunting, twisting thrill-ride (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) The River at Night, a young woman leaves behind everything she knows to take on the jungle of Bolivia, but her excursion abroad quickly turns into a fight for her life. Lily Buschwald is ready to live life on her own terms. After years in foster care, she is determined to leave behind everything she knows for the adventure of a lifetime: teaching English to a wealthy family in Cochabamba, Bolivia. But the program she's signed up for is a scam. Suddenly rudderless and broke, she begins a whirlwind romance with Omar, a savvy, handsome local who's left his life as a hunter in the remote jungle village to try city life. When Omar learns that a jaguar has killed his brother's child in Ayachero, he gives Lily a choice: stay alone in the unforgiving city, or marry him and travel to the last in an ever-isolated string of river towns. Love-struck Lily sees no option. She follows Omar to a ruthless new world of lawless poachers, heartless missionaries, and option-less indigenous tribes driven to the brink of survival. A far cry from the romantic life she imagined, Lily is forced to navigate the jungle--and its residents--using her wits and resilience. Primal, gripping, and terrifying, Into the Jungle features Erica Ferencik's signature visceral, white-knuckle (Entertainment Weekly) prose that will sink its fangs into you and not let go.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Packed with excitement and adventure, this is a riveting tale of a true life adventure in the steaming jungles of the Amazon. You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough. --Dr. Paul Beaver, Director of Amazonia Expeditions and author of Diary of an Amazon Jungle Guide [An] adrenaline rush of a novel. --Publishers Weekly Raw, relentless and heart-poundingly real, this book knocked me off my feet like a river in spate. --New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ware In the tradition of James Dickey's Deliverance, this exciting survival tale hooks from the first page. --Library Journal This novel quickly becomes a dark, more-twisted-than-the-river tale of secrets as night falls in the wilderness. --Marie Claire A compelling read. The author pulls you into her narrator's gorgeous but ominous world. You can't stop reading until you have finished the last page long after everyone else's lights are out. --Holly FitzGerald, author of Ruthless River I was lured in, caught off guard, and ensnared by Lily and Omar, their love story, and their journey deep into the pulsing heart of Bolivia and the Amazon. The menacing pace and ripe, dripping prose made every brush with danger--the two-, four-, six-, and eight-legged variety; the whispering, biting, slithering kind--that much more enthralling. I spent hours balled up and tense, hunched over every word, deliciously creeped out, and finally out for blood. Stay alert: You won't want to miss one thrilling detail of Into The Jungle. --Susan Bernhard, author of Winter Loon Absolutely intense! Into the Jungle plunges the reader deep into the heart of the Amazon in an adventure as lush and layered as the foliage itself. An extraordinary book with an unusual love story at its center, you'll be on the edge of your seat until the very last word. --Crystal King, author of The Chef's Secret and Feast of Sorrow, long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Into the Jungle is a haunting and authoritative exploration of the power and limitations of love--not only between two people, but between individuals and communities, and the wild and unpredictable earth they inhabit. Compulsively readable, this book takes you deep into the fierce and fragile Amazon, and you'll be riveted till the very end. --Katrin Schumann, bestselling author of The Forgotten Hours Praise for Into the Jungle Relentless and frightening, Into the Jungle hurtles us down a treacherous river of piranhas and poisonous snakes into the strange, terrifying Bolivian jungle. A hypnotic, violent, unsparing portrayal of a na ve young American woman's torturous coming-of-age in the unforgiving Amazon wilderness. A nail-biter. --USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author A.J. Banner Author Erica Ferencik's storytelling [is]...brutally effective...hurtling River's harrowing narrative along in a visceral, white-knuckle rush. --Entertainment Weekly Erica Ferencik's The River at Night is a high-octane debut, a thriller that combines the watery adventure of Deliverance with the twisting psychological suspense of Lisa Unger. This is a taut, tense novel that rushes like the fastest rapids. Grab a hold now and enjoy the ride! --Bestselling author David Bell The River at Night is a white water thrill ride to be sure. But it's more than than that. Erica Ferencik digs deep into friendship, midlife angst, and how we can surprise ourselves when the worst things happen. Wini is a character I can imagine myself knowing, sharing secrets over coffee. I pulled for her the whole way, through all the rapids, all the bends and twists of this terrific debut. --New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger With a title like The River at Night, the plot had to be swift and twisting, yet what enraptured me completely was Wini's bigger triumph over the wilderness of the heart, a vivid journey amplified by a deeply textured depiction of both the devastating and glorious ways that true friendship can tear us down ... and build us back up again. Ferencik's writing pulses with a dangerous energy akin to the river she depicts. --New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vicki Pettersson The River at Night is a dark, twisting, unrelenting thriller that kept me frantically turning the pages well into the night. Erica Ferencik skillfully combines jolting plot twists, lyrical prose, and a beautifully brutal setting, cementing The River at Night as my favorite debut novel of the year. --New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf Lost in the brutal Maine wilderness, four women struggle to survive, testing the boundaries of their friendship and the limitations of their own strength and mortality. Terrifying and wholly visceral, The River at Night will leave you gasping, your heart racing, eyes peering over your shoulder to see what follows from behind. Take a deep breath before you begin because it's the last you'll have until you're through. --New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary Kubica A twisting, turning thrill ride of a novel, The River at Night will sweep you along, pull you under and not let you come up for air until you've turned the last page. Erica Ferencik expertly captures the wild, untouched Maine landscape and the ferocity of both nature and humankind. --New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McMahon The River at Night is both a haunting, twisting thrill-ride through the Maine wilderness, and a story of friendship, humanity, and the will to survive. Terrifyingly real and impossible to put down. --New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda Praise for The River at Night A gal-pal vacation goes over the falls and into hell. You won't put it down. --Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

Erica Ferencik is a graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at Boston University. Her work has appeared in Salon and The Boston Globe, as well as on NPR. Find out more on her website EricaFerencik.com and follow her on Twitter @EricaFerencik. She is the author of The River at Night and Into the Jungle.

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