By Beth Groundwater
Between a rock and a troublesome paddle
Mandy Tanner and her fiancé Rob are major an offseason rafting-climbing journey in Utah’s distant Canyonlands. skilled courses, Mandy and Rob comprehend they need to maintain their cool after one in every of their workforce, Alex Anderson, looks to became undergo bait. Walled off from the skin international with 11 shell-shocked consumers and miles of Colorado River whitewater forward, Mandy’s nerves threaten to resolve whilst she learns that Alex’s loss of life was once now not the paintings of a homicidal grizzly. no matter if it used to be a criminal offense of ardour or the random act of a psychopath, Mandy fears that in the event that they don’t root out the river rat between them, one other camper could be working the rapids in a physique bag.
“A amazing booklet by way of an writer who truly understands and loves her territory. Don’t leave out it!”―William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling writer of the Cork O’Connor series
“Once back, Groundwater, blending secret with outdoors experience, comes up with an day trip that might please so much comers.”―Kirkus Reviews
“A exciting trip . . . full of river lore, bright descriptions . . . and loving depictions of the various characters.”―Alfred Hitchcock secret Magazine
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I am hoping you’ll give some thought to a suggestion from me, first,” Betsy acknowledged. “I write for an experience journal myself. ” She gave the identify, and Mandy famous it. “I contacted the editor-in-chief final night,” Betsy acknowledged, “and advised him what occurred. He wishes me to put in writing a piece of writing for the journal, and he approved me to pay you for an specific. i am hoping we will be able to fit the opposite guy’s supply. ” The clothes shop winked at Mandy and Rob. “Looks such as you stand to make particularly a take advantage of this journey. ” Rob checked out Mandy. “What do you're thinking that? ” “I’d really seek advice from Betsy, it doesn't matter what her provide is. After spending lots time at the river along with her, i think like i will belief her. ” With a nod, Rob stated, “I agree. ” Betsy smiled and clapped her fingers. “Great! I’ll get a freelance to you in an afternoon or . And we’ll throw in loose advert house in your enterprise. I’m certain the thing will supply plenty of publicity for RM open air Adventures. ” “Exposure of the proper, I hope,” Mandy stated. “I don’t wish someone considering that individuals die for all time on our journeys. ” Viv got here up and positioned an arm round Mandy’s shoulders. “More humans could have died, if now not for the bravery you courses confirmed. If Betsy doesn’t make that rattling transparent, she’ll pay attention from Mo and me. ” Mo mimed punching her hand into her palm, and Betsy laughed. “Don’t fear, Mandy! I’ll be sure our readers understand how safety-conscious you and Rob are. ” The 3 ladies gave out hugs throughout, acknowledged their goodbyes and left. On their approach out, they stated hi to an individual simply outdoors. It was once quickly visible who it used to be while Diana, Hal, and Amy walked in. Amy used to be leaning on crutches, her decrease leg in a forged. Mandy ran over to hug Amy, then pulled out a chair and helped Amy ease into it. “How are you? ” “Pretty sturdy, considering,” Amy stated. “The health care provider acknowledged the bone should still heal lovely speedy, and there wasn’t a lot muscle harm. He acknowledged you probably did an excellent task at the splint. acknowledged that in case you hadn’t splinted it and that i had attempted to maneuver it, the wear and tear might have been much worse. ” She squeezed Mandy’s hand. “I owe you a lot. I don’t know the way to thanks! ” Mandy blushed. “Any consultant who was once with you are going to have performed an identical factor. ” “Well, i understand how to thanks. ” Hal moved ahead and put a sign up Mandy’s hand. She checked out it and gasped. “We can’t settle for this! ” Rob got here up and regarded over her shoulder on the cost. He set free a low whistle. “I agree. That’s means an excessive amount of for a tip. ” Hal submit his palms, fingers out. “It’s not only a tip. It’s much more. contemplate it as an funding in a company that we think in and a thanks for saving our daughter’s lifestyles. ” Mandy glanced at Diana and needed that she have been in a position to retailer their son’s existence, too. Diana gave her a nod, as though she knew what Mandy was once pondering. “Yes, and it’s additionally a marriage present from us to a stunning, powerful, and loyal couple we’ve come to respect and love. ” That introduced a tear to Mandy’s eye, and she or he gave Diana a hug. while she may belief her voice, she pulled again and acknowledged, “Thank you.