Oct 17, 2021

Sunday Salon: Suspense in Colorado and in Morocco


The Guide by Peter Heller, August 24, 2021, Knopf

Genre: thriller set in Colorado

Source: library book 

My comments: 

A thriller set in modern days, in an isolated area of Colorado, where the very wealthy go for R & R and for fly fishing. Our main character, Jack, is the assigned guide for a famous young singer, Alison, whose only interest is in enjoying the lodge and its amenities for fishing during her week-long stay. 

The two get into deep waters, however, when they suspect there is something more sinister going on at the lodge than harmless outdoor recreation, and they risk their lives trying to find out the problem, and to fix it.  

Nature lovers will enjoy the author's prose and descriptions of the surroundings, the canyon, river, forests, and fly fishing itself. They will also get pulled into the story that becomes more complex and compelling, as time goes on, than a leisurely time on the river. 

Next on my reading list:

Who Is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews, Matrch 2, 2021, Little, Brown & Co.   Genre: suspense   Source: library book 

I almost didn't borrow this book because I thought the title was unimaginative and the cover too subtle. But then I glanced at the book blurb and thought the novel was just up my alley. A case of an assistant assuming an author's identity during a trip to Morocco. Just enough suspense to get my attention. 

What are you reading this week?

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thecuecard said...

Yeah I hope to get to The Guide. My husband also said it was a fast pretty good read. I liked his earlier book The River. And the Maud Dixon novel is quite enjoyable, I listened to it on audio ... and the story was diabolical fun. I hope you enjoy it.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, yes, both titles look tempting! Thanks for sharing, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I was disappointed with The Guide after loving The River. I also want to read Who is Maud Dixon. Hope you enjoy it.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

These both sound great. The Guide sounds like it would be a perfect read for my Arkansas trip this week. Then again maybe it would be a little too much while I'm off in the wilderness.

I would like to know more of your thoughts about Maud Dixon and The Guide. Thanks for sharing them.

Tee said...

I have not heard anything on either of these books. I will have to look them up

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Elza Reads said...

The Guide sounds really good and sinister. Will take a look!

Have a good week ahead and happy reading!

Elza Reads

JoAnn said...

Both of these looks good! I've yet to read Peter Heller and have seen some positive reviews for Maud Dixon, too.

Gretchen said...

These both sound intriguing. I have heard good things about Peter Heller, but haven't gotten around to reading him yet. Have a great weekend!

vvb32 reads said...

Both sound so intriguing. Have a good week.

Jinjer-The Intrepid Angeleno said...

I was wondering how The Guide compares to The River and see that Diane said she was disappointed in The Guide after loving The River so that answers that. lol

Maud Dixon sounds intriguing!

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