Wicked River by Jenny Milchman @sourcebooks @jennymilchman ~ Publication Day 5/1/18 #wickedlyawesome

You know that age old saying “when it rains it pours”???? Well let’s just say for Nat and Doug… it was a non stop deluge of disaster! ~ Two Girls and a Book Obsession

“Wicked River is partly a who-is-my-husband-really story, partly a horror-in-the-wilderness story, and partly a Manhattan-family drama, all rolled up in elegantly propulsive prose, and shot through with sinister suspense.”―LEE CHILD, New York Times bestselling author

Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated backcountry honeymoon seems ideal-a chance to start their lives together with an adventure. But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, as well as the depths of their love for each other, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods.

Because six million acres makes it easy for the wicked to hide. And even easier for someone to go missing for good.

As they struggle with the worst the wilderness has to offer, a man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon. He wants something from them more terrifying than death. And once they are near his domain, he will do everything in his power to make sure they never walk out again.

When NYC native, Natalie, said “I do” to her fiancé Doug, I’m not so sure she knew exactly what she was saying “I do” to… first she said “I do” to a new life with her new husband, and wilderness lover, Doug. During a thoughtfully planned out wilderness wedding, two sketchy men show up but Nat has no idea why (😳red flag!! Blaring red flag🚩!!!) the ceremony continues and once they have officially tied the knot, they embark on a wonderfully romantic wilderness get away (well for an outdoorsman maybe) I was screaming at Nat to turn around, demand a Carribean beach getaway but as characters often do what authors tell them…she didn’t listen!

Jenny Milchman was a master at creating a very suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat thriller full of “omg” moments! Thank God as things began to take a turn for the worse Nat had her lovingly prepared and trustworthy new husband with her (ahem… cough cough wink wink).

You know that age old saying “when it rains it pours”???? Well let’s just say for Nat and Doug… it was a not stop deluge of disaster!

Well at least Kurt (an obvious rustic mountain man who knows his way around a wooded disaster) was there to save the day! Oh wait… umm… about Kurt…

Ahhhhh!!! If you want to find out how Nat and Doug’s honeymoon really turns out, you will fly through “Wicked River” furiously and feel a definite shock and awe as you learn who is trustworthy, who is bat sh%# crazy, and who might be behind a very … interesting way to “make friends”!! Seriously… we loved Wicked River and we adore Jenny Milchman!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Jenny will be joining Two Girls and a Book Obsession on August 5th at Clovis Point Vineyard for our “2nd Book and Wine Pairing” author signing event!

Click here for more details… Book and Wine Pairing


Hi everyone,

Thank you for finding me here! Five years ago, I wrote copy for this page before my debut novel had even come out. Now it’s been more than three five years since publication, my debut won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for best suspense novel of the year, was nominated for a bunch more, and my family and I have spent seven a total of fifteen months on book tour. That insane number is because my second novel came out a year after the first and we hit the road again (four months), then a third (and yup, we did it again). Indie Next Picks, recognition by Suspense Magazine, another award (the Silver Falchion for best novel). My debut has become a bestseller, and was even included on a Book of the Day calendar. You’d think things were going pretty well, right? And then…

I went careening into a giant concrete wall.

It took me eleven years to sell my “first” novel, which was really the eighth one I’d written. Eleven years of rejection and toil and hard work and disappointment and getting slammed down before raising a hand–sometimes just a finger–to indicate that, beaten and bloody, I wanted to try again. You’d think after all of that, I’d be done with the hard parts. Time to buy the yacht and the jet and go live in the Islands.

Ah, but publishing isn’t that simple, and writing isn’t either, and neither is life, I guess. The publishing biz is a beast that makes no sense. It’s a camel with many humps, and you have to keep climbing them, shuffling around and trying to find a comfortable seat. To mix metaphors as no writer should.

After my third novel came out, my editor was let go, and I suddenly had no home for my work.

Luckily, I had a new book all ready to go, which my agent was eager to submit. And at least it would be easy this time, right? After all, one of my books was a USA Today bestseller. Two had won major awards. I had starred reviews. Readers I loved. A slew of successful events I’d done on tour.

Not right. It seems the rejections don’t stop just because you’ve had some success. It took my agent and me over a year of perfecting that book, seeking support in the form of blurbs, and tolerating no’s before offers began to come in. In the end, we had the excitement of an auction–and better yet, I was able to join a publisher I truly feel understands both me and this tricky business.

I’m so very glad you’ve come to join me atop the camel. Let’s ride.

Love from the Hills of Wedeskyull,

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