A Stunning New Novel from the Bestselling Author of DescentTim Johnston, whose 2015 national bestseller Descent was called astonishing by the Washington Post and unforgettable by the Miami Herald, returns with another tour de force about the indelible impact of acrime on the lives of innocent people.When two young women leave their college campus in the dead of winter for a 700-mile drive north to Minnesota, they suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives in the icy waters of the Black Root River, just miles from home. One girls survival, and the others deathmurder, actuallystun the citizens of a small Minnesota town, thawing memories of another young woman who lost her life in the same river ten years earlier, and whose killer may yet live among them. One father is forced to relive his agony while anothers greatest desireto bring a killer to justiceis revitalized . . . and the girl who survived the icy plunge cannot escape the sense that she is connected to that earlier unsolve...
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The Current Reviews
Two best girlfriends were travelling by car from their Southern college to a small town in Minnesota. Caroline Price had generously volunteered to drive Audrey Sutter seven hundred miles to visit her father, Retired Sheriff Tom Sutter. Sheriff Sutter had inoperable lung cancer. A late night gas station stop in Iowa, near the Minnesota border, on a raw snowy night, turned deadly leaving Caroline missing and Audrey barely alive.
The gas station, approximately two deserted miles from the highway loo ...more
I don't know if there is a category for books called "lyrical thriller" but if there is, that's what I would call Tim Johnston.
The current is a multi-level story which is set in motion when a car carrying two college-age friends enters an icy river on a dark night. One girl lives and the other dies.
In a strange twist of fate, Audrey, the girl who lives, was on the way to visit her father who is dying of lung cancer, and who also used to be the sheriff when, several years ago and in another sta ...more
I loved this book. A slowish start but then I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Caroline is driving her friend Audrey home to Minnesota to see her father who is dying of cancer. They have a run in with creeps when stopping for,gas and then end up on the icy river and then into the river. Audrey lives but Caroline doesn’t.
Ten years ago in a parallel story Holly Burke is hit by a car and thrown in the same river where she drowns. Both stories are investigated by various engaging and likable cha ...more
When I read Tim Johnston’s prior book, The Descent, I was in awe of his talent. How could an author create a psychological thriller in such a carefully structured and literary way? His latest book, The Current, proves that his debut book was no fluke. If possible, it’s even better than his first book. Once I began it, I didn’t want to come up for air.
The plot, in a nutshell: college roommates Caroline and Audrey take a road trip to visit Audrey’s father, a sheriff with terminal cancer. A car acc ...more
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An atmospheric story alive with tension and emotion!
Tim Johnston has written a book that I not only Red but I felt. I felt the tension in my head, I felt the emotion in my heart, and I felt the cold in my bones. There was something so real and raw about this story. It is one of those books that will stick with you long after you turn the last page!
Audrey and Caroline are driving from their southern college to Audreys home in northern Minnesota. Audrey is going home to see her father who is fight ...more
Tim Johnston has again written an outstanding literary suspense thriller!
Having been introduced to the author in 2016 with, Descent, I was highly anticipating getting my hands on his next book. The Current did not disappoint! A page turning, psychological crime thriller with many twists and turns, The Current, is a dark, emotional novel filled with tension and rage, guilt and revenge, but also compassion.
Two friends leave college to drive to Minnesota to visit Audrey’s father, retired sheriff To ...more
Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley for review.
Marketing this book as a thriller is going to do this book a disservice. It's a solid literary fiction book, but thriller it is not, and readers going into this story expecting the suspense of a thriller are going to be disappointed (I'm not generally prepared for literary fiction style structure when I am reading a thriller). About 2/3 of the way through this book I finally became pretty invested in the story and found t ...more