The Current

The Current

A Stunning New Novel from the Bestselling Author of Descent Tim 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 A Stunning New Novel from the Bestselling Author of Descent Tim Johnston, whose 2015 national bestselle...

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Title:The Current
Author:Tim Johnston
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B079VW5WMB
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Current Reviews

  • karen
    Jan 01, 2019
    reviewing for LA review of books, pub date TBD. ...
  • JanB
    Feb 26, 2019
    "Because it was only girls?in the river?it?s always been only girls.? In a small town in Minnesota, in the depths of winter, a car with two girls goes in the river, but only one girl survives. The survivor claims they were pushed into the river. The crime is eerily similar...
  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    Feb 20, 2019
    Just ok overall. The main issue I had with this book was the padding. In quite a few places there was writing that just wasn?t needed for the story. Had the writing been tighter, it may have been a better book. Audio narration also so-so. ...
  • Matt
    Oct 29, 2018
    ?The nose of the car drops over the edge of the bank and the world pitches, and their own weight rolls forward through their bodies as at the top of a roller coaster just before the drop ? the deep human fear of falling, the plunging heart, and there?s no stopping it and no getti...
  • Marialyce
    Feb 26, 2019
    4.5 so well written stars Ten years ago a young girl went into the freezing cold river. She was murdered and a family, a father, and a small town reeled from the shock, a loss of life that sent currents through lives that were never to be the same again. The murderer was never foun...
  • Jill
    Feb 18, 2019
    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 ...
  • switterbug (Betsey)
    Feb 17, 2019
    Readers counting on a fast-paced, plot-driven linear mystery that sprints to a neatly tied and blood-soaked bow will be sorely disappointed. However, if you like your crime dramas literary and lush, with contoured characters, atmospheric prose, and penetrating themes, then you?ve com...
  • Rebecca
    Dec 27, 2018
    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...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Dec 24, 2018
    If you read DESCENT, you know that Tim Johnston writes anti-thrillers, crime novels that are purposely slow. A mystery may be solved but sometimes it seems that that is secondary to a larger goal. If you use the term "literary fiction," this is certainly a "literary" mystery, with pros...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Feb 05, 2019
    4 Stars. A Taut, Tension filled Thriller that kept me on my Toes! When two girls go into the river, only one comes out, nineteen year-old Audrey Sutter. Ten years ago another girl?s life was lost to that same river: Holly Burke - her death was suspicious and though there w...
  • DeAnn
    Feb 02, 2019
    5 "treacherous river current" stars to this one I was utterly captivated by the writing in this book. The story was very compelling, and the suspense built throughout the book, but I wouldn?t characterize it as your typical thriller. The book opens with two college friends on a...
  • Fiona
    Feb 02, 2019
    Tim Johnston has written an excellent novel, the kind of book that's timely without being repetitive, and horrifying without being repellent. The Current is the kind of book that sucks you in and holds you in place until it's finished with you - I read it in one sitting - and it's ...
  • Matt
    Jan 15, 2019
    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Tim Johnston, and Algonquin Books for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review. In my first exploration of Tim Johnston?s work, the novel took a journey that may literal...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Sep 25, 2018
    ???? / 5 rounded up. Well, I did not like The Current by Tim Johnston as much as I liked his novel Descent, but it was still a captivating read that pulls at your heartstrings. What it's about: 2 college students, Caroline Price and Audrey Sutter, are on a road trip fr...
  • Perry
    Jan 30, 2019
    A cadaverously cryogenic, criminal suspense novel, deftly structured, though it can be difficult to catch the flow for the first 100 pages as it switches between 6/7 characters since the shifts happen mainly from ruminations of a character to those of another with sparser dialogue in t...
  • Cheryl
    Feb 23, 2019
    This author is a pro. Just my kind of suspense: realistic, gripping, and literary with a beautiful incorporation of nature. The 1st chapter is the only slow bit, but what a meaningful, gutsy way to kick it off, one I haven't seen done before. A rare added bonus: this novel is WELL EDIT...
  • Laura
    Feb 02, 2019
    I went into this one blindly only knowing reviewers were saying "it's better than his first." I haven't read his first but the second was very, very good. I only give it 4 stars because I'm a reader who likes complete closure and you don't get that in this book. The book grabbed me fro...
  • Linda
    Aug 09, 2018
    Life is about the intrusion of the unexpected. Sun-filled, glorious days fill us with the ease of life and its gentle flow. But it is in the ravaged moments of night that brutal reality visits upon us. And with it comes the jagged scars that are deep, very very deep. Two Iowa col...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Oct 22, 2018
    From the very first page, I could tell this was going to be an atmospheric read. There's country/small town and big city books. A lot of what we read in the mystery/thriller genre is based in larger cities such as London and New York. Then we get ones like this that are catered to that...
  • Judy Collins
    Jan 28, 2019
    Review Coming! TOP BOOKS OF 2019. ...
  • Jeanette
    Mar 03, 2019
    3.5 stars which could have been a full 4 stars with a good edit. But rounded down for the length, not only of the whole novel, but of description that repeats and multi, multi overlaps of pivotal events and opinions by taking the route of continually switching both time periods and "ey...
  • Fran
    Nov 01, 2018
    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 ...
  • Paula Kalin
    Jan 20, 2019
    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 t...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Feb 16, 2019
    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 tho...
  • Kathleen
    Feb 06, 2019
    Audrey Sutter and Caroline Price drive 700 miles to Minnesota from their southern college in order for Audrey to be with her Dad who is dying of lung cancer. They stop at a dodgy gas station, and encounter two ?good-old-boys? that want to toy with them. Fast thinking allows them to...
  • marilyn
    Feb 24, 2019
    Early in the book a vehicle is pushed into a river that is frozen on the surface but that has a raging current under the ice. The car contains two college girls, one who survives the river and one who doesn't. Ten years earlier another girl, the same age, died in this river, miles upst...
  • Nilufer Yenidogan Ozmekik
    Feb 08, 2019
    A captivating, perfectly written and definitely not a typical thriller book. It?s so much better. You have to give your full attention for catching jumps in time. The story telling was brilliant and characters are depicted so realistically. It may be a little shorter but I still enjo...
  • J.K. Grice
    Mar 12, 2019
    Ever since I was 10 years old I have spent countless hours in the company of rivers. I have fished them, canoed them, floated them, boated them, and waded them. I have been submerged under their surfaces, sometimes by choice and sometimes not. There are times in high water when a river...
  • Elizabeth
    Nov 11, 2018
    Well I find myself thinking of The Current and it is like a force of something powerful that reminds me of sitting in high school English reading something that is supposed to be profound about mankind or nature or life or maybe all three but all I was thinking about having to work lat...
  • Quinn Sullivan
    Feb 06, 2019
    This book was lacking something for me. It was a mystery but it never really seemed to take off or really get resolved. I felt like I was left with so many loose ends by the end of it. And the constant inner monologue back and forth from past to present was draining to read. Not my fav...