Book: Joy Fielding – Shadow Creek

Here is the official description of the story from www.joyfielding.com :

Due to a last-minute change in plans, a group of unlikely traveling companions finds themselves on a camping trip in the Adirondacks. They include the soon-to-be-divorced Valerie; her oddball friends, Melissa and James; her moody teenage daughter, Brianne; and Val’s estranged husband’s fiancée, Jennifer. Val is dealing with unresolved feelings toward her ex and grappling with jealousy and resentment toward his younger, prettier new flame, a woman with some serious issues of her own. Brianne is sixteen and openly rebellious, caught up in a web of secrets and lies.

What Val and her companions don’t know is that a pair of crazed killers is wreaking havoc in the very same woods. When an elderly couple is found slaughtered and Brianne goes missing, Val finds herself in a nightmare much worse than anything she could have anticipated. She was half-expecting it to be the trip from hell, but what she never could have predicted was that this impromptu little excursion would become an all-out struggle for survival.

For me this was the best book I ever read from this author. My mom borrowed it to me so I could read it while staying in a hospital and I must say that I finished it in two days. It caught me from the beginning and despite I was able to guess some things, still I was really enjoying the story from the beginning to the end.

To be honest, I liked the story about Val and her dealing with Jennifer as it so much reminded me of my situation and dealing with my ex-husband’s new girlfriend. Val did not actully hate her, she was just dealing with her existence as good as she was able to. And in the end she found out that Jennifer is actually not as bas as she thought and they became some kind of friends.

I know many people don’t believe in this kind of realtionship and they believe that it is not correct if they don’t hate each other but I just know from my own experience that it possible is and moreover it is very nice.

Besides the story, the book is full of jokes, funny comments, thoughts, absurd situations and for me it just has everything I expect from a good book.

Thanks for this book! I definitely give it 8/10.

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