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 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 girl’s survival, and the other’s death—murder, actually—stun 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 another’s greatest desire—to bring a killer to justice—is revitalized . . . and the girl who survived the icy plunge cannot escape the sense that she is connected to that earlier unsolved case by more than a river. Soon enough she’s caught up in an investigation of her own that will unearth long-hidden secrets, and stoke the violence that has long simmered just below the surface of the town. Souls frozen in time, ghosts and demons, the accused and the guilty, all stir to life in this cold northern place where memories, like treachery, run just beneath the ice, and where a young woman can come home but still not be safe.

Brilliantly plotted, unrelentingly suspenseful, and beautifully realized, The Current is a gripping page-turner about how the past holds the key to the future as well as an unbreakable grip on the present.

Title:The Current
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null

    The Current Reviews

  • Paula Kalin

    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 Cu...

  • Susanne Strong

    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 ...

  • Linda

    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....

  • Fran

    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 ...

  • Berit???

    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 i...

  • Matt

    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 fir...

  • Matt

    “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 dee...

  • karen

    reviewing for LA review of books, pub date TBD....

  • Reading.Between.Wines

    ⭐⭐⭐💫 / 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 abou...

  • DeAnn

    5 "treacherous river current" stars to this oneI 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 charact...