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Super fans. Groupies. Stalkers.

These people will give anything for the idols they worship, be they rock stars, actors or authors. Or even serial killers.

Lori is just such a fanatic. Her obsession is with Edmund Cox, a man of sadistic cruelty who butchered more than 20 women. She’s gone so far as to forge a relationship with him, visiting him in prison and sending him letters on a regular basis. She will do anything to get close to him, so when he gives her a task, she eagerly accepts it.

She has no idea of the horror that awaits her.

Edmund tells her she must go to his cabin in the woods of Killen and retrieve a key to deliver to a mysterious figure known only as The River Man.

In her quest, she brings along her handicapped sister, and they journey through the deep, dark valley, beginning their trip upriver. The trip quickly becomes a surreal nightmare, one that digs up Lori’s personal demons, the ones she feels bonds her to Edmund. The river runs with flesh, the cabin is a vault of horrors, and ghostly blues music echoes through the mountains. Soon they will learn that The River Man is not quite fact or folklore, and definitely not human - at least, not anymore. And the key is just the beginning of what is required of Lori to prove she’s worthy of a madman’s love.

©2020 Kristopher Triana (P)2020 Kristopher Triana

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  • Emily
  • 13-03-2021

Could have used an extra round of editing for manuscript and audio

A decent horror offering. I enjoyed the creepy bits. The narrator had some distracting pronunciation errors (wane vs. wan, bass vs. bass, etc.), and the book itself had some equally distracting word usage issues. The overall presentation wasn’t really up to the standard I expect from Tor, but I enjoyed it.

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  • Tod M. Clark
  • 20-11-2020

Suspenseful Thriller Full of Shocking Reveals

GONE TO SEE THE RIVER MAN was an excellent read that was full of twists and reveals that continued to shock me. I absolutely love a story that has twists that I do not see coming and this story does exactly that. Combine excellent characterization, a great story with professional narration and this one is among my favorites of 2020.

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  • SEAC
  • 06-06-2021

Great ending

I believe that listening to this book was much better than reading it. I loved LOVED loved the voice of the story. She was calm and soothing and I loved how the narrator voiced each character.
A chic has been a penpal with a prison inmate, who sends her to meet the River Man. The majority of the story is her and her sisters journey down the river.
Some parts I found my mind drifting away when there were flashbacks. They seemed to be too long and not advance the story much other than in character development. The ending was very satisfying, which is something I rarely say about books.

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  • Paul Preston
  • 25-03-2021

Serial killer infatuation

Lori is enamored with Edmund Cox, a brutal serial killer serving a life sentence. They have become pen pals and she goes to visit him in prison once a month. Then he asks a favor, for Lori to go get a key from his shack and deliver it to the River Man. What can she get in return?
This twisted, demented tale holds nothing back Creepy and tense at times, leading to an equally demented conclusion. So, yeah, I liked it.

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