American Drifter by Heather Graham

American Drifter

This program is read by Chad Michael MurrayNew York Times bestselling author Heather Graham has teamed up with celebrated actor and celebrity icon Chad Michael Murray to weave a tale of passion and danger in the captivating thriller audiobook, American Drifter. A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunt...

Details American Drifter

TitleAmerican Drifter
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
GenreFiction, Romance, Thriller, Suspense

Reviews American Drifter

  • Eric
    American Drifter by Heather Graham and Chad Michael Murray was a very pleasant find. The novel is about River, an American war veteran battling PTSD while visiting and touring Rio De Janeiro. River has been staying in a local hostel and has been befriended by the owner of the hostel, the hostel maid and a local man happy with just getting by. River is afflicted with flashbacks and nightmares, while trying to enjoy his time in Rio De Janeiro in th...
  • Marilena ⚓
    Δεν γινόταν να γράψει βιβλίο ο αγαπημένος μου Chad και να μη το διαβάσω!!!Ήξερα ότι δεν είχε καλές κριτικές και ήμουν προετοιμασμένη αλλά είναι το πρώτο του βιβλίο και είπα ας του δώσω μια ευκαιρία!Αρχικά να πω οτι σε καμία περίπτωση δεν ειναι θρίλερ,...
  • Emerald
    "Until the government and the people stop discerning between color, faith, and original ethnicity, not all Americans will truly be free."
  • Heather Hughes
    I received an early copy from Tor-Forge/Macmillan in exchange for this honest review.If you know me, then you know I am a diehard fan of One Tree Hill. Naley, Brooke Davis, brooding Lucas, all of it. I’ve probably binged it, like, six times. Yes, I am disappointed that Netflix removed it. I’ll hold that grudge forever.So, I was very excited to find out this past year that Chad Michael Murray actually lived out the Lucas Scott persona and coll...
  • Amber
    Between three and four stars. Entertaining. I'm curious about Heather Graham's other books because I will admit that a good chunk of my decision to pick this up was due to Chad Michael Murray's involvement and that I recognized her name.
  • Courtney (librarycutie)
    So, I started this on a whim because I wanted something to listen to, and I couldn’t pass it up knowing heart-throb himself, Chad Michael Murray, narrated American Drifter that he co-wrote. I didn’t know a whole lot about the story and didn’t expect it to be like anything that I read but oh-my-wow, this is a very intriguing story with a gorgeous man narrating it. I honestly pictured Chad as the main character, River.River is in Rio, an ex-m...
  • Toni
    I chose to read American Drifter for two reasons. 1 - It was listed (even on the front cover) as a thriller. 2 - Good Read readers gave it almost a 4 star rating. This is my first Heather Graham novel so I cannot compare to any of her own novels and I've not heard of Chad Michael Murray, this being his debut. (I do not watch prime time TV but he was very cute on the back cover.) I HATE writing 1 star reviews as I know that 1. there will always be...
  • Love B.
    This was one of my most anticipated releases for 2017 and unfortunately I didn't like it. That being said, the story seemed to be all over the place at the best of times, and the characters, though likable, had few admirable qualities or anything to make them really unique.But I must say the ending had a jaw dropping situation that I didn't expect! And as fan of Chad I can fill in that the writing style was one of the things that kept me from DNF...
  • Trianna
    psa if you market a book as a "thriller" something has to actually happen in the first 100 pages. Also, don't put a plot twist in the synopsis, especially if it doesn't happen until page 140.
  • Lilly
    DNF'd at page 60. :/I don't often read this genre, I picked it up because I just wanted to try something new. I'm familiar with the actor who wrote it, he was in Gilmore Girls and A Cinderella Story. Probably wouldn't have ever read this if it was written by anyone else. I didn't enjoy it very much. There were a lot of distracting confusions, and I felt like I wasn't reading the story I was promised. The cover is confusing too, it doesn't match t...
  • Rohit Gurunath Sharma
    This story is about, A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunting him daily, River abandons the world he knows and flees to the country he's always dreamed of visiting: Brazil.
  • Ashley
    This was okay.... The only good thing really was Chad Michael Murray. :P
  • Andrea Meier
    The AudioBook is narrated by Chad Micheal Murray. Enough said!!
  • Maggie Fulmer
    Really enjoyed the ending of this and the setting of Brazil but was otherwise underwhelmed.
  • Holly
    Great read. Very surprised by the ending. I cried at the end. I hope Chad Michael Murray writes more books.
  • Briana Alzola
    This wasn't great but it was pretty good. There were some repetive parts where I felt like the descriptions could be cut down/smoothed out. (If I had heard the phrase "free spirit" one more time, I may have shut the book for good) but in general, it had an interesting story and I liked hearing about Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. I also thought it had a good twist at the end.
  • Jenia
    A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunting him daily, River abandons the world he knows and flees to the country he's always dreamed of visiting: Brazil.Rio de Janeiro is everything he hoped for and more. In the lead-up to Carnaval, the city is alight with music, energy, and life. With a few friends ...
  • Kristin Marie
    Two stars, and I'm being ridiculously generous. A little background. "American Drifter" caught my eye at the library because I am a fan of Chad Michael Murray's acting. On the CW show "One Tree Hill" Murray's character Lucas Scott also wrote a book and it seemed magical. I decided to give it a shot. Because how bad could it be? Famous author plus creative actor....I have never read any of Heather Graham's other books. She has written more than 10...
  • Teresa LaBella
    I'm a writer having a difficult time finding words that will adequately give this haunting tale the justice it delivered and deserves.An excerpt on Book Daily of a street scene in Rio de Janeiro hooked me to read the story of River Roulet, a US Army veteran running from the horrors of war he carries with him. River steals a starving dog from an abusive owner, names his new friend Convict, and convinces his old friend Beluga to let the dog stay wi...
  • Norah
    The story "American Drifter" by Heather Graham and Chad Michael Murray was a book I picked up at the library when the woman there called last call for check out and I really needed something to read at the hospital. The story explores an American serviceman with PTSD. The story has a back drop of Rio during carnival and how River the main character meets a wonderful woman there. There is also a back story of a drug lord who runs the city and the ...
  • Rachel Foster
    You know how you expect something to be fuck me wow but they are just okay and it makes them seen even worse because you had certain expectations? That's what happened with American Drifter for me. The cover itself says it's an "exhilarating story of love and murder". That alone hooked me and even if Chad Michael Murray hadn't been involved with it, it would have gotten my attention. The murder (which I'm assuming they're talking about one that i...
  • Norma Smith
    American Drifter, was more of a romance novel to me. It is being promoted as a ( Thriller). As I was reading the story, I could not see what was really going on with River. He was suffering from ( PTSD) and running from a great lost. There are parts of the story that made sense and some that didn't make sense till the end of the story. River is a drifter in Brazil during carnival time. He has two close friends. Belugo ( hotel owner) and Thiago ( ...
  • Heather Blake
    I'll be honest I wanted to read this book because Chad Michael Murray co wrote the book. I was so excited to get this book and read it. This is also my first book that I read from Heather Graham. The book was very hard to follow, since the story kept jumping all over the place. The two main characters, River and Natal were very likable . The book was listed as a thriller, but to me it was basically a romance book. Which would have been fine, if I...
  • Dan
    River Roulet is an army vet with PTSD and decides to travel to Brazil to relax, shake off the horrors from his past and just be a free spirit. He meets a beautiful woman who entrances him, but he also comes across the local drug lord which could cause him problems. Somewhat interesting premise, but the story telling is sophomoric. There are constant repetition of thoughts and feelings. We get the point. The writing needs a lot of work, I felt as ...