America's end is near.
No one knows why, but the great country is under attack.
After being weakened by countless natural disasters, America opens its airspace for aid. But instead, what is left of the devastated West Coast finds itself nearly obliterated from above. The key may belong to tests designed by a Pacific Northwest psychologist, Rachel Parker.
Rachel loses the love of her life in a house fire as they escape with their children to the nearby Rocky Mountains following the first round of air raids. In refuge, she faces her husband's best friend, Joshua, but doesn't want to face his ill-harbored feelings or her own inability to face fear.
Her sister, Brenda, escapes the fallen city, and, mistaken for Rachel, is captured. Terrified and alone, Brenda is protected by the enigmatic Daniel even while he helps keep her captive. Through torture and mind games, Brenda discovers information about her sister's work that could spin the free world into a tumultuous frenzy where the unknown is safer than reality.
©2012 Bonnie R. Paulson (P)2012 Bonnie R. Paulson
I doubt it. Definitely would not pay for one.
The wife was unbelievable. She was a psychologist, but couldn't remember what she was taught about dealing with grief and so couldn't deal with her own child's grief and just blurted out that daddy died in the fire. She supposedly almost left her husband and got a divorce over "Josh" yet didn't even recognize him when he arrived at her house. Then, later, again recalling that earlier she went into detail about almost losing her marriage because of him, she suddenly realized he had dimples. Her husband had been dead less than 36 hours and they all ride off to investigate a plane crash but she rides on the same 4-wheeler as the former boyfriend, leaving her 14 year old son to drive the other. Really? Just ugh. Insulted my intelligence one too many times and I ripped my headphones off and did the unhappy dance and started another book.
You will survive this book only if you can suspend any common sense you might possess and listen with gritted teeth.
#2 in my all time series. I must confess to reading the kindle version for book #1 in 3 hours. Then listened to 2 & 3 continuously on audible. It's thought provoking, intelligent writing and a wild ride. I'm now in love with survival.
What would you do to survive? I really invested a lot into the beginning family, I saw myself, my loved ones , I breathed and cried with them. I had to know how it ended. Your in constant suspense of who's on what side, where is the next danger coming from?
Mr Gilmore unfortunately can't give the female heart to the heroine. This is a women's book. He is brilliant in the telling males stories, but drops the impact on women, Thus poor female reviews.
What would you do to servive?
Please Read the first book then listen once your Characters are established .
The storyline caught me...but my ears were bleeding with the narration. Being from the Pacific Northwest, I cringed every time the narrator butchered the names of Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, and Oregon. Come on ... really??? And the abrupt end. I don't mind cliff hangers that lure you towards the next in a series. But I think I broke my tailbone from being dropped so suddenly without any warning whatsoever. Can't decide yet if it's worth the effort to give the next one a try or not.
I think they are both good. The audio edition is more convenient when you're busy or on a long drive. I listened while recovering from a migraine.
The plot of the story, I thought it was amazing.
My favorite would have to be Brenda.
Yes, when Brenda told Rachel she was taken by Rachel's former co-worker. Also when Brenda told Rachel that Andy was alive.
I can honestly say I have never listened to a book quite like this. The entire time, I kept thinking about what i would have done in the same circumstances. Bonnie Paulson has once again surprised me with her storytelling genius. I was immediately drawn into the story; it kept me intrigued and at the edge of my seat to the very end. I can't wait to read book two to see what happens next!
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