Monday, August 20, 2012


Author:  D. A. Serra
Genre:  Thriller, Standalone
Published:  2012
Personal Rating:  3/5 (just okay)
Format:  eBook
Yearly Count:  73

From the Publisher:

The most dangerous place on Earth is between a mother and her child... With everything at stake - what are you capable of? What if the worst happens and you're not a policeman, a soldier, or a spy with weapons training and an iron heart? What if you're a schoolteacher - a mom? In this gritty crime thriller a family vacation takes a vicious turn when a fishing camp is invaded by four armed men. With nothing except her brains, her will, and the element of surprise on her side, Alison must learn to kill or watch her family die.

And then, things get worse.

This story moved at a fast pace and contained some good moments.  I liked getting caught up in the plot and wanting to turn the pages quickly; however, it was so fast that it didn't have time to feel solid.  It felt like there were missing parts or neglected information, which left holes in the flow.  Also, the speed didn't allow enough time to develop the characters for a reader to understand or sympathize with them, other than normal human instincts.  For instance, I had a handle on the "good guys," but I wasn't sure why the "bad guys" were the bad guys.  They were just random.  Ultimately, there was a lot of suspending disbelief on my part, but I never considered abandoning the book.  It was predictable, but entertaining for a quick thrill.

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My thanks go to the author and Premier Virtual Author Book Tours for sending me this eGalley.


  1. Even though it sounded predictable at least you didn't hate it!!

    1. Staci ~ It was a little "too much" but I thought it was okay.


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