Author: Vicki Pettersson
Genre: Horror, Standalone
Personal Rating: 1/5 (don't bother)
Yearly Count: 46
It’s high summer in the Mojave Desert, and Kristine Rush and her fiancé, Daniel, are en route from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California, for the July Fourth holiday weekend. But when Daniel is abducted from a desolate rest stop, Kristine is forced to choose: return home unharmed, but never to see her fiancé again, or plunge forward into the searing desert to find him…where a killer lies in wait.One road. One woman. One killer.Sprinting against the clock, and uncertain if danger lies ahead or behind, Kristine must blaze an epic path through the gaudy flash of roadside casinos, abandoned highway stops, and a landscape rife with horrors never before imagined. Desperate to save her doomed husband-to-be, Kristine must summon long forgotten resources if she’s to go head-to-head against this unpredictable killer. And she’d better hurry. Because she only has twenty-four hours…to make one hell of a trip.
This book is billed as a psychological thriller. HA! It is a terrible horror novel. Had I known, I would not have even picked it up. I should have shut it down right from the start, but kept hoping for the best. The amount of ambiguous violence against man and beast was despicable. The writing was sophomoric and hit me the wrong way at every turn. The whole plot was ridiculous and filled with crudeness. This one was definitely not for me. :(
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