Review: Swerve by Vicki Pettersson
Author: Vicki Pettersson
Published: July 7, 2015
Publisher: Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books
Review: ebook provided by Author and NetGalley
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.
I received this book to give an honest review.
Man oh man I honestly could not put this story down. Let me say it is not all what it seems to be with this story. You have Kristine and her fiance Daniel who are headed to Lake Arrowhead for the fourth of July holiday. When they stop for Kristine to change that is when the unthinkable happens, Daniel is abducted and Kristine gets hurt. When she comes to she has Daniel's phone waiting for her and is receiving messages and phone calls on it from the person with the brown work boots. Kristine has twenty-four hours to get to where the killer wants her so she can see Daniel or she can turn around and forget him forever. Well being in love isn't going to stop her so she embarks on the journey to saving Daniel from this mad man while doing so she confronts her past in a way. This is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time, because not only are you wanting to find out who this person is that is taunting Kristine but will she even make it to the end and what exactly does her past have to do with the present. All I can say is pick this book up you won't be disappointed.
This is a psychological thriller like no other I honestly don't want to write anymore towards this review as I would be giving too much away. Just know that things are not what they seem.
Only reason I had to give this book a 4 star rating and not a 5 like I truly hoped to do is because of the ending. There was no mention of any police involved or anyone being questioned. I felt that it would have had to come into play at some point in time but it never did.
Vicki Pettersson is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of ten novels, most set in her hometown of Las Vegas. Though she'll ever consider that glittering dustbowl home, she now divides her time between Vegas and Dallas,Texas, where she's learning to like good Tex-Mex (easy) and the Dallas Cowboys (easier than you'd think).
Her most recent release is SWERVE, aptly titled as it's both a chase book and a hard departure from her fantasy work. A pure adrenaline, white-knucked thriller, Swerve releases on July 7, 2015 -- perfect for the novel's Fourth of July setting. If you're looking for a romance with little to no violence ... this is not your novel. If, as with her other work, you're looking for a strong female protagonist who comes out swinging when pushed into a corner, then perhaps you can connect. Welcome!