Tuesday, 26 August 2014
The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross
A breathtaking novel of suspense from the co-author of five bestselling James Patterson novels, including 'Judge and Jury' and 'Lifeguard'. THERE ARE NO RULES IN THE BLUE ZONE. They were the perfect family. And he was the perfect family man. One day changed it all. Arrested for racketeering, Ben Raab must take his family into America's Witness Protection Programme. Only his eldest daughter, Kate, chooses to stay on the outside. But the Programme's perfect success rate is about to come to a shocking end. A case agent is tortured to death and Ben vanishes. The one person who might be able to find him is Kate. Pursued by killers, forced to question everything she knows about her life so far, Kate is plunged into a terrifying existence for which nothing has prepared her. Most people would call it certain death. The FBI calls it the Blue Zone.
It's been ages since I've read anything like this. Whilst Andrew Gross is writing on his own, it has all the trademarks of a James Patterson book. The short chapters, easy read thriller that keeps you engaged from start to finish. A roller coaster that keeps you on the edge of your seat at each twist and turn.
What would you do if your world is completely turned on it's head and what you once believed about your Family and childhood is not all as is it seems. This is the dilemma/scenario that Kate Raab finds herself in.
Whilst I liked this story, I didn't love it. I don't know what I'd have done if I'd been in Kate's shoes and think she handled things well. She was a great heroine and I enjoyed her relationship with Greg.
If you enjoy easy read thrillers then this is the book for you. 6/10.