Write on: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 by  in Guests Reviews Read 3786

I have to preface this review by stating that Blake Crouch is one of my favorite writers. Dark Matter was easily one of my top 5 books of 2016 and the Wayward Pines trilogy is phenomenal. Having said that, Snowbound left me wanting a little bit more.

We are introduced to Will Innis and his daughter, Devlin. On a stormy night along a desert highway, his wife/her mother, Rachel, is lost forever and without a trace. Will, being the husband, is automatically identified as the lead suspect so he and his daughter flee. Change of name, address, job, school, etc. They are eventually found out by a balls-to-the-wall FBI agent who says she knows what happened to Rachel and that Will and Devlin need to come with her. Suddenly, we are thrown onto a roller coaster ride of emotion and thrills as the trio try and crack down where Rachel is and if she is still alive.

My issues with Snowbound lie with the characters, their actions, and the situations they find themselves in. Dumb decisions, entirely gullible antagonists, and scenes that just left me scratching my head. Having said that, this book is a train ride headed towards derailment. Fast paced, gripping, and shooty shooty/bangy bang enough for the thriller lovers out there. Honestly, the best part about the book was the ending as I had no clue it was coming.

All in all, if you have read some of Crouch's body of work, take a chance on Snowbound. It is a quick read and the audiobook is only slightly over 7 hours. And even if you haven't read anything by the author, but like thrillers, this will give you some entertainment on a plane or train ride.

Last modified on Thursday, 29 June 2017 18:42

David Walters is a real estate agent in Birmingham, AL. When not showing houses or writing up contracts, he spends his time reading and listening to books or spending time with his wife and 2 dogs.

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