I am a fan of near/post apocalyptic storylines that have an adult tone. This book immediately built the suspense and tension but it sizzled out a little for me during the flashbacks as those events became anti-climatic because of the river journey. But was still anxious to turn the pages to the end. I also enjoy storylines where there are several – what would I do in those situation moments, especially those when there are so many unknowns and this book provided several for me to ponder.
This debut novel was well-paced and engaging though the book focused on the information that the characters knew about I wanted to know a little bit more of the big picture of the situation. I look forward to reading future books by the author.