Five Survive|Review

Five Survive – publishing 2022

“The brand new unmissable crime thriller from Holly Jackson, best-selling, award-winning author of the Good Girl’s Guide to Murder trilogy.

Eight hours.
Six friends.
One sniper . . .

Eighteen year old Red and her friends are on a road trip in an RV, heading to the beach for Spring Break. It’s a long drive but spirits are high. Until the RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere. There’s no mobile phone reception and nobody around to help. And as the wheels are shot out, one by one, the friends realise that this is no accident. There’s a sniper out there in the dark watching them and he knows exactly who they are. One of the group has a secret that the sniper is willing to kill for.

A game of cat-and-mouse plays out as the group desperately tries to get help and to work out which member of the group is the target. Buried secrets are forced to light in the cramped, claustrophobic setting of the RV, and tensions within the group will reach deadly levels. Not everyone will survive the night.” – Goodreads

THOUGHTS

Thank you to PRHaudio for the ALC.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t for me. I loved the other books by this author so much, but this wasn’t the pacing or content for me.

The premise is great. Five teens alone on a road trip when they start being stalked. That has potential. It started very strong.

It just kind of fizzled from there for me, though. The mob, a whistleblower, those just don’t seem like YA plot elements to me.

Bummer, but still appreciative to squeeze in another spooky read before I fully immerse myself in holiday reads.

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