Swerve

Swerve

A Thriller

Book - 2015
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"In the electrifying tradition of Dean Koontz and Gillian Flynn comes the first contemporary thriller from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Vicki Pettersson! It's high summer in the Mojave desert, and Kristine Rush and her fiance;, Daniel, are making their journey from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California. But when Daniel is abducted from a desolate rest stop, Kristine is forced to choose: return home, never to see her fiance; again, or go on alone into the searing Mojave in search of him...and where a killer lies in wait. Now Kristine is racing against time, uncertain if danger lies ahead or behind. The epic journey blazes through the gaudy flash of roadside casinos, abandoned highway stops, and the wilds of hot, stark darkness that hold horrors she never expected to see. Desperate to save her doomed husband-to-be, she must call upon resources she long forgot and go head-to-head against an unpredictable adversary. And she'd better hurry...because she only has twenty-four hours to escape death on the trip of a lifetime"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New york : Gallery Books, 2015.
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476798578
1476798575
9781476798585
1476798583
Characteristics: 338 pages ; 24 cm

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Alpha_zzz
Sep 14, 2018

Oh my gosh, I would not recommend this book.....unless you like a lot of violence, gore and misanthropy towards all living creatures!
I cannot tell you how many times I thought the author should just end the story. No one, superhero or not, could ever endure the abuse that Kristine or Daniel endured and live to tell about it. And after awhile, that’s all that was written about - being brutal, then more brutal and over-the-top brutal.
I don’t know how I came across this book, as I generally search by genres. Guess I’ll have to be more specific as this is definitely not for those looking for an intriguing mystery.

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claireswazey
Jan 21, 2017

Great escapism. Good thriller.

karcoldelharvic5 May 26, 2016

Definitely shows what can drive a mother. Wasn't quite sure where the title came from.

agkersh Dec 28, 2015

Swerve by Vicki Pettersson is one of the best thrillers I have read in a while! Extremely fast paced plotting and action even with flashbacks into Kristine’s childhood. No one in this story is to be taken at face value. There is always a twist that pulls you in to continue reading, make you cringe, or make your heart rate rise. This book does have graphic violence and is not for the faint of heart.
Kristine Rush is a surgical tech traveling from Las Vegas with her surgeon fiancé, Daniel, to visit his mother and friends in California for an engagement party on the 4th of July. Daniel swerves on the interstate and Kristine spills coffee everywhere, so they pull into a deserted rest stop to clean up. Kristine is attacked and knocked out in the ladies room. When she returns to Daniel’s car, he is missing, but his cell phone has been left in plain view on the driver’s seat. Then comes the call from a mechanically disguised voice that if she wants to see her fiancé alive again she must follow all of the following instructions.
The plot takes off and never slows down. This book was hard to put down, but I had to at time to get my anxiety level back to normal levels. Thank you so much to Galley Books and Net Galley for allowing me to read this ebook in exchange for an honest review. It was definitely my pleasure!

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l1ill
Sep 11, 2015

Quick read and entertaining.

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veronicalynne
Aug 06, 2015

I read this through Negalley. It was a fun but gory read and reminded me a bit of the movie Duel but with a strong female protagonist. Definitely recommended

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