Book Review for BLOOD HIGHWAY by Gina Wohlsdorf
BLOOD HIGHWAY by Gina Wohlsdorf
☕ ☕ ☕ + 1/2
My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A fast-paced multi-layered thriller.
Truth time. BLOOD HIGHWAY will not be for everyone. I have seen the reviews posted and I understand this unique layering of various suspense elements and grouping of characters will make some people scratch their heads. However, if you stick with it like I did, everything will come together in quite an explosive ending.
There were two things I enjoyed about this book. The first is Rainy. This broken girl has the tough exterior of someone who has had to take care of herself, but still manages to be naive in so many ways. She is thrown a lot in her short life, but nothing like what she will experience within this book. The second thing I was drawn to was the style of writing. The fast paced nature of the narrative and the non-stop action were entertaining.
Now, I do have to say one thing. There was a lot going on in this book. At times, I almost wished there was a bit more editing, because the bones of the story were there. The writing and the concept were there. I think some moments didn't need to be woven into an already complicated story. Where there were other areas I would have hoped could have been more filled out.
All in all this is an interesting book that I am happy I had the chance to read. I met a one-of-a-kind character in Rainy and was amazed at her ability to pivot in every situation.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Meet Rainy Cain, a tough, smart seventeen-year-old whose primary instinct is survival. That instinct is tested when her life is upended by the sudden appearance of her father, Sam, who she thought was long dead, but instead had been in prison for his part in an armored truck robbery gone murderously wrong. Now escaped and on the run, he kidnaps Rainy, who he is convinced knows where the money from the robbery, never recovered, is hidden.
Accompanied by a henchman with secret motives of his own, they set off on a cross-country dash to Big Sur, where Sam suspects his late wife stashed the cash. On their heels is a Minneapolis cop intent on bringing Rainy safely home.
It is an odyssey that will push Rainy to the limits of endurance, and that will keep readers guessing until the very end. What does Rainy really know—and what is she willing to sacrifice in order to live?
About the Author: Gina Wohlsdorf, whose first novel, Security, was praised as “witty,” “chilling,” “kinky,” and “stunning,” lives in Colorado. Blood Highway is her second novel.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Algonquin Books (August 7, 2018)
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