Tuesday, June 19, 2012

REVIEW: ONE BREATH AWAY by Heather Gudenkauf

One Breath Away

I am not sure where Gundenkauf gets her ideas but I am glad that she puts pen to paper and get theses stories out into the world.  ONE BREATH AWAY is a gripping tale told from several points of view giving you a story with depth, suspense and perspective.  I absolutely loved this novel.  It touched on one of my greatest fears, my child's school being invaded by an intruder.  I devoured this novel to see how it would end.  Gundenkauf created genius with this novel, it is quickly paced containing shorter chapters and has a very concise and tight story line.  I rate it 5 stars and HIGHLY recommend it. 

Book Description

June 26, 2012  preorder
In her most emotionally charged novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores the unspoken events that shape a community, the ties between parents and their children and how the fragile normalcy of our everyday life is so easily shattered.

In the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom. Outside the school, the town of Broken Branch watches and waits.

Officer Meg Barrett holds the responsibility for the town's children in her hands. Will Thwaite, reluctantly entrusted with the care of his two grandchildren by the daughter who left home years earlier, stands by helplessly and wonders if he has failed his child again. Trapped in her classroom, Evelyn Oliver watches for an opportunity to rescue the children in her care. And thirteen-year-old Augie Baker, already struggling with the aftermath of a terrible accident that has has brought her to Broken Branch, will risk her own safety to protect her little brother.

As tension mounts with each passing minute, the hidden fears and grudges of the small town are revealed as the people of Broken Branch race to uncover the identity of the stranger who holds their children hostage.

More on MMBBR with Heather:
  • To view my review of THESE THINGS HIDDEN click HERE  
  • To view Q&A with Heather click HERE 


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