Described as a post-apocalyptic thriller, I was surprised to be pulled into the fast paced (no pun intended – I know that is was partially about long distance running) story.
What would normal people do to survive and how would they do it? When the world ends – mostly – Edgar and his family are just trying to survive, circumstances separate Edgar from his wife and children and majority of the story is the extreme lengths he goes though in order to get back with them.
The minor characters that enter and exit the storyline are well thought out and full of the variety of what I imagine would be reality for this time. After reading this I have no desire to become a long distance runner – it was explained way to well for me to ever get off my treadmill. The author did a great job of keeping the people and the reactions realistic. I had a hard time putting it down for minor things like eating and sleeping. The book will be available September 5.