When the man you are fleeing tells you the world is going to end, you hope and pray that he is wrong. But what happens when his lies begin coming true?
Published: January 29, 2019
My Copy Came From: NetGally & Howard Books
Read Via: Kindle
My Like Level: 4 out of 5
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Thriller, Dystopian, Cult, Family
Book Synopsis from Amazon:
In this frighteningly believable thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee, an extinct disease re-emerges from the melting Alaskan permafrost to cause madness in its victims. For recent apocalyptic cult escapee Wynter Roth, it’s the end she’d always been told was coming.
When Wynter Roth is turned out of New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink of madness as a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia spreads across the nation.
As Wynter struggles to start over in a world she’s been taught to regard as evil, she finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she’s feared all her life—until the night her sister shows up at her doorstep with a set of medical samples. That night, Wynter learns there’s something far more sinister at play and that these samples are key to understanding the disease.
Now, as the power grid fails and the nation descends into chaos, Wynter must find a way to get the samples to a lab in Colorado. Uncertain who to trust, she takes up with former military man Chase Miller, who has his own reasons for wanting to get close to the samples in her possession, and to Wynter herself.
Filled with action, conspiracy, romance, and questions of whom—and what—to believe, The Line Between is a high-octane story of survival and love in a world on the brink of madness.
The Line Between is one of those books for me that scream “Read Me” from the moment I read the synopsis. Creepy cult leader, check. Pre-apocalypse, check. Family drama, check. I truly enjoyed the journey it took me on. It doesn’t appear that I am alone in that feeling either. Tosca Lee’s book is getting rave reviews on Good Reads and Amazon. I myself rated it 4.5 stars which doesn’t happen too often for me. This book doesn’t fall completely in one genre which makes me think that people who don’t always read my types of books will love it too. One thing about it that is different is that we witness the main characters journey into and out of the cult her mother brought them to when Wynter was young. We get to hear her thoughts on this strange new place as a young girl, and understand how she could have fallen under the spell of “New Earth’s charismatic leader. We experience as readers the moment her beliefs begin to falter, and appreciate the actions she must take in order to survive. Add to this interesting story the potential outbreak of a deadly virus, and I am hooked! Where did this virus come from? Who may benefit from its release? And can the world be saved?
Loved it! I highly recommend this book. Also, Tosca is a wonderful writer, and is very engaging with her readers in real life. I follow her on Instagram and she is very appreciative to the kind words people send her way. When an author takes time out of their busy schedule to respond to us bloggers, they earn my utmost respect. Yay for Tosca Lee! 🙂
Now go buy her book!
Thank you to NetGalley for an advanced copy of The Line Between in exchange for an honest review.
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