Many thanks to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for my spot on this Blog Tour.
This book started where the book 1 ended. An apocalypse caused by a viral outbreak forced a husband and wife to separate out.
The husband was left back, and the wife had to travel to another land by sea. Book 1 dealt with the husband’s story who was initially whiny and weak but slowly overcame the hurdles and became stronger over the pages. He wanted nothing more but to get to his wife, so he started running.
This book dealt with the wife’s story, about how she managed to survive with her kids and an absent husband. When suddenly the kids are taken, and it was up to Beth to get them back.
My first book by Adrian J. Walker, and I was amazed at the swift pace this book moved. It started with a bang and never stopped its flow. Beth’s desperation to get to her children caused fear to lodge in my throat. I could only marvel at the author’s writing which showed me how a mother clawed and fought against all obstacles to get her children.
Every page felt like a race against time in a world, which seemed harsh and unforgiving, filled with more water than before and a virus deadlier than before. The worldbuilding of a different but the same land made me look at the landscapes with a different perspective.
There were moments I had to bite my lips to hold back a gasp. Beth had me firmly on her side, supporting her, egging her on. I so desperately wanted her to find her kids. Emotions were felt solely via Beth, to her as I connected, I fell deeper into the darkness of the story with its deceptive people.
The book felt a bit long and needed to be made edgier. Nonetheless, action was nonstop almost around every corner, though Ed reached her in this book, it was to Beth that my eyes followed.
A different, exciting read, for sure.
I received a free ARC from Anne and the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Adrian J Walker was born in the bush suburbs of Sydney, Australia in the mid ’70s. After his father found a camper van in a ditch, he renovated it and moved his family back to the UK, where Adrian was raised.
Ever since he can remember, Adrian has been interested in three things: words, music and technology, and when he graduated from the University of Leeds, he found a career in software. His novel The End of the World Running Club, a post-apocalyptic running fable about hope, love and endurance, was a Simon Mayo Radio 2 book club choice.
He lives in Aberdeen with his wife and two children.
In THE END OF THE WORLD RUNNING CLUB Edgar Hill ran 550 miles after an apocalypse to try and find his family.
He had it easy.
This is his wife’s story.
Beth Hill has survived the apocalypse with a baby and toddler in tow. And what’s more she’s done it alone – without her husband’s help. He’s never been any help. But when disaster strikes and someone steals her kids, she knows what she has to do.
The new world might be very different: no government, no law, no infrastructure and a whole lot more ocean than there used to be. But one thing hasn’t changed – the lengths a mother will go to save her family…
Publication Date: 5th September 2019
Publisher: Ebury Digital