- File Size: 541 KB
- Print Length: 259 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books (April 13, 2017)
- Publication Date: April 13, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06Y55N625
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
What a gripping story line!
I had absolutely every empathy for Julia. She is leaving her husband as she has had enough of and is determined to do the best for her and her daughter. On leaving the family home, even her worst nightmares could not come close to what happens next. She has to stay strong for her daughter regardless of how scared she is feeling herself.
To be taken hostage by two despicable men like Julia and her daughter are, I could very much feel the horror and anxiety that they were feeling. Julia knows that the two men are not going to let them just walk away and it is very much a survival of the smartest as she has to outwit them in the hop of every getting away.
Ian annoyed me as he is quite weak but I have to say I did feel sorry for him when the police are giving him a hard time. In a way I felt he deserved it but then he obviously loves his wife and daughter very much and is determined to get to the bottom of it all.
As for if Julia and her daughter get out of their horrible situation alive, you will need to read it for yourself.
Kill or Die is an edge of your seat read that had me gripped all the way through. It will have you wanting to lock all the doors and windows. A great nail biter of a read and can’t wait to read more by the author.
Julia is married to a rather weak fella, Ian, and one night she has had enough. She packs a few suitcases, grabs their eight year old daughter and leaves him. Unfortunately for her, just as she is leaving her driveway she collides with a couple of criminals who have just finished robbing the house next door. The burglars kidnap the pair and then the tension really starts to mount. How are these two going to get safely home again and will her husband even notice she is missing?
I think this book has some great descriptions of human nature; good, bad and really ugly, and what people do when their backs are against the wall. The characters were beautifully written and I got fully immersed in the emotions and the tension of the various situations they all found themselves in. I loved that there wasn't an excess of description though and so my imagination was left to fill in the blanks.
Highly recommended book from me :)
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Thank you to Bloodhound Books.
I felt so awful for Julia, she’s already in a bad place the night that she decides she has had enough of her husband’s scheming ways and the situation she finds herself in was completely terrifying. It reminded me a bit of An Impossible Dilemma in that it found a mother in an awful situation where she’s forced to do terrible things to keep her child safe.
I read this is one single “holding my breath the entire time sitting.” It was relentlessly paced with tons of action and suspense. I was praying that Julia and Lucy would escape unscathed and was shocked by the way things turned out in the end. This is the authors first adult novel as she has previously written children’s books and it was a fantastic debut into the mystery/thriller genre.
Now driving when you are upset isn't the best thing but add fog and the two hyped up murdering burglars leaving the house next door and Julia's plan of a better life for her and her daughter just moved into nightmare mode. Wow talk about wrong time, wrong place! Not been able to leave the mother and daughter to raise the alarm they were taken with killers that had nothing to lose and everything to gain if they could escape without leaving witnesses.
There are very few characters in this book, which was quite obvious from the start and I wondered if it would keep my interest. Believe me before I had read very far there were two more that I wanted to get rid of straight away, Vincent and Nash, boy were these scary guys! Vincent more the brains, and I say that loosely, while Nash was the brawn. Julia and Lucy were in line for becoming collateral damage.
This is a wicked story that made me swear more than once, something that I don't do, I cringed and whooped too all in the same breath. It is like a darn good film when you are shouting at the screen and pulling your legs under you so that no one can get them. So tense, so exciting and you feel every nerve in your body wake up. My mothering instinct went through the roof. This is definitely one of those books that doesn't need tons of characters because it has one hell of a story.
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