Warning: This novel contains depictions of sexual violence and suicide.
A future USA wrecked by a horrific virus provides the dystopian backdrop for this genre crossing speculative fiction. Elin has escaped a horrible past in the government run labs designed to find a cure. But can she overcome the trauma of her past as a lab rat for the government?
Elin is running out of options to survive in the streets after her escape. Winter is coming and when charismatic Jayden, himself a fugitive hiding from the government, offers her shelter she reluctantly takes it.
Jayden’s past is not very different from Elin’s and yet they couldn’t be on more opposite sides. After years of being forced to work as a guard at the government labs and trying to find and free his kidnapped twin sister he has developed his own, cynical ways to cope.
After reluctantly trusting Jayden Elin fights to overcome her trauma. As both work toward freeing their sisters from the labs their budding friendship develops. But when Jayden’s past is revealed to Elin she needs to decide: Is he the man she knows and trusts now or the corrupted boy he was in the past?
As Jayden tries to improve his self-destructive tendencies an old friend turned foe, reeling from his own loss and bereavements, recognizes an opportunity to settle a debt he deems owed.
A novel for fans of character driven novels like The Handmaid’s Tale and Children of Men who enjoy a dash more romance.
What readers said about it:
This book is a promising debut novel, filled with compelling characters determined to overcome hardship through acts of bravery and survival. ???? Leah, Goodreads
I try to keep spoilers out of my reviews, but read the prologue and you should be hooked. It is outstanding and will set the tone for what you will be in for. ????? William, Goodreads
It’s just amazing how sensitively, vividly and charmingly the characters, especially the protagonists, have been portrayed. ????? Marianne, Amazon.de
This book is an odd, but riveting, mixture of speculative fiction (or dystopia, however you want to view it), and romance. […] It flows well, and it’s nearly impossible to put down. ????? Milk Chocolate, Amazon.com
After chapter two, I was hooked. I knew that this would be a story I was going to enjoy, even if I had no idea how it would turn out. Go read it! ????? Carmen, Amazon.com
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