|Race to Survive|
by Paul Duffau
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Cruiser Publications, LLC (June 22, 2014)
Kindle: 916 KB
Publisher: Cruiser Publications, LLC (June 21, 2014)
Free copy received in return for an honest review.
Available on Amazon
A Gripping Mountain Trail Thriller
I don't often read YA general fiction - I generally suspect them to be either teen angst-fests or after-school specials. And I am not a runner. So I think I would never have read this book if it had not been sent to me for review.
So it starts out with a scene of some runner training tech method, which is obviously new to me and rather interesting. The main character, Becca, seems to have a lot of unexplained resentment against her dad / running coach, and I think, oh boy, teen angst-fest here we go. But the situation is pretty interesting, the prose is tight and well-paced. (A well-paced running story - see what I did there?) And then the bad things start happening, and Trail of Second Chances turns into an adrenaline-filled rescue thriller. I did not expect that at all.
This is a really good, exciting page-turner that is also an emotionally satisfying coming-of-age story. You don't have to be a teen or a runner to enjoy it. I think it would make a great movie too. I highly recommend it.
Trail of Second Chances is available in print and Kindle on Amazon.