Tuesday, June 12, 2012
One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
Book: One Breath Away
Author: Heather Gudenkauf
Release date (if applicable): June 19, 2012
Synopsis: A gunman takes over a school in Broken Branch, Iowa. Who is this intruder and why would he target the most innocent? Who will survive it? How will the past come back to impact the present?
My rating: 3 stars
My opinion: First, let me preface this review by telling the readers of this review that I LOVE the writing of Heather Gudenkauf. I was all over this bad boy when I saw it on Netgalley. Her previous works have garnered 4 stars from me, but really closer to 5 stars.
On that note, this book left me kind of cold. I could never get into the characters which is odd as character development is an incredibly strong capability for this author. There were literally times that I felt like this book was walking through quick sand for me. For example, it took me 4 days to read this book, normally, I read her books within hours or at least, within the day.
Food for thought...this book received no less than 4 stars from Goodreads friends of mine, with the majority being 5 star reviews. Even readers that our ratings tend to parallel each other rated it 5 stars. What does this mean... I can't rule out that I didn't over hype this book in my mind.
You have all the information...I'll let you make the decision. I would love to hear your take!
Would I recommend? : Yes, I would still not only recommend this book, but, most definitely the author.
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand Alone