End of the Road
by LS Hawker
on Tour January 30th - February 28, 2017
Great minds can change the world
or leave it in ruins . . .When tech prodigy Jade Veverka creates a program to communicate with her autistic sister, she’s tapped by a startup to explore the potential applications of her technology. But Jade quickly begins to notice some strange things about the small Kansas town just beyond the company’s campus—why are there no children anywhere to be seen, and for that matter, anyone over the age of forty? Why do all of the people living here act uncomfortable and jumpy?
On the way home one night, Jade and her co-worker are run off the road, and their lab and living spaces are suddenly overrun with armed guards, purportedly for their safety. Confined to the compound and questioning what her employers might be hiding from her, Jade fears she’s losing control not only of her invention, but of her very life. It soon becomes clear that the threat reaches far beyond Jade and her family, and the real danger is much closer than she’d ever imagined.
Book Details:Genre: Thriller
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: January 31st 2017
Number of Pages: 384
ISBN: 006243523X (ISBN13: 9780062435231)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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Author Bio:LS HAWKER grew up in suburban Denver, indulging her worrisome obsession with true-crime books, and writing stories about anthropomorphic fruit and juvenile delinquents. She wrote her first novel at 14.
Armed with a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas, she had a radio show called "People Are So Stupid," edited a trade magazine and worked as a traveling Kmart portrait photographer, but never lost her passion for fiction writing.
She's got a hilarious, supportive husband, two brilliant daughters, and a massive music collection. She lives in Colorado but considers Kansas her spiritual homeland. She is the author of The Drowning Game, a USA Today Bestseller, and Body and Bone.
Visit Ms. Hawker's Website , her Twitter Feed , & her Facebook Page .
My Review:End of the Road is an exciting adventure, peppered with cool pop culture geeky references. The story is fast paced, and interesting. Jade is a relate-able character, she's not perfect, but she also isn't normal. I am not a huge technology geek, so some of the techno jargon was like klingon to me, but that didn't detract from the story for me.
The biggest draw for me with this book was the plot and how realistic it is. The premise is terrifying in a way because of how realistic it is. The book has so many twists and turns, I have to use the cliched phrase, it really keeps you guessing. I do think that I'll be checking out the writer's other books, especially after this one!
I enjoyed it very much, and DO recommend it if you like techno-thrillers with a nice heaping dose of realism.