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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

One Breath Away


Book #66 Read in 2013
One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf

Augie and PJ are sent to their grandparents after their mother is horrifically burned in a kitchen fire.  As if that isn't traumatic enough, the day before spring break finds them being trapped in their school by a deranged gunman.  The police are outside of the school trying to negotiate with the gunman in the hopes of getting the students and teachers out safely.  But will that happen in time?

This was a thrilling read.  It showed the bravery of people in horrible situations.  The gunman's identity was not known for most of the book and there were a variety of suspects.  I figured out who it was about 2/3 through the book (and the gunman wasn't revealed for about another 15%) but that did not take away from the reading interest of the book.  Gudenkauf is one of my favorite authors.  I've read all of her books and they are all edge of your seat thrillers.  I recommend it.

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