Thursday, April 4, 2013

Snowbound by Blake Crouch (CBR-V #17)

Cannonball Read V: Book #17/52
Published: 2010
Pages: 320
Genre: Thriller

Will Ennis's wife goes missing one night on her way home from work. He's left alone to care for his daughter, Devlin, who has cystic fibrosis. Flash forward five years, and Will & Devlin are on the run since Will was the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance. One day, a rogue FBI Agent named Kalyn shows up at Will's house who claims to want to help him find his missing wife. Kalyn's sister  disappeared too and she thinks the two disappearances are related. Will, Devlin, and Kalyn the start on a journey that eventually takes them Alaska to find the missing women.

This book started out promising. It was exactly what a thriller should be - fast paced and leaving me wanting more. Then once they actually go to Alaska and find out where the women are and why they were taken, it starts to go downhill. I won't spoil it, but I thought Crouch was going to be a little more creative with explaining why the women were kidnapped. Then things just keep getting more and more ridiculous with cartoonish bad guys and lots of guns. 

Overall, it was a short read and at least the first half was really good. I just wish the second half was better.

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