One Breath Away
In her most emotionally charged novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores the unspoken events that shape a community, the ties between parents and their children and how the fragile normalcy of our everyday life is so easily shattered.In the midst of a sudden... show more
In her most emotionally charged novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores the unspoken events that shape a community, the ties between parents and their children and how the fragile normalcy of our everyday life is so easily shattered.In the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom. Outside the school, the town of Broken Branch watches and waits.Officer Meg Barrett holds the responsibility for the town's children in her hands. Will Thwaite, reluctantly entrusted with the care of his two grandchildren by the daughter who left home years earlier, stands by helplessly and wonders if he has failed his child again. Trapped in her classroom, Evelyn Oliver watches for an opportunity to rescue the children in her care. And thirteen-year-old Augie Baker, already struggling with the aftermath of a terrible accident that has brought her to Broken Branch, will risk her own safety to protect her little brother.As tension mounts with each passing minute, the hidden fears and grudges of the small town are revealed as the people of Broken Branch race to uncover the identity of the stranger who holds their children hostage.
Publish date: June 26th 2012
Pages no: 370
Edition language: English
One Breath Away covers quite a few touchy subjects. As much as I wanted to LOVE this book, I found that the range of topics made following the plot line very confusing. The primary issue (well, incident) is the lockdown of the small town's only school, however I found that the main focus of the book...
When I sat down to read One Breath Away I was hoping for an awesomely emotionally story about a school shooting. Unfortunately, that's not what this is.One Breath Away has, at its core, a great storyline. What it didn't have was focus. Throughout the novel, Gudenkauf is trying to tell two intertwin...
Full review is on Delirious About BooksI'm having a hard time summing up my thoughts on this one. Overall I enjoyed the story and even the changing POV didn't bother me, although most of the time I only wanted to read Augie's and Mrs. Oliver's. The other POV's were from Augie's mum Holly, Holly's Da...
Originally posted at my blog Chasing Empty Pavements.I waited in extreme anticipation for this one, so when Netgalley and Mira publishing graciously approved me for the title I was so excited. I absolutely FELL in love with Gudenkauf's first novel The Weight of Silence but her second one didn't hit ...
Loved this. Felt like I was right there.