Taking what she can find from the plane’s wreckage, Allison begins her journey towards civilization. Her fiance Ben, has died in the crash but Allison is determined to make it out of the Colorado Rockies alive. If they think that they both have died in the crash, Allison has time on her side.
I really enjoyed this novel. I thought the flow of this novel was fantastic and I couldn’t wait to see how this novel ended.
There were two main characters in this story, Allison and her mother, Maggie and they both give us their side of the story.
Allison’s story begins as she struggles to make it out of the Colorado Rockies after the plane she was riding in, crashes. It’s not a hard-core survival story but she’s scared, injured, and she’s worried that the secret that she’s been hiding might somehow be linked to what has just happened. As she fights her way through the Rockies, Allison flashes back in time to her relationship with her parents. Allison then remembers when she met her fiance Ben and she continues forward with this story, mixing it with her current dilemma of getting out of the Colorado Rockies alive.
Maggie’s story begins when she is notified that Allison was in an accident. They don’t have many details when Maggie is first notified but she remains hopeful that Allison will be found alive. As the days pass and more details are uncovered, Maggie still remains confident. Maggie feels horrible that she hasn’t talked to Allison in years and she begins her own investigation. Maggie also begins to reflect upon her relationship with Allison over the years and her marriage with Allison’s father.
It sounds like a lot to keep track of and I’ll admit that I’m an individual who gets confused when reading books that switch time periods a lot but this novel did a fantastic job. There were great transitions between the characters and time periods and I never felt lost when I was reading.
I liked the mystery elements of the novel and although there were parts of the novel that I had figured out, I liked how the elements of the book flowed together and how the book built up in intensity. There were little twists and turns in the novel, little aha moments, they made me smile.
What an incredible, fun novel. I can’t believe this was Jessica’s debut novel. I can’t wait to see what else Jessica will write.