A Thriller

Paperback - 2016
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The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author whose "skill at capturing emotion in lyrical passages sets her head and shoulders above her peers" ( Publishers Weekly ) dives head first into the world of psychological thrillers with "one twisted, horrifying ride [that] kept me up the night after I finished it" (Kim Harrison).

When Kristine Rush's fianc#65533; is abducted from a desolate rest stop en route from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California, she is forced to choose: return home unharmed or plunge forward into the searing Mojave desert to find him...where a murderer lies in wait.

One road. One woman. One killer.

Speeding against the clock, and uncertain if danger lies ahead or behind, Kristine blazes an epic path through the gaudy flash of roadside casinos, abandoned highway stops, and a landscape rife with unimaginable horrors. Desperate to save her doomed husband-to-be, she must summon long forgotten resources to go head-to-head against an unpredictable killer. And she'd better hurry. Because she only has twenty-four hours...to make one hell of a trip.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c2016
ISBN: 9781476798592
Branch Call Number: PB FIC PET
Characteristics: 450 pages ; 17 cm


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Sep 14, 2018

Oh my gosh, I would not recommend this book.....unless you like a lot of violence, gore and misanthropy towards all living creatures!
I cannot tell you how many times I thought the author should just end the story. No one, superhero or not, could ever endure the abuse that Kristine or Daniel endured and live to tell about it. And after awhile, that’s all that was written about - being brutal, then more brutal and over-the-top brutal.
I don’t know how I came across this book, as I generally search by genres. Guess I’ll have to be more specific as this is definitely not for those looking for an intriguing mystery.

Jan 21, 2017

Great escapism. Good thriller.

karcoldelharvic5 May 26, 2016

Definitely shows what can drive a mother. Wasn't quite sure where the title came from.

agkersh Dec 28, 2015

Swerve by Vicki Pettersson is one of the best thrillers I have read in a while! Extremely fast paced plotting and action even with flashbacks into Kristine’s childhood. No one in this story is to be taken at face value. There is always a twist that pulls you in to continue reading, make you cringe, or make your heart rate rise. This book does have graphic violence and is not for the faint of heart.
Kristine Rush is a surgical tech traveling from Las Vegas with her surgeon fiancé, Daniel, to visit his mother and friends in California for an engagement party on the 4th of July. Daniel swerves on the interstate and Kristine spills coffee everywhere, so they pull into a deserted rest stop to clean up. Kristine is attacked and knocked out in the ladies room. When she returns to Daniel’s car, he is missing, but his cell phone has been left in plain view on the driver’s seat. Then comes the call from a mechanically disguised voice that if she wants to see her fiancé alive again she must follow all of the following instructions.
The plot takes off and never slows down. This book was hard to put down, but I had to at time to get my anxiety level back to normal levels. Thank you so much to Galley Books and Net Galley for allowing me to read this ebook in exchange for an honest review. It was definitely my pleasure!

Sep 11, 2015

Quick read and entertaining.

Aug 06, 2015

I read this through Negalley. It was a fun but gory read and reminded me a bit of the movie Duel but with a strong female protagonist. Definitely recommended


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