Cass has lost everything; her husband, her son, and her will to live. She walks in the dark when sleep eludes her. One sleepless summer night she spies a UFO and discovers a new obsession. It gives much-needed focus to her empty life.
When natural disasters destroy the Earth, Cass and other survivors are rescued and taken to a new world where the human race can begin anew. But something is wrong here. This may not be the paradise they’ve been promised. Survivors are vanishing without a trace.
Can Cass unravel the riddle in time to save herself?
Lifeboat is a book that I look back on with a smile. I won this book in a giveaway and having read the authors second book a short story called The Beacon which was whoa! I was eager to get to the authors first book and full length novel.
Having read it, its one I’ll think of fondly as I recall sitting on the train absorbed in the story only to have a guy a few seats over snoring like a bear in hibernation. Hard to focus on the book but I did, and from time to time sat there with a smile on my face because of this guy and his afternoon snooze.
The story is about a woman who you has had a hard time, to overcome or at least cope with her grief she starts wandering a field nearby and spots a UFO. This moment in her life changes the rest of it as she now has a focus, a direction, a passion. She meets fellow UFO spotters and this leads to a journey of little green men and sucks the reader in like you would not believe.
The characters are well written and while the alternating points of view and time line was slightly confusing I just went with it instead of sitting worrying about it. Cass our protagonist was one who you’ve gotten behind and I went wherever she took me. I liked that I was so absorbed by the story that I just let the story flow and the tight grip it had on me there was no way out till the end, which while I felt was a bit abrupt was so damn shocking you just sit there going oh no no no no wtf no she didn’t the author didn’t omg no why no what huh omg omg omg omg wtf wow wow geez really wow < surprise ending you don’t see coming
I won’t say its not the ending I expected as I didn’t plan it out or try and work it out ahead of time like one is will do with some books. Like I said I let the author and Cass just take me, so just running with the story and yet still being gobsmacked should say a lot about how amazing a job the author does. There is a point where I felt and its hard to get in to without giving a lot away that I felt the characters should have asked a ton of questions and had a confrontation which didn’t take place. After the endless questions earlier in the book which isn’t surprising considering the circumstances this later was to me a bit off.
Gripping, enthralling and highly entertaining. This book rocked. I highly recommend it.