My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published August 2014 by Joffe Books
Source: Own copy
'James and Elle Eversman are a young couple travelling through the Mojave desert on their way to a new life. When their car mysteriously breaks down they are stranded in the middle of nowhere without much water and no cell-phone reception.
A mile away a deadly sniper has them in his cross-hairs. They are pinned down behind their broken-down car, surrounded by open ground in all directions. There’s nowhere to run and no one to help them. How can they possibly survive?
With relentless tension, razor-sharp prose, and a surprising dose of dark humor, EYESHOT will keep you gripped till its stunning conclusion.'
Eyeshot seriously has to be one of the best and most riveting books that I have read in a long time. It kept me on the edge of my seat from the word go and I found it practically impossible to put down.
This book would make an excellent movie in my opinion. It was amazing how the author managed to make such a thrilling read that stayed interesting in a situation where the scenery and characters didn't change for over 95% of the book.
To be honest, there were some developments in the plot that were a bit eyebrow raising and kind of far-fetched but to me that's the whole point of reading sometimes, to escape from reality and be entertained by a book. None of these developments took away from the flow of the story in any way and just made you want to keep turning the pages even more to see what could possibly happen next.
I really felt for the main characters, James and Elle, and found myself quite emotionally invested in their wellbeing by the end of the book. They were a very likeable and believable couple and after I finished reading this book I found myself stopping and wondering what would I do if my husband and I were ever faced with a similar situation.
If you are a fan of a good thriller that pulls no punches and moves at a rapid pace, I totally recommend giving this book a go.