Friday, February 12, 2010

Review: The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press; 1 edition (February 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0440245095
ISBN-13: 978-0440245094
Rating: 5/5

Carla not only brings forth an awesome debut novel but one that really made me sit back and ponder over the "what if's" It's a book of real life horror/terror as a pandemic of the bird flu breaks out and the pandemonium that unfolds each day that goes by.

This is the story of a broken family that ultimately has to put aside their issues and join together for the good of the family thru a horrible deadly time. As each day goes by conditions worsen with the virus spreading all over, food supplies dwindling, neighbors against neighbors, losing all phone and electricity, and ultimately leads to murders and thievery just to survive.

I really enjoyed this book because it was so real and a horror that could actually happen to me. It made me want to run out and stock up on food and supplies. In all truth it scared me.

I'm sitting on nerves wondering what Carla's next book will be! Bring it Carla! You got my attention!

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Cheryl said...

So glad you enjoyed this one Jen. It's on my TBR list too. Her next book sounds like it will be just as powerful.

Have a nice weekend!


Stephanie said...

This sounds really good! I will be looking for it.