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(A Strike Team Three Novel: Outlasting Series – Book 1)
by LK Magill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle and in Paperback
Down & Dirty
What if a war wipes out most of Earth’s population… and almost ALL of the women? Such is the question poised by this inventive, and slightly clever, dystopian novel. On Kindle now.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
There were no women left. He was sure of it. After the war, Cole Tanner was pretty damn certain they were all dead.
Hell, he and his strike team hadn’t seen one in years.
But then there she was. A woman. All alone, standing in the middle of the road. His road.
She looked so haunting. So hungry and dirty, and well… vulnerable. He was going to help her, really he was. And for a split second, he wondered just how she’d survived.
Then she leveled the gun at him… and he had his answer.Damsel in distress? Apparently not.
But that didn’t change things, not how Cole saw it. No, she still needed him, and his team. Same as they needed her. And Cole was nothing if not good at convincing people to follow him. Or at least, he used to be.
So he’d try his hand one more time, and hope like hell she didn’t pull that trigger.
Thoughts on Outlasting After
This is… interesting. The concept alone, while giving me chills, hits me with this strange sense of ‘That could happen’. A cataclysmic war that decimated the population, while time, violence, sickness and situations eradicate the women. It’s a terrifying thought and leads to the notion that in the end, we’ll have more monsters than men… a very real truth this group of survivors is dealing with. And what happens when one of those fabled women is found?
Such are the questions and troubles featured in Outlasting After. Add in the dynamic personalities, along with a brewing mystery of both future and past – and you have a dystopian novel that asks more questions than it answers. In fact, just when it seemed we were getting somewhere, the book ends, leaving a dangling cliffhanger and a bucket full of angst.
- Interesting question.
- I adore Liam.
- Punches are not pulled here, people will be jealous and this showcases that.
- Hints of a past mystery.
- Hannah…. I like her, and I don’t. She just goes along with everything and hides so much.
- Cole does not own her, though he seems to think that he does.
Third Person, Multiple POV
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Outlasting After
Intriguing and curious, this is a Dystopian novel that plays with concepts none of us really want to face. Not quite action packed and lacking a certain punch, it still brings a unique story to the table. Series is available on Kindle and in Paperback.
Published March 29th, 2019
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