Tom Booker is a new attorney at a powerful Washington law firm. Texting while driving across Memorial Bridge, he loses control and crashes into an oncoming minivan carrying his own daughter and three of her friends. The minivan tips up on two wheels, about to flip over into the Potomac. Time freezes; he's alone on the bridge. A young couple approaches and offers him a rewind. The crash would be averted, the children saved. All he must do is kill someone every two weeks - anyone - a "soul exchange". A moment later Tom is back in his spinning car but avoids the deadly crash. He laughs about the hallucination, attributing it to bumping his head on the steering wheel when his car came to an abrupt stop. But his encounter wasn't a hallucination. Two weeks later the minivan driver is brutally murdered. Tom receives a text: one down, four to go. He has never shot - much less owned - a gun in his life and now must turn himself into a serial killer or his daughter and her friends will die.
©2014 Michael A. Pace (P)2015 Oceanview Publishing
Definitely in my top 10. The pace of the story with great narration meant that I couldn't get enough!
The crime/thriller genre is full of a lot of books that are similar. The hero gets the bad guy having gone through a few twists and turns, usually a cop vs a killer. Mike Pace's One to Go is certainly not one of those books. Instead we see the crime/thriller genre brought together with a bit of the paranormal, and it's great! So I guess I'm saying the story overall feeling fresh, different and very entertaining.
The narration helped to keep me listening. It mixed well with the pace and kept the tempo moving. Andrew Tell has a voice that you can listen to easily which is essential for an audiobook.
It made me think. As a parent what would I do to save my daughter and those close to her/me. Would I be prepared to kill or would I stop when I glimpsed their lives and children? In fact what would I do if everything was my fault to begin with?
If you enjoy Stephen King and Dean Koontz books, or even James Patterson, you will definitely enjoy this book.
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"A thrilling read!"
This one took me by surprise. I read some of the reviews, and because they were so varied, I was hesitant to read it, but since I liked the sound of it I decided to give it a go. Well, I'm so glad I did because I ended up loving it!
Tom is in a rush and is texting while driving. Next thing he knows, while drifting out of his lane, he sees a car coming straight for him. With no chance to avoid collision, he braces for impact. Right before they crash though, he sees his daughter is in the other car!! He wakes up from the crash but something seems wrong. Everything looks frozen excaept for 2 people coming towards him. These 2 people tell him that they can rewind time to before the crash and save everyone, only thing is, in exchanges for saving the 4 lives, Tom has to kill 4 other people! Each month, one soul is due and if he doesn't pay, then the 4 lives that were saved will die!
While reading, the first thing that came to mid was, what would I do! Obviously I would do all I could to save my child, but could I actually murder someone by my own hand!! It's a hard decision but one Tom has to make! He knows that he will save his daughter but can he kill someone to do it? I actually really liked Toms character. He felt real in his emotions and thinking. He struggled with what had to be done! Initially he thought, how hard can it be to murder someone, people do it all the time, right? He soon finds out what's involved!!
The plot was really fast paced and quite unique! It's a thriller with a supernatural edge. It was nice to find this little gem!! Plus the action starts straight away and pretty much continues to whole way through!
Anyway, this was a fantastic read! I loved everything about it and am so happy I gave it a chance. Now, I will say that this is a book that defies disbelief. Go into it with your mind wide open, and you will love it!
Andrew Tell was great. He has a smooth, easy to listen to voice and kept my attention throughout. It's my first book narrated by him but I will definitely check out some more.
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Great on audible, it was narrated very well.
None that I know of.
There are multiple points in this book in which I was moved, especially the very beginning and the very end.
I will not give out any real details here, I encourage reading the book, definitely a good read.
Fast paced, sharp, keeps you guessing, and thoroughly enjoyable. Very well written.
"A Fast Paced Train Wreck You Can't Look Away From!"
The story- it was just great!
None- it was original and hilarious!
His narration made the story that much better!
A fast-paced train wreck that you can't look away from!
A book so good- so funny, original and with just the perfect combination of faith, horror, murder and more! So much more!
Mike Pace sent this book to me as part of a drawing - I remember winning it but I don't remember who hosted it. Regardless, I'm grateful I won because this book was mind-warping!
(Original book cover, modified by me for blog.)
One to Go is about some seriously bad luck! Tom's a smart guy. Book smart. Many of us know, you can have all the book smarts in the world but if you carry no common sense, you're going to have some trouble. Tom knows the law- he works for the law, but he doesn't follow the rules, especially when he's drinking and driving. And texting and driving... which is what gets him into the situation this book finds him. He's caused an accident that gets his sister-in-law, nieces, friends and his own daughter killed. Yes, KILLED! But a strange couple, who can change all that, offer up a deal.
Tom is given a second chance, to save his little girl, her friends and cousins and even his sister-in-law, but at a price so great, it places him in constant jeopardy! Dangers where his own life is risked to save theirs! He's a hot mess the entire story, from the very beginning but it's such a train wreck, you can't help but keep reading! (check my full review!)
*novel won in a giveaway
** Full Review: http://bit.ly/2eAPWZZ
"One to go"
This was a thriller of epic proportions!I loved it!Andrew Tell narrates it nicely.Tom Booker is leading a normal life when he is in a car accident that changes his life completely.Next he is chatting with 2 cheerleaders from hell who give him an ultimatum that will make him learn how to murder just to save the people he loves.It is a ride!I was given this book free for review
"Something a bit different"
Yes I would
No, I enjoyed it fine.
Personalities of characters were noticeable, just needed a little bit more excitement in the tone.
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Well done story and story arc, based mostly on the Washington DC/legal/government environment that one can only find in the US capitol. While there were some "dull" moments in the story, they were minimal and the story kept me very interested the whole way through.
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"Hell on earth"
This book was totally unbelievable until it got to the end it would make a non believer a believer. There are angels among us we just don't see them.
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