Friday, 29 September 2017

Review: Thirst by Benjamin Warner

ThirstThirst by Benjamin Warner

On a searing summer Friday, Eddie Chapman has been stuck for hours in a traffic jam. There are accidents along the highway, but ambulances and police are conspicuously absent. When he decides to abandon his car and run home, he sees that the trees along the edge of a stream have been burnt, and the water in the streambed is gone. Something is very wrong.

When he arrives home, the power is out and there is no running water. The pipes everywhere, it seems, have gone dry. Eddie and his wife, Laura, find themselves thrust together with their neighbors while a sense of unease thickens in the stifling night air.

Thirst takes place in the immediate aftermath of a mysterious disaster--the Chapmans and their neighbors suffer the effects of the heat, their thirst, and the terrifying realization that no one is coming to help. As violence rips through the community, Eddie and Laura are forced to recall secrets from their past and question their present humanity. In crisp and convincing prose, Ben Warner compels readers to do the same. What might you do to survive?

Claire's Review 2 of 5 Stars

This is the story of Eddie, who after coming home from work, finds no power, no phone service, and no water, no one is worried until they realise that no one is coming to fix it.

I was really looking forward to reading this book and I felt it had a lot of promise. Unfortunately, it just didn't cut it for me. There were too many unanswered questions in this book; it never explains where the water went and not once does Eddie look for help or go to the police...the first things that would come to my mind in this situation.

A very promising story that just fell flat to me.

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