Wynter Roth, the survivor of an apocalyptic cult, is forced to leave the confines of the so-called New Earth, leaving her sister and niece behind. She must face a world that she’s been taught was evil. Her anxiety builds as she is exposed to the reality of life outside those once protective walls.
When news of deadly disease from the melting permafrost resurfaces and threatens human minds, ultimately driving people insane, Wynter is certain the world is coming to an end as the cult leader warned. Her sister appears on her doorstep with a container she’d stolen from the cult leader housing life-saving medical samples that need to be delivered to scientific hands in Colorado.
Despite her fears and lack of driving experience, Wynter puts her life on the line and makes a frantic dash to deliver the samples, all while avoiding arrest on false murder charges. When her car breaks down, she meets Chase Miller, a former Marine, who offers to help. Was he losing his mind like everyone else? What did he really want from her?
When Wynter reluctantly reveals her dilemma to Chase, he changes his travel plans and volunteers to help her get through crazed crowds, police roadblocks, and hovering helicopters to reach her destination.
The opening scenes of The Line Between had me wondering what direction the plot was taking. After pressing forward with curiosity, I was soon sucked in like a vacuum and couldn’t put the book down. Tosca’s writing was so descriptive that I had a hard time remembering it was a fiction novel.
Wynter’s flashbacks expose intriguing details of her life in the New World cult. Tosca does a fabulous job describing Wynter’s cult experiences and her fears.
This thriller is unbelievably realistic. I highly recommend The Line Between.
I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the House of Bathory duology (THE PROGENY and FIRSTBORN, currently in development for TV with the CW network), ISCARIOT, THE LEGEND OF SHEBA, DEMON: A MEMOIR, HAVAH: THE STORY OF EVE, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker (FORBIDDEN, MORTAL, SOVEREIGN) and the newly-released THE LINE BETWEEN (recently announced as also in development for TV). A notorious night-owl, she loves watching TV, eating bacon, playing video games and football with her kids, and sending cheesy texts to her husband.
You can find Tosca at www.ToscaLee.com, on social media, or hanging around the snack table.