Fallout Series, Book 1
Dystopian / Science Fiction / Mystery / Christian
Publisher: Adrenaline-Fueled Fiction
Publication Date: October 19, 2021 * 236 pages
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In today’s world, law enforcement agencies across the country rely on forensic tools, DNA testing, and crime labs. But what if that technology was suddenly no longer available? No one in the small, west Texas town of Shadow Ridge knows what took down the power grid, or when it’s going to be back up, but everyone knows exactly where they were the moment it went down. And now, with no electricity, no internet, and no modern technology, the men and women responsible for keeping the town safe are going to have to learn how to fight crime all over again.
When one of the men in charge of storing food for the town of Shadow Ridge is found murdered execution style, it’s up to Jace McQuaid to find the killer. What he discovers is a group of organized raiders who are stealing supplies and selling them on the black market—and the survival of the town depends on stopping them.
Morgan Addison’s estranged brother, Ricky, shows up at her house demanding weapons and confirming her fears that he’s a part of the outlaws. Tensions are raised further when Ricky kidnaps her son to ensure his safe passage out of town. Jace must find a way to save Noah and ensure the survival of Shadow Ridge.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
“An adrenaline rush of a read! Summed up in one word: Unputdownable!” ~Kav, Amazon reviewer
“Once again Lisa Harris has created a creative world full of intrigue, suspense, and action! This book is irresistible! I can’t wait to finish with the rest of the series!” ~Dawn, Amazon reviewer
“Excellent. Lisa Harris at her best.” ~Chipchucker, Amazon reviewer
“The book starts with a bang and does not slow down.” ~Grandaddy A, Amazon reviewer
“This is an absolute must read!!” ~Carlien, Amazon reviewer
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One Amazon reviewer wrote, “This is an adrenaline rush of a read” and a great start to a new series by Lisa Harris, and I wholeheartedly agree. I don’t read much dystopian fiction. Not because it isn’t good fiction, as this book proves, but so many other genres normally interest me more. That said, I will be reading the rest of this series. I’m eager to see what caused the power to go off and caused the Quake, as residents of Shadow Ridge call it. And I really want to see how normal is restored again, or will it be?
As a huge fan of westerns, I really liked the Wild West feeling of the story and Jace reminded me of the heroes of the wonderful stories from Zane Grey and Louis L’Aamour. As the new sheriff after his father, the former sheriff, is wounded, Jace is challenged to keep the peace without all the technological tools we’ve become so reliant upon. That makes is hard to keep up with bad guys, and just when he thinks he has a handle on things, something else happens.
But he does what he can because, as he says, “Sometimes a man has to stand up for what is right, even when he doesn’t think he has the strength to do it. “
Much like what happens in real life after a disaster, there are good people in Shadow Ridge who learn to work together for the greater good of the community. They establish a bartering system, since money is useless right now. They volunteer to help patrol streets and guard warehouses that store communal supplies. And they take care each other, especially those who have lost loved ones.
Jace has taken it upon himself to look after the widows, and that effort brings him closer and closer to Morgan and her son Noah. Morgan is a strong character in her own right, and doesn’t need a man to always protect her, but it would be nice to have this man in her life, especially for Noah who has grown quite fond of this ‘cowboy.’
The book is primarily focused on the suspense, and the community’s reaction to the sudden disruption of normal life, for most of the story. The romantic element was a thin thread that was only woven into something more significant toward the end, and that added to my enjoyment of the story. As an occasional reader of romantic suspense, I find it unbelievable that sometimes characters who’ve just had a significant loss suddenly meet someone and sparks start to fly. With Jace and Morgan there’s only a hint of the attraction long enough that it just feels right.
The pacing, the story elements, and the characters were all working great for me for the majority of the read, but there was one stumble toward the end. I can’t say what, as that would be a spoiler, but characters did something that felt rushed and the scene didn’t have a believable feel to it.
Still, that is only one little problem in a book that otherwise is a satisfactory and enjoyable read. It’s filled with wonderful characters. The mystery and suspense kept me guessing. The blend of the old west feel in a modern-day setting was superb. The Christian element was slipped easily into the story without even the slightest blip in the suspense. And like I said, the romance was perfect.
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LISA HARRIS is a USA Today bestselling author, a Christy Award finalist for Blood Ransom, Vendetta, and Port of Origin, Christy Award winner for Dangerous Passage, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 (Blood Covenant) and 2015 (Vendetta) from Romantic Times. She has fifty plus novels and novellas in print. She and her husband currently live in Texas.
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What would you miss most if the grid went down? While not as essential as toilet paper or air-conditioning during a Texas summer, I think the McQuaid heroines from this series would love a bit of self-care—and so would I. – Author Lisa Harris
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|02/14/23||Bonus Series Spotlight||Hall Ways Blog|
|02/16/23||Review||Reading by Moonlight|
|02/16/23||Bonus Promo||LSBBT Blog|
|02/17/23||Audio Review||Chapter Break Book Blog|
|02/17/23||Review||The Clueless Gent|
|02/19/23||Review||The Plain-Spoken Pen|
|02/21/23||Review||Boys’ Mom Reads|
|02/21/23||Review||Writing and Music|
|02/22/23||Review||Shelf Life Blog|
|02/22/23||Bonus Sneak Peek||All the Ups and Downs|
|02/23/23||Review||The Book’s Delight|
|02/23/23||Audio Review||Rox Burkey Blog|
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7 thoughts on “Book Blog Tour: Survival by Lisa Harris”
Love this review and felt the same way about the story — though I read it with my ears and will definitely be jumping back to that prequel now. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Yeah! Kyle did a great job with the audio, didn’t he!
I’ll have to check out the audio for the next book. I listen to a lot of books and enjoy good narration.
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about Survival and joining in the blog tour!
You’re welcome. I enjoyed the story so much!!
Thank you for sharing Love the review!
Thanks for stopping by and the kind words about the review. I appreciate it.