Secrets and survival in the Amazon
Emily Duran is the sole survivor of a plane crash that left her and her teenage friends stranded and alone in the jungles of the Amazon. Lost and losing hope, they struggle against the elements, and each other. With their familiar pecking order no longer in place, a new order emerges, filled with power struggles, betrayals, secrets and lies. Emily must explain why she’s the last left alive.
But can she carry the burden of the past?
Discover the gripping new adventure novel that explores who we are when no one is watching, and how far we’ll go in order to survive.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Surviving a plane crash isn’t just about the plane going down and being rescued, it is also about the bit in the middle. The bit when you are not found straight away and how quickly, from the moment of the plane making that final descent, your instinct to survive and hold onto life becomes your only thought. It isn’t the strongest that will survive or the richest. Reading this story will make you think I couldn’t do that but this is one that you have to experience, mentally you have to let the story absorb you. Now how much do you want to live?
This story begins with Emily Duran aged 17 the only survivor of a plane crash over the Amazon jungle now in the safety of a hospital bed and everyone wanting to know what happened to their loved ones because some of the casualties were her school friends. It should have been a memorable experience not one she would never be able to forget. But she hadn’t been the only survivor, there were six of them. Emily is encouraged to write a journal about what has happened but there is also talks of TV shows and book deals.
Set over three very different time lines, present day, life before the crash and life in the jungle it makes a riveting read. I was totally fascinated by the way the environment changed their characters and roles within the group. The actual plane crash turns these kids world upside down, it is what you know not what you look like that makes you the popular guy in the jungle.
James Morris, the author, had worked on some really awesome TV shows in his career but to be honest he has made his own visual creation here with his writing. The actual plane crash is described in great detail, the chaos and horror of knowing what is happening but the worst of all is view from the plane windows. It made me stop reading and just feel that terror.
This is a tremendous story that you may feel you will guess what will happen but believe me you won’t, well a little maybe but far from it all. I was like, whoa I didn’t see that coming or that or that. It is a brilliant book with this totally unique story set in the beautiful, dangerous and unpredictable Amazon jungle, with an even more unpredictable addition of a group of 6 students that you know will eventually all die but one ………..
I wish to thank the author for supplying me with an ebook which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Morris is a former television writer who now works in digital media. When not writing, you can find him scoping out the latest sushi spot, watching ‘House Hunters Renovation’, or trying new recipes in the kitchen. He lives with his wife and dog in Los Angeles.
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I wish to thank the author for an ecopy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.