Who do you trust when you have no one left but yourself? Kenzie is a military trained assassin, hunting her target in Mexico. Cori is a student at the University of Guadalajara. One fateful afternoon their lives will come together under a flurry of gun fire. Questioning the ties around them, they will soon learn that they can not live without each other. On the run from an unknown enemy, they must learn to trust each other, and to believe they’ll make it out alive.
Guess who made the mistake of starting this novel at 9:30pm on a school night? Yep. I went into work with dark circles and bags under my eyes. Dead. Sexy. I’m lucky I didn’t trip all over the place in my heels while slow-crawling into my office this morning.
For the life of me, I couldn’t put this damn book down. Believe me, I tried. I really really really tried.
Not really. I started bargaining with myself after the first half hour:
Inner Monologue at 10:00pm
“Kindle says i’m 25% done with the novel. I can read another hour, no biggie. That’ll give me at least seven hours of sleep tonight.”
Inner Monologue at 11:30pm
“I’m more than halfway. Hey, it’s not even midnight. It’s not even tomorrow yet! I’ve survived on less sleep. It’ll be fine! Man, I love this book.”
Inner Monologue at 12:00am
“Ok, I’m at 83%. I’m almost done. I can’t stop now. Hell no! Mama didn’t raise a quitter!”
Inner Monologue at 12:30am
“I’m done! Wow, amazing. Totally worth it! I’m sure I’ll be bright and chipper tomorrow morning. Come on, that’s a whole 330 minutes of sleep!”
Inner Monologue when I woke up at 6:00am
If you’re a fan of books in the crime/mystery/thriller genre, you’ll LOVE this book. The excitement (and anxiety) I felt reading this novel is comparable to when I read Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code and Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum. The pacing is FAST. CL Hart hardly gives her main characters Kenzie and Cori a breather. Geez… have a little mercy, CL Hart! This reading experience was like running a full marathon without training, stretching, warming up, or even eating. The readers are thrown in the middle of the action right away. You’ll be so engrossed in the story, that you may even forget about blinking.
The story is intriguing and the plot whips you around some pretty interesting turns and corners. The characters in this story are well-developed and complex. I had an affinity for both of the main characters, especially Kenzie. Kenzie’s character pulled the heck out of my heart-strings, and I truly cared about how she would turn out in the end. Thankfully, the author didn’t disappoint.
Readers can feel the heat of attraction and tension between Cori and Kenzie from the first page. Through trust and love, their relationship becomes a beautiful partnership as they save each other through all the obstacles they face together throughout the story.
Standing ovation for From A Distance!
1. Nine Inch Nails – We’re in this Together
2. Poe – Haunted
3. A Perfect Circle – 3 Libras
4. Lacuna Coil – Fragile
5. Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
6. Stone Temple Pilots – Plush (Acoustic)
7. Deftones feat. Maynard Keenan – Passenger
8. Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
9. Hozier – Like Real People Do
10. Alice in Chains – Rooster
11. Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
12. Chris Cornell – Sunshower
13. City and Colour – As Much As I Ever Could
14. Nine Inch Nails – The Day the Whole World Went Away (Still)
15. Smashing Pumpkins – Stand Inside Your Love
This book would be best read with….
DON JULIO TEQUILA