First Published: August 1st, 2014
This Version Published: August 1st, 2014
My Star Rating:
BLUF: Quick read involving heart wrenching emotional decisions. (aka.. What extent would you go to save your loved one(s)?)
**I was provided a copy of this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review**
Plot: One to Go follows Tom Booker who, after an accident that would have killed his sister-in-law, daughter, and daughter’s three friends, is approached by the devil for a deal.. The lives of those he loves in the van for the lives of five strangers (by his hand), with a deadline of one body every two weeks. Booker tries to find the high road in killing, but naturally, taking one’s life isn’t easy.
The plus: I love plots like these because they require so much from the main character. There is the moral dilemma of killing a person, there is the heartbreak of having to do so in order to save those you love, and then the combination of these two aspects while training to maintain normalcy of your day-to-day life.
The minus: I wasn’t a big fan of the main character, to be honest, but it wasn’t so bad that I didn’t like the book. He’s awkward, only really cared about his daughter after striking the deal, and makes loads of stupid decisions.
The other: Some of this story was a bit harder to believe, even with the general suspension of disbelief you decide to make upon picking the book up. Other parts (um. P-chugging? really?) should have never come to mind.