When Time Runs Out by Elina Hirvonen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The world is on the brink of catastrophe. If we lose hope in a better future, what are we left with?
A young man is shooting people from a rooftop in downtown Helsinki.
An unsuspecting mother is confronted with a horrifying scenario she's powerless to stop.
A sister can only watch events unfold from afar.
Over the course of a day, one family fractures and with lives at stake each member must examine everything that brought them to this moment. But this crisis goes beyond their small lives; Aslak is not the only boy on a rooftop with a gun today. He is part of an international group set on stopping environmental disaster by killing as many of those they deem responsible as they can.
Can a desperate mother reconcile her complicated feelings towards her son and reach him in time to stop a catastrophe? This is the story of the lives on the brink and finding hope in the face of despair.
Reading the blurb and looking at the front cover of this one I thought I would whiz through the novel and it would be fast paced and a top thriller, unfortunately for me, I found it a little boring in placed and found myself skim reading parts.
Initially I found the book a bit of a struggle to get into, I was a little confused as to who was who. After a while the chapters began with a characters name and it made it easier to follow. The chapters were really short, this was great as you could read a little bit and come back to it. I did read this in one sitting but it took me a lot longer than I anticipated and I think this was due to the pace and the fact I found it a little boring at times.
This is a book that is very topical now, unfortunately and I feel the story could have been told better. It was just an O.K read for me.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.