Friday, April 04, 2014

What the Ground Can't Hold (book)

What the Ground Can't HoldWhat the Ground Can't Hold by Shady Cosgrove
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book description: Two Americans are presumed dead and nine people are trapped in a cabin after an avalanche falls in the remote Andes...

Told from five points of view, What the Ground Can't Hold follows:
  • Emma, an Australian faced with an impossible decision that could see her parents jailed.
  • Jack, a teenager obsessed with Jack Kerouac, anti-globalism and sex.
  • Carmen, a tango dancer whose estranged father is dying of cancer.
  • Pedro, the cabin manager, who's in hiding from his ex-wife.
  • And Wolfe, an American on a deadly family quest.

With food supplies dwindling, these unlikely companions are forced to extremes and discover they are bound by more than their surroundings – each has a secret that links them to Argentina's Dirty War.
My reviewAn enjoyable read. The author tells the story from the different characters' perspectives in each chapter and the characters are well drawn and interesting. The way their backgrounds and personalities intersect is fresh and intriguing. A good solid story.

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