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Wrong Time, Wrong Place

Wrong Time, Wrong Place - Simon Kernick Originally reviewed at mightylewry.wordpress.com

“Have you ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time?
You are hiking in the Scottish highlands with free friends when you come across a girl.
She is half-naked, has been badly beaten, and she can’t speak English
She is clearly running away from someone.
Do you stop to help her? Even if it means putting your friends’ lives – and your own – in terrible danger?”

I don’t normally go for ”Quick Reads” titles but at on the spur of the moment decided to set myself a little challenge for the weekend. I picked this one and a couple of others, which I will review once devoured.

This reminded me of Wolf Creek, by that I mean you get the feeling that the characters are doomed from the start. This is about two couples out hiking in Scotland to get away from the hustle and constricting lives they lead in Singapore and London. It’s a generic setting, no one for miles around and as you find out, no telephone signal. They spot a naked girl running towards them from the woods and from that moment their lives are forever changed.

This was very well written but was a bit predictable. I really enjoyed the story and it definitely portrayed a tense doomed feeling throughout the story and as a quick read is is really worth it, however as it was a little predictable I gave it a three.
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