The Line Between: A Novel Book Review

Title: The Line Between: A Novel

Author: Tosca Lee

Pages: 384

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Blurb: When Wynter Roth is turned out of New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink of madness as a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia spreads across the nation.

As Wynter struggles to start over in a world she’s been taught to regard as evil, she finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she’s feared all her life—until the night her sister shows up at her doorstep with a set of medical samples. That night, Wynter learns there’s something far more sinister at play and that these samples are key to understanding the disease.

Now, as the power grid fails and the nation descends into chaos, Wynter must find a way to get the samples to a lab in Colorado. Uncertain who to trust, she takes up with former military man Chase Miller, who has his own reasons for wanting to get close to the samples in her possession, and to Wynter herself.

Filled with action, conspiracy, romance, and questions of whom—and what—to believe, The Line Between is a high-octane story of survival and love in a world on the brink of madness.

Rating: 4/5

Cover: A

Review: What a fascinating story that makes one think. The protagonist, Wynter Roth, is thrown in an Apocalyptic world where there’s an outbreak of early onset dementia. She has a difficult time starting over in this world, a world she was taught to hate. She is entered into a race between life and death, involving her sister and a enigmatic military man. 
The Line Between is very plot driven. There are a few spots where the pace is a little slow, but the majority of the story does keep your attention. The characters are somewhat relatable, and the reader can feel their emotions in the intense scenes in the story. However, the characters do come off as two-dimensional, especially for an action pact novel, i.e. Magnus. I’ve seen characters like this before. A character who deceives and lies, and he or she benefits from it. Nothing special. For someone who just wants to read (and NOT analytically review), this will be a great read.

There are time jumps in the story, and what I wasn’t a fan of was that there wasn’t really any transition. They just happened, which can confuse a reader.

The cover gets an A. The image grabs your attention. It makes you want to read the blurb. The red of the story pops of out the snow white surroundings.

I give this story a solid 4/5 because I’ve seen Apocalyptic stories that involved a disease. I wish someone would write a different kind of story. I still enjoyed the story, and I know people who like thrillers. Also, I’m happy for Tosca Lee for her novel getting picked up by the CW. Congratulations to her!