North of Nowhere

Allison Brennan


New York Times bestseller Allison Brennan’s latest standalone is an unputdownable race to the dramatic finish.

After five years in hiding from their murderous father, the day Kristin and Ryan McIntyre have been dreading has arrived: Boyd McIntyre, head of a Los Angeles crime family, has at last tracked his kids to a small Montana town and is minutes away from kidnapping them. They barely escape in a small plane, but gunfire hits the fuel line. The pilot, a man who has been raising them as his own, manages to crash land in the middle of the Montana wilderness. The siblings hike deep into the woods, searching desperately for safety—unaware of the severity of the approaching storm.

Boyd’s sister Ruby left Los Angeles for the Army years ago, cutting off contact in order to help keep her niece and nephew safe and free from the horrors of the McIntyre clan. So when she gets an emergency call that the plane has gone down with the kids inside, she drops everything to try save them.

As the storm builds, Ruby isn’t the only person looking for them. Boyd has hired an expert tracker to find and bring them home. And rancher Nick Lorenzo, who knows these mountains better than anyone and doesn’t understand why the kids are running, is on their trail too.

But there is a greater threat to Kristen and Ryan out there. More volatile than the incoming blizzard, more dangerous than the family they ran from or the natural predators they could encounter. Who finds them first could determine if they live or die. . .

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5) How can a book get more exciting than a man kidnapping another man’s kids, purely for their safety and then hiding them out for years until the evil dad finds them?

I loved this! It was fast-paced and intriguing from the start. Tony is hiding two children and evading their biological father who is using his mafia-like family to catch them. Sounds like Tony is creepy, right? Nope. He’s a genuinely sincere man who cares for the children and their safety. The lengths that Tony goes through to keep them safe is admirable. He was definitely my favorite character.

But when the McIntyre clan gets wind of where they are, they are running again. It is fast and it is dangerous, but even more than that, it’s in the middle of a Montana winter.

The story is very well done. Many different people are searching for these kids, and all for different reasons. So the manhunt is risky due to the weather conditions but also everyone’s own agenda with the kids. It was exciting from the start, I highly recommend this one!

AUDIO REVIEW: Eliza Foss as the narrator kept the tension building as the story went on. She was great differentiating the voices but also adding intensity or suspense when needed.

General content summary: F words= 20+, children (individually, previously) watch a parent shot and killed (some details), spouse killed, gun death (few details, multiple), m/f kiss, sedatives given without consent, pet killed as punishment (previous).

Thank you to MacMillan Audio for the copy!

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