I used this opportunity to read Books , re-reading Book 1 previously read as a memory refresher. I enjoyed this series and found myself unable to set it aside. The story is flush with dialogue, making for smooth reading. An American family takes a vacation in Ireland. Shortly after their arrival, a nuclear bomb is dropped on London.
All electrical power in England and Ireland ceases for several years, including the inability to use motor vehicles. Groups of families band together to form funct I used this opportunity to read Books , re-reading Book 1 previously read as a memory refresher. Communities were necessary to keep them safe, as roving gangs of murderers and thieves roamed the countryside and cities, attacking those who lived outside these communities. This is the story of one of those communities.
As a result, they are required to protect themselves from the very trees and bushes of Ireland. Balancing farm life and a budding romance with the town veterinarian, Prescott begins reinvestigating the crime. Because of the condition of the poor country roads, the drive had been longer than she expected. Lee Child has been killing it lately so hopefully that continues. This book is currently a freebie on Amazon. They have to depend on themselves for their own security. Every 2 weeks we send out an e-mail with Book Recommendations.
I thoroughly enjoyed Books of this series and recommend it for a glimpse into what life would be like, with survival tips, should similar catastrophic circumstances possibly occur in the future. Nov 01, Megan Jarrett rated it it was ok Shelves: so-bad-i-couldn-t-finish. Read the first one, it was eh, ok. I had a hard time actually liking any of the characters Dialogue was stiff and boring.
Plot twists were not very twisty. I read halfway through the second book. And it was more of the same The only difference was the addition of the slave trade and the death of a majo Read the first one, it was eh, ok. The only difference was the addition of the slave trade and the death of a major character - the only one I even sort of liked.
It just didn't feel worth continuing.
And I typically like post-apocalyptic novels. Oct 15, Arty Mist rated it liked it.
After thinking nothing could get worse for this small post Apocalypse community in Western Ireland, I discovered Books 4,5,6 and 7 which proved that I was wrong. Just how hard their lives were, has to be read to believe. One of the most suspenseful, if somewhat unrealistic parts was in Book 7 when Sarah finds herself hanging by her toes and fingernails to the outside wall of an old castle, desperately trying to climb in through a safe window, attempting to save the community, single-handedly fro After thinking nothing could get worse for this small post Apocalypse community in Western Ireland, I discovered Books 4,5,6 and 7 which proved that I was wrong.
One of the most suspenseful, if somewhat unrealistic parts was in Book 7 when Sarah finds herself hanging by her toes and fingernails to the outside wall of an old castle, desperately trying to climb in through a safe window, attempting to save the community, single-handedly from a group of mad cannibals who have survived the past five years, eating visitors!
Not for the fainthearted, this series! Jun 14, Renee rated it it was amazing. A very well written, engrossing story.
Very hard to put this story down for any length of time. Thought-provoking with excellent character development. Such a genuine, utterly human story.
Can't wait to read the next two books in the series. Aug 10, Isabel Roa rated it did not like it Shelves: did-not-finish , fuck-it-i-give-up. Sarah bitches about everything and maybe she should explain to her son that they can't get everything that their used to because of the situation they are in , instead of just giving him anything he wants. Jun 09, Rizello rated it liked it. Decided that I just needed to read them quickly and in order. By the time I got to book 3, I was thinking that I was nearing the end, and that everything would turn out happily ever after, but it looks like there is more in store with books 4 and 5!
I am enjoying the mix of romance and adventure. Aug 24, Robert DuRocher rated it it was amazing. Different survival story Unique plot with brutal truth about human desire to live at all cost. Evil abounds in their apocalyptic world but courage wins out. Well written by a good story teller. Oct 04, Laura Davis rated it it was ok.
The story didn't flow well, was really choppy and in all honesty, couldn't hold my attention. It's not a bad book, just not my style. I'm sure there are people who would enjoy it, I just did not. Aug 11, Theresa rated it it was amazing. I will try to read the rest of them when they go on sale! I thought it was wonderful reading. II hated to put it down for anything. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a great read! Sep 24, frankj. Jan 05, Mary Piragas rated it really liked it.
I usually prefer my post-apocalyptic stories with a little less romance, but I did get sucked into this story. It was a page turner at times, but I opted not to read the teaser for book 4. The third book wraps up nicely and I've had enough of Sarah and Mike, at least for now.
Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Conversations 7 , 3. Fretting about everything that could possibly impact negatively on her only child, Sarah has succeeded in endangering her health, her job and even her marriage with her irrational worries. A mother's nightmare The day the world stops spinning for the Woodson family is the second day of their Irish vacation when a nuclear bomb detonates in the atmosphere over the Irish Sea.
With no communications, no cars, no electricity and a countryside rapidly turning into a lawless world of kill-or-be-killed, the family must survive until help comes For Sarah, it is the day her irrational worries dissolve forever as she comes face to face with real fear. A mother's courage In Sarah's new world, the unthinkable happens daily. Forced to combat terror she never imagined before, she soon discovers an inner core of steel she didn't know she had. When the moment comes to do what is necessary to protect her family, even Sarah is shocked to learn what she is capable of.
Free Falling is a breathtaking adventure ride that will have you cheering between fingers that have been bitten down to the quick until the very last page. No current Talk conversations about this book. Very good story of a family on vacation when a nuclear bomb goes off and how they must learn to live a new way in a unfamiliar country. Barbaralois Aug 27, I have read many of Susan Kiernan-Lewis's books, most of the Masggie Newberry Mysteries in fact, and have always enjoyed her writing.
Free Falling is the first book in her Irish End Games series, published in and followed by ten additional works. Kiernan-Lewis is excellent at local color, and Free Falling is no exception. The Woodson family father David, mother Sarah and year old son John has just arrived in western Ireland for a long-needed vacation and find that their two-bedroom vacation cottage has burned down and they are to spend their time in a one room cottage with only a single bed.