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Past This Point

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I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All I can say is WOW! This author must have had a premonition because this book is about a pandemic and a women who gets stuck in her apartment and cannot leave. The twists and turns are amazingly accurate and made me feel like this is what some of us have experienced in the last several months. You absolutely must read this book!!! Enjoy!
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The story line of this book is weirdly timely given world events. Our MC Karis finds herself alone as all her friends and co-workers die from a flu like pandemic after she chooses to self isolate with her beloved dog Zeke as this deadly illness continues spreading across the country.  

She is afraid to leave her home but eventually begins to here strange noises and suffer from hallucinations.  

Her isolation is almost compete except for small conversations over the rooftops and through windows talking to two young girls taking care of their sick mother in another apartment building. Eventually the mother and then the girls die from the illness leaving Karis truly isolated.

Karis is now alone with only a phone calls to her mother for comfort and her dog Zeke. Eventually the lights and water shut off and she runs out of food her only choice is to try to escape to the West where the illness has not yet devastate the population. This is a great read!! 

I received this book from NetGalley and Red Adept Publishing for an honest review.
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Talk about a book being relevant.  This turned up in my TBR pile 3 weeks into this social distancing , home alone sage of 2020.  Karis is a loner who lives with her dog, Zeke and has been preparing for the flu season.  With people coming into work sick she decides to stay close to home. It saves her life when an out of control virus is killing off people on the entire east coast.  Now she needs to escape New York City as her supplies are running out and the smell is making life impossible.  When she meets Ollie they decide to escape, to get across the Mississippi to safe country.  I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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So fascinating to read. This was different then anything that I have read in a long time. I enjoyed how the author developed the story and the intensity of the main character. I will looking forward to reading more from tis author. Thank you for letting me read this book.
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I stayed up till 3am reading this, I had to know what happened to the characters. This book shadows the current events in the world  with the coronavirus worldwide outbreak. It was so creepy, I had goosebumps on more than one occasion with newscaster saying almost the same words, the government saying the same things, the reality of the characters actions we spot on. While reading this I kept hoping this wasn't a premonition, it's that realistic. I was riveted by her story, scared, and horrified, in the ned I was glad to have known her.

Karis is a woman living in New York with her dog living a semi hermit lifestyle when a virus breaks out and people start to die. The advice is to quarantine yourself, cover your mouth when you sneeze, wash your hands, but death still comes. Alone as the the world come apart around her she creates a world inside her apartment, she befriends a couple kids across in another building, she reads, works out, talks to her parents in CA and her dog.  She starts surviving and doing the hardest of things to live another day and hope for a way to make it home to her family in CA. Things are really bad, but not as bad as they will get.
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Such a great read. The plot and storyline were very well done. I Could not put it down. Read in one day.
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Finding one’s self in an unimaginable time

Karis found herself in an unimaginable time.  All of her friends and co-workers have perished from the strange “Flu” that is spreading across the states.  She has barricaded herself in her apartment with her dog Zeke.

She is afraid to go outside, she begins to here strange noises and to imagine things.  She goes over her life and her relationships and wonders what went wrong and why she is still alone at 38.

Her only contact is over the rooftops and through windows talking to two young girls taking care of their sick mother in another apartment building.  Then the mother dies from the flu and one by one the girls die from the flu. Karis is now alone with only a phone call to her mother and her dog Zeke.  Then the lights go off, the water is turned off and there is no heat and nowhere to get food or supplies.

The only way out is to find a car that works and escape to the west which is still an unaffected zone.

Will she make it out alive?  Will she perish in New York in her apartment? The answers are in the book. Pick up a copy today, you will enjoy it. I recommend this book.

Thanks to Nicole Mabry, Red Adept Publishing, LLC, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of the book.
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What a great book. I really connected with the main character Karis. I loved her ingenuousness when times got tough, and I learned some survival skills if ever needed. 

Nicole Mabry did an excellent job of bringing all the characters to life, and they all felt so real. The events in the book moved from heart-pounding action to super tender, tear-jerking moments. Having two dogs of my own, I understood how Karis felt about not leaving Zeke behind and risking her life to stay. 

The book grabbed me from page one and didn't let go until the last page, and I was sad to get to the end of the book.

If you like post-apocalyptic books with great action, great dialogue, and strong characters, I highly recommend picking up Past This Point. You won't regret it.
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This book was a fascinating and gripping novel! It was nearly impossible to put down, as I anxiously awaited what might happen next. I liked the pace of the story until the very end, when it felt a bit rushed. That said, I really enjoyed this book!
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Excellent post-apocalyptic novel. Karis lives in New York, and after a series of failed relationships, has more or less withdrawn from the world, or at least that portion of it. Everyone seems to be getting sick, so she closes herself up in her office at work and practically bathes in hand sanitizer. 

As time goes on, it becomes apparent that the sickness isn’t some garden-variety bug, and her self-imposed exile ends up saving her life. 

She makes do for herself and her dog by finding food in the apartments of neighbors who have died, and resorts to gathering acorns from around the street oak trees. 

Captivating and interesting. Highly recommended.
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