Five Total Strangers, Natalie D. Richards

I am not entirely sure what I just read. Mira kept repeating herself and her thoughts because the author would start a thread of thought and abandon it, never to return. Questions arose that went unanswered. I thought, she must be in a coma because why is none of this making sense? Teens are not known for making the best decisions, but Mira really takes the cake. For someone who repeatedly prided herself on the fact her wisdom knows when to pull her out of a bad situation, she kept putting herself right back into it.

There are no redeeming characters, and the stalker angle is weak. I saw some people compare this to No Exit, which is anger-inducing because No Exit is brilliant and well thought out. It’s one of my most favorite thrillers, and this doesn’t even come close. I forced myself to finish this because I needed to know what was going on, and because I didn’t totally abandon it, I’m giving it 3-stars.

Five Total Strangers is available on Amazon for $7.39.

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About the Book:
When Mira flies home to spend Christmas with her mother in Pittsburgh, a record-breaking blizzard results in a cancelled layover. Desperate to get to her grief-ridden mother in the wake of a family death, Mira hitches a ride with a group of friendly college kids who were on her initial flight.

As the drive progresses and weather conditions become more treacherous, Mira realizes that the four other passengers she’s stuck in the car with don’t actually know one another.

Soon, they’re not just dealing with heavy snowfall and ice-slick roads, but the fact that somebody will stop at nothing to ensure their trip ends in a deadly disaster. 

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