Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m thrilled to be closing the blog tour for Erik Therme’s Roam. Alongside me is J Bronder Book Reviews so make sure you head over her post!
Massive thanks to the fabulous Sarah Hardy of Book On The Bright Side Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour. I read my own copy of Roam.
Before I tell you what I thought of Roam, Erik is running a giveaway to win either a digital copy of Roam (open worldwide) or an audio copy of the book of which is open to UK & US readers. To be in with a chance of winning, click on the link below and follow the instructions BUT BE WARNED THE ENTRIES MUST BE IN TODAY, TUESDAY 20 AUGUST!!!!!!
When Kevin finds Sarah stranded by the side of the road, he’s more than willing to give her a ride. Young, beautiful and distraught—she’s everything a single guy could ask for in a girl. What he doesn’t know is that she already has a guy: an abusive, drunken boyfriend who left her there in a fit of rage. And when that boyfriend comes back and finds Sarah missing, a simple ride will turn deadly.
Like Josh Gaylord and Daniel Kraus before him, author Erik Therme explores the angst of disconnected youth in his enthralling and powerful Roam. Therme’s darkly tinged novel is an unforgettable tale of three errant souls brutalized by life’s cruel circumstances, and a remarkable night of discovery and violence that will change them forever.
What Did I Think?
I thoroughly enjoyed the author’s debut Mortom and his more recent novel Keep Her Close, I knew I needed to read Roam.
I really felt for Sarah with the crappy boyfriend. He’s a total arse with the creep factor thrown in. But love can be blind until you get a bright torch shone in your eyes to see the true nature of the one you love. And the torch Sarah got was illuminating.
Enter stage left Kevin, Sarah’s knight in shining armour well, a car on a dark lonely road heading back to town. And that kind gesture maybe something Kevin regrets as he chauffeurs her here, there everywhere to find her old friend Scotty following the break up with the crappy boyfriend. But Kevin is a dark horse…I’ve got to admit, I quite liked Kevin as a character. He’s a complex character with his daily good deed but not afraid to use his fists.
And then there is the infamous Scotty….What the hell?? He’s got a girl who he has what seems a lot of fun with and yet he can’t take his old friend having someone else…
Roam is a very unassuming tale set overnight where a chance meeting changes everything. As the story develops, I was lulled into a false sense of security but the tension builds quietly until the end when a twisted climax takes hold of the story.
Who Is Erik Therme?
Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering on his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his oldest. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa–one of only twenty-eight places in the world that UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature.
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7831573.Erik_Therme
Blog: NAWebsite: https://eriktherme.com