AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: The Island by Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
This was a great fast past thriller that delved into how obnoxious and entitled American tourists can be. While traveling to Australia with her new husband and step-children Heather is trying to find a way to fit into this family unit. However the kids aren't exactly thrilled to have a new "mother", especially one that didn't go to college and doesn't even have her GED. They think she is stupid, but Heather was home schooled and lived off grid where she learned how to use a rifle, identify plants and animals and survive.
What started out as an okay vacation turns into a nightmare when the children learn about an island that has koala and they want to go despite it being a private island where tourists are forbidden. However with a little money exchanging hands they family get to explore this island for a short period of time and are told to stick close to the docks. However being the arrogant self-possessed Americans they find themselves further than they should be. Things spiral quickly out of control and the next thing you know Heather and the kids are running for their lives, trying to find a way off this island full of insane people.
This is a very bubble gum thriller but it is a fun read, and holds your attention. I can see why they are turning this into a Hulu show as it would translate to the screen well.
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