21 February 2017
Three strangers, each searching for something out of reach.
Sarah Cate, celebrating her twenty-first birthday, is pushed over the edge after car trouble strands her in the middle of nowhere with an angry, unstable boyfriend.
Kevin Reed, a troubled adolescent abused by a loveless father, roams the night in his black Camaro, looking to pay forward one of the few acts of kindness he’s ever received.
Scotty Mason, plagued by profound guilt and completely detached from his world, is haunted by the unshakable fear that something inside him is dangerously broken and cannot be fixed.
When their lives intersect in an unsavory hotel with a bloody history, all three will struggle to exorcise their personal demons, unaware that a bigger threat is looming . . . and waiting for the right moment to strike.
Like Joshua 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.
Since the first time I read Resthaven, I fell in love with the writing of Erik. The story is compact without too much details that I tend to scan through if I read any. Even though this is not as intense as other psychological thriller, Roam was able to engage me with interest to continue reading it.
The three main characters has their own problems and inner darkness that was waiting to be set free. Even though the age of these characters should be considered as adults, but when I read about their perspective in the book, I had the misconception that they were teenagers, probably because they were broken?
Roam is highly recommended to psychological thriller lovers and if you’re a fast reader, you’ll be able to finish it in one setting.
P/S: I listened to the audiobook when I was reading this book and the feeling was so good. Try it.
Disclaimer: I received the complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange of my honest review.