Many thanks to Kelly and Love Books Group for my spot on this Blog Tour.
I may not be able to climb the small molehill, but I sure do enjoy the books which tell me the thrill and exhilaration that comes with climbing the unattainable mountain face, especially K2, the highest peak on earth. I am quite familiar with the terms used, so this book became an easy read. Add a thrilling story to it, and it is absolute nirvana.
Lindsey not only lost her sister Allison to K2 but her mojo to climb since the past 2 years. But when she got to know of the American group led by Ty on an expedition to climb K2, nothing could stop her. The story was her journey to the peak, if K2 cooperated
My first book by Kristy McCaffrey, and I felt right at home with this. I have to mention the mountain peak K2. To me, she was a living, breathing entity, totally in her glory with all her moods. Some days she was happy with a bright sun and gentle breeze. And then something would awaken her darkness with biting cold winds and avalanches. Knowing how to estimate her moods and understanding when to climb or retreat was what made the characters in this book seasoned players. I loved all the lines written in the honor of this peak.
Kristy made the thrill come alive. Her writing allowed me to envision every word of the story. There was an additional mystery of what happened on the day when her sister was lost. Romance was also found on the slopes, which was just a facet of the story. Kristy concentrated more on the realities of a climb and the vagaries of nature. These mountaineers were quite a different lot. They faced injuries along with altitude sickness, but their indomitable spirit could not be dampened. They also knew when to quit.
I would be slightly greedy at this point and say I wanted a bit more mystery and thrill weaved into this action adventure thriller. That would uplift it more, for me.
This book would translate into a vidid movie as the imagery was powerful, the characters strong, the setting authentic, and the climb so very exhilarating. I think I would be watching such a movie with my heart in my throat. Read the story and see the prose come alive with Kristy McCaffrey’s words.
P. S. The book is more enjoyable if you are familiar with the mountaineering words. Google them prior to or while reading.
I received a free ARC from Kelly and the author Kristy McCaffrey, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
Ambition and courage at the top of the world …
Lindsey Coulson likes to scale mountains. With her sister, Alison, she has made a name for herself climbing the tallest and most treacherous peaks in the world. But when Alison dies on a K2 expedition—the second highest mountain on earth—Lindsey stops climbing. Unable to shed her grief, it becomes clear she must return to the wilderness and only one place will do—K2, the Savage Mountain.
Tyler Galloway has finally secured a permit from the Pakistani government to bring an American team to K2. When Lindsey Coulson inquires about joining the expedition, he gladly brings the famed mountaineer on board. Her strong climbing resume precedes her, and she’ll be a welcome addition to the small crew he has assembled. But K2 is a force unto itself, as is Lindsey. Both will test his limits. And both will test his heart.
Publication Date: 11th June 2019