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Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea
Steven Callahan
Subhuman (A Unit 51 Novel)
Michael McBride
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Sara Gorman
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Kathryn Harkup
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A 100-Year Old Mystery...

Abandon - Blake Crouch

Going into this, I thought it was going to be a paranormal horror story but it really wasn't that at all. It's actually more along the line of a mystery/thriller. The paranormal aspect was a very small part of it and almost like an afterthought that wasn't followed through with. It's written as two parallel storylines, the past and the present, that converge at the end. I seem to have a thing lately for finding stories with dual plots which I don't mind if they are done well but the shifting back and forth in this one wasn't as clear as it could have been. I found myself backtracking a few times to make sure I was even in the right century. 

I think once I was able to get out of the scary, ghost story mindset and just accept it for what it was, I was able to enjoy it more. I also like stories with unique settings and climates and Abandon is set in the back-country with mountains and caves and snowy blizzard weather so all of those things helped to endear me to the story a little more but if you're looking for a good Friday night fright, this is really not the best choice for that.