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.
Sarah has a controlling boyfriend, Matt. On her 21st birthday, he gets drunk and when her car breaks down, he gets nasty. Sarah, scared for er safety, decides to walk to find help, alone.
She is picked up by Kevin, who says he will drop her at home….when at home she has an argument with her mother and leaves……nearly getting run down, it turns out to be Kevin. He offers to drive her anywhere she needs to go….he likes to do two good deeds a day! Sarah says she wants to find her friend, Scotty, so off they go.
As they get to know each other, Sarah begins to have feelings for Kevin…..does he feel the same?
Then there’s Scotty, a troubled young man to say the least…..his mum has died, his dad is brutal and he sees things.
Eventually, after near assaults and violence, they meet up…..but who is lurking in the dark?
This is a tale of troubled youth, of absent or abusive parents and the effect this has on the minds and bodies of the young. Brutal, scary and heartbreaking at times, this is a fast, gripping read.
Thank you to Sarah at Book On The Bright Side for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.
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
Erik is also running a give away for a reader to win either a digital copy of Roam which is open world wide or an audio copy of the book of which is only open to UK & US readers.
Audible US: https://www.amazon.com/Roam/dp/B0722RN6WD/
Audible UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roam/dp/B071DXVC73/