When Matt and Sarah Woodson take a much-needed vacation with their ten-year old son, John, their intention is to find a relaxing, remote spot to take a break from the artificial stimulation of their busy world back in Jacksonville, Florida. What happens within hours of settling in to their rural, rustic little cottage in a far-flung spot on the coast of Ireland is an international incident that leaves the family stranded and dependent on themselves for their survival. Facing starvation, as well as looters and opportunists, they learn the hard way the important things in life. Can a family skilled only in modern day suburbia and corporate workplaces learn to survive when the world is flung back a hundred years? When there is no internet, no telephones, no electricity and no cars? And when every person near them is desperate to survive at any cost?
When I first read the summary of this book, I just knew it was a book I had to read. It really makes you wonder what you'd do in Matt and Sarah's situation. Their peaceful family trip to Ireland, turns into a nightmare when a nuclear attack prevents all electronics and cars from working. They are forced to live a lifestyle they know nothing about and have to survive in a lawless and dangerous world.
The topic of this book is so intriguing. It shows you have to do things you normally wouldn't do, just to survive. The author did a great job in creating a realistic setting and storyline. You felt like you were right there with the family every step of the way. The book was great overall and I wish I had more time to read right now, because I didn't want to put it down and would've finished alot sooner. I definitely recommend this book!
I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars!
*I received a copy of this book from the author to read and review. This has not influenced my opinion in any way.*