One moment changed their lives forever.
A band plays, glasses clink, and four teens sneak into the Mexican desert, the hum of celebration receding behind them.
Crack. Crack. Crack.
Not fireworks–gunshots. The music stops. And Pato, Arbo, Marcos, and Gladys are powerless as the lives they once knew are taken from them.
Then they are seen by the gunmen. They run. Except they have nowhere to go. The narcos responsible for their families’ murders have put out a reward for the teens’ capture. Staying in Mexico is certain death, but attempting to cross the border through an unforgiving desert may be as deadly as the secrets they are trying to escape…
[The car looks suspicious. I can’t put my finger on why, but I can’t stop staring at it either]
(Sourcebooks Fire, 5 September 2017, ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed)
I thought this was an amazing book, very unique and different.
My heart was in my throat from the opening chapter which never lets up. An explosive opening promises greatness in store and I wasn’t disappointed.
I’ve never read a book quite like The Border before. This incredible book will stay with me for a long time.
I loved the characters. They are well written and vulnerable at the start of the novel. I loved the way they developed across the novel.
As The Border reaches its conclusion, things take a dark turn. I shed buckets.