Panic by Jeff Abbott was definitely an entertaining read.
I really loved everything about it. I loved how it was packed full of action right from the start, how the suspense built up from beginning to end and how much I felt for the characters no matter who they were or what they had done.
It did feel a little slow at first but the story was really quick to get going and when it did, it sort of hit me like a slap in the face. It went from an average day at school to the protagonist coming home to find his mother dead and almost getting killed himself…it was intense!
The book name really does it justice because 'Panic' is sure what I felt half the time reading this book. It was like I was slap bang in the middle of all the action. It was very realistic and believable seeing as the characters weren't portrayed to be something they're not. It wasn't the kind of story where every kid in the novel just happens to know how to fight and how to look after themselves, the characters – especially the protagonist – experienced outright fear and 'Panic'. As a reader, I felt just what the characters were supposed to be feeling which tells me just how good a read this book really is.
I wholeheartedly recommend this book although it did get quite violent at times so I don't think it's for the younger readers. A great read!
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