Straight to You by David Moody
Publisher: Infected Books
David Moody takes his readers on an emotion and physical ride through his nightmare of world ending destruction.
Steven and Sam experience an extremely personal emotion trauma, which neither of them really knows how to handle.
Steven shuts himself off and drowns himself in work. This affects their marriage badly.
While they’re dealing with their own life and hearts, the sun is on the verge of killing itself and the world.
Things around them keep getting worse, but they don’t pay close attention because they’re more concerned with their marriage and keeping things as normal as possible.
It’s not until Sam leaves to visit her father that Steven realizes his mistakes, but with the world falling apart faster than anyone thought possible, will he make it to her in time to straighten things out before it’s too late?
He races the deadly effects of the sun’s wrath to see the woman he loves one last time…but will he burn to death before he reaches her?
This book hit me a little too close to home for comfort – I was proud of myself for not bawling during the first few chapters. I’ve had personal experience (twice) with the traumatic, emotion struggle the couple deals with. That being said, Mr. Moody nailed it – the shutting off and distancing and the struggle with knowing how to deal with the situation at home and in public.
I thought the apocalyptic sun aspect of the story was fun, because it was different and there was no way anyone could really do anything about it. It’s the classic “the boat is going down and we’re all screwed” scenario that you don’t see too often anymore. Most people want at least that hope of salvation through some miracle. There’s none in this book. Just the hope of love and forgiveness.
I thought Steven’s journey was a bit long, but in reality, all that stuff probably would be in someone’s path to slow them down. In the end, it just showed his determination to make it where he wanted to go despite how much got in his way. Although, toward the end…he was really, really exhausted, but then flipped completely and could do things like walk and run easily that minutes before he couldn’t.
Note: The book has British grammar.
I give this book: 2 QUILLS