Welcome to my stop on the Cover Your Tracks blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!
About the Book:
A Suspense Magazine Best of 2020 for Thriller/Suspense
Margo Fletcher, eight months pregnant, is traveling by train from Chicago to Spokane, her childhood home. While passing through an isolated portion of the Rockies in blizzard conditions, the train unexpectedly brakes. Up ahead, deadly snow from a massive avalanche plummets down the mountain. Despite the conductor’s order for the passengers to stay seated, former Army Ranger Nick Eliot insists that survival depends on moving to the back of the train. Only Margo believes him. They take refuge in the last train car, which Nick heroically uncouples in time to avoid the avalanche. The rest of the train is hurled down the mountainside and is soon lost forever in a blanket of snow. Margo and Nick, the sole survivors, are stranded in the snowstorm without food, water, or heat. Rescuers might not arrive for days.
When the weather turns violent again, the pair must flee the shelter of the passenger car and run for their lives into the wilderness. They must fend off the deadly cold as well as predatory wild animals foraging for food. Eventually, Nick leads Margo to shelter in a watchtower atop a mountain. There, we learn that both Margo and Nick have secrets that have brought them together and threaten to destroy them.
Cover Your Tracks is a chilling story of love and hate, the devastating power of nature, and the will to survive.
Margo is pregnant and traveling home by train to Spokane from Chicago. While the train travels through the Rockies, an avalanche occurs. The conductor orders everyone to stay seated, but an Army Ranger on board disagrees, insisting that everyone should move to the back of the train, which he untethers from the rest. Only Margo believes and goes with the ranger, and while they watch, the rest of the train is thrown down the mountain.
And now, Margo and Nick, the ranger, have no food or water, and eventually, no shelter.
This was such an original and captivating story, and I have to admit, I love survival stories, even though they make me super anxious for the characters! The writing is fast-paced, and the beginning of the book is especially strong in that way.
Overall, Cover Your Tracks is a quick read filled with secrets and great suspense!
Content notes: I read an ARC, and the scenes including racial slurs and stereotyping against Native Americans have reportedly been removed from the book. There is also a scene involving animal mutilation. Lastly, I felt like the topic of abortion could have been handled more sensitively.
I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Author:
Daco is a member of the International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Alabama Writers’ Forum, Authors Guild, and Alabama State Bar.