In this gripping sequel to The Line Between, which New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava calls “everything you want in a thriller,” cult escapee Wynter Roth and ex-soldier Chase Miller emerge from their bunker to find a country ravaged by disease, and Wynter is the only one who can save it.
Six months after vanishing into an underground silo with sixty others, Wynter and Chase emerge to find the area abandoned. There is no sign of Noah and the rest of the group that was supposed to greet them when they emerged—the same people Wynter was counting on to help her locate the IV antibiotics her gravely ill friend, Julie, needs in order to live.
As the clock ticks down on Julie’s life, Wynter and Chase embark on a desperate search for medicine and answers. But what they find is not a nation on the cusp of recovery thanks to the promising new vaccine Wynter herself had a hand in creating, but one decimated by disease. What happened while they were underground?
With food and water in limited supply and their own survival in question, Chase and Wynter must venture further and further from the silo. Aided by an enigmatic mute named Otto, they come face-to-face with a society radically changed by global pandemic, where communities scrabble to survive under rogue leaders and cities are war zones. As hope fades by the hour and Wynter learns the terrible truth of the last six months, she is called upon once again to help save the nation she no longer recognizes—a place so dark she’s no longer sure it can even survive.
Fast-paced and taut, A Single Light is a breathless thriller of nonstop suspense about the risks of living in a world outside the safe confines of our closely-held beliefs and the relationships and lives that inspire us.
Set in an America devastated by a disease that causes dementia, Lee's so-so sequel to 2018's The Line Between finds cult escapee Wynter Roth, her love interest, her five-year-old niece, and 60 others living in an underground silo near Gurley, Nebr., prepared by a survivalist named Noah. Sealed off from the outside world, the silo is on a time lock and programmed to open after six months, when it's expected to be safe aboveground. Since the device required setting from the outside, Noah remained behind to do so, and he periodically stays in contact via video message. Tensions inevitably arise among those in the silo after Noah stops communicating. A debate ensues whether to try to leave the silo early, and matters get even worse with a shocking act of violence. The earlier sections effectively convey the claustrophobia of the setup, but once Wynter and some of the others manage to leave the silo, the plot loses steam. Fans of apocalyptic fiction will be disappointed.
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A Single Light
A wonderful, gripping follow up book. The reader is taken through the whirlwind of navigating a new world existing outside of the silo. What the group encounters is unimaginable. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat and engaged until the very end. Tosca Lee is a wonderful storyteller that keeps you wanting more!
B movie type melodrama. 1 star for writing, plus 2 stars for prescient flu pandemic theme
Only months after this was published, our real life pandemic began. For that reason alone, I read the book cover to cover, and marveled at the coincidental parallels to our lives.
Another amazing adventure
Another fascinating read from Tosca Lee!! This book does not disappoint as the sequel to The Line Between. Tosca effortlessly weaves poignant emotions and clever dialogue into the non-stop action. My heart was racing more than once as I turned the pages. I did not see that ending coming!