Emotions rule us all—and turn two women’s lives into a ride they can barely control in this “hugely entertaining, riveting page-turner.” —#1 bestselling author Louise Penny
Maggie Atwood and Becky McCabe, mother and daughter, both champion riders, vowed to never, ever, go up against one another.
Until the tense, harrowing competitions leading to the Paris Olympics.
Mother and daughter share a dream: to be the best horsewoman in the world.
Coronado is Maggie’s horse. An absolutely top-tier Belgian warmblood.
Sky is Becky’s horse. A small, speedy Dutch warmblood.
Only James Patterson could bring you such breakneck speed, hair-raising thrills and spills.
Only hall of fame sportswriter Mike Lupica could make it all so real.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
One-man publishing industry James Patterson and sports journalist Mike Lupica team up for this thrilling, emotional tale about a mother and daughter whose shared love of horseback riding turns them into rivals. Maggie Atwood was crushed when she and her horse, Coronado, fell short of making the Olympic show-jumping team. Her daughter, Becky, has always shown raw talent on her own horse, Sky, but she’s lacked the drive…until now. When Becky decides to vie for a spot on the team, it’s up to acerbic matriarch Caroline to manage the fiery family dynamics between her daughter and granddaughter. Patterson is known for his fast-paced thrillers—and his mastery of suspense and Lupica’s sports knowledge make a perfect team for the breakneck equestrian world. If you’re looking for a gripping drama, this tale of love, loyalty, and competition is for you.
Good Read. Good Ride
Very much enjoyed this book. I briefly trained in show jumping and have seen enough horse shows that I could envision everything happening on the pages and loved it. I even felt tension and anxious while the riders were in the ring. I’m just curious - if one is not familiar with show jumping would this be as enjoyable a read? The riding is very prominent in the story. Anyway, I’m very glad I picked this book. Thanks
The characters were not developed and the events were predictable and reoccurring. I felt it was written to express a dislike of ICE and immigration issues, but even that was a side issue. I had to make myself finish the book.
Boring. No suspense, no excitement, no surprise. Rather a Disney movie. It seemed like two great authors came together and mailed it in. Do yourself a favor and read their other books.