The Island by Adrian McKinty

Reviewed by Emily Terasa (Library Staff)

Heather Baxter recently married a widowed doctor who has a young son and teenage daughter, and while they live in Seattle, they all decide to go on vacation to Australia. While out searching for some native animals, they stumble upon Dutch Island which is off-limits to outside visitors. Somehow they talk their way onto the ferry and head to the island but after an accident occurs, the family is thrust into an absolute nightmare with no way to escape. Heather must use all her childhood knowledge of surviving in the outdoors to stay one step ahead of the locals and make it off the island.

This was a suspenseful novel full of terror around every corner. Heather originally came off as weak and naïve, but as the story continued you were able to see how she is smart, strong, and capable. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I would recommend it for the perfect summer/fall quick read!

Located in Adult Fiction (FIC MCKINTY)

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