Hey, everyone! Welcome to my stop on the last day of Harlequin Trade Publishing’s Winter 2021 Blog Tour for Just Get Home by Bridget Foley!
JUST GET HOME
Author: Bridget Foley
Publication Date: 04/13/2021
About the Book:
“When the Big One earthquake hits LA, a single mother and a teen in the foster system are brought together by their circumstances and an act of violence in order to survive the wrecked streets of the city, working together to just get home.
Dessa, a single mom, is enjoying a rare night out when a devastating earthquake strikes. Roads and overpasses crumble, cell towers are out everywhere, and now she must cross the ruined city to get back to her three-year-old daughter, not even knowing whether she’s dead or alive. Danger in the streets escalates, as looting and lawlessness erupts. When she witnesses a moment of violence but isn’t able to intervene, it nearly puts Dessa over the edge.
Fate throws Dessa a curveball when the victim of the crime—a smart-talking 15-year-old foster kid named Beegie—shows up again in the role of savior, linking the pair together. Beegie is a troubled teen with a relentless sense of humor and resilient spirit that enables them both to survive. Both women learn to rely on each other in ways they never imagined possible, to permit vulnerability and embrace the truth of their own lives.
A propulsive page-turner grounded by unforgettable characters and a deep emotional core, JUST GET HOME will strike a chord with mainstream thriller readers for its legitimately heart-pounding action scenes, and with book club audiences looking for weighty, challenging content.”
About the Author:
Originally from Colorado, Bridget Foley attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television. She worked as an actor and screenwriter before becoming a novelist. She now lives a fiercely creative life with her family in Boise, Idaho.
Author’s Social Media Links:
Author Website: http://www.wonderfoley.com/
Just Get Home by Bridget Foley was a hybrid of genres: suspense, dystopian, mystery, and thriller. It was a heavy, hard read, and honestly there were a few times I found it to be too much, had to take a break, and wasn’t sure I was going to be able to finish it.
There are a few trigger warnings to be aware of: sexual assault, abuse, and other intense forms￼ of violence.
While this was a harder read for me, Just Get Home was a well-written, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat story, an exploration of humanity’s darkness centering around two women who team up after living through a natural disaster and the lengths they will both go to survive and get back to the ones they love. Beegie and Dessa were great, fully explored characters and I really liked them, individually and together. All of the relationships in this book were done well, and I felt like I knew these characters. I was definitely invested in their stories.
Overall, Just Get Home is an electric, stark novel that will have your heart thumping out of your chest and mind whirling. It’s the definition of ‘page-tuner.’ While I strongly advise everyone to heed trigger warnings, I do very much recommend picking up Bridget Foley’s Just Get Home!
Where to Buy:
I was provided an eARC copy of this book by Harlequin Trade Publishing/MIRA Books (thank-you!). All opinions expressed are voluntary and my own. Thank-you to Harlequin Trade Publishing/MIRA Books for inviting me on this blog tour!