This Is Where It Ends is one of the most gripping and intriguing thrillers of the year and the fact that the whole story happens in 54 minutes gives it even more momentum. It's super addictive and a 100% page-turner. At the same time, it's not a "read-and-forget" kind of book, because it reflects on the tragic events that happened in the United States - the horrible school shootings.
These mass killings brought real fear into the lives of regular Americans, and the author tries to answer the ultimate question - are these kids insane, misguided, or is it all just a result of our own mistakes? Maybe the system, the school and the parents are to blame for those cold murders? Marieke Nijkamp explores the hearts and minds of these kids and offers her own explanation, her own take on the matter.
This Is Where It Ends tells the story from 4 perspectives and keeps you guessing even on the very last page. It's about one student and his revenge that turns into a manhunt and a breath-taking game of survival. The principal of a regular high school addresses the class, encouraging the students to achieve better results in the new semester. After the speech, the kids get up from their seats and head for the doors, but they won't open. And that's when someone opens fire.
That's how This Is Where It Ends starts, and the stakes become higher with every passing minute. The situation heats up and never cools down. It's safe to say that if you love teen thrillers, this book will become one of your favorites of the year. It's full of tension and drama - just the perfect combination for an intense evening read!