Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tipping Point by Terry Tyler - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Anniek

Vicky lives in a small town named Shipden with her teenage daughter and her boyfriend Dex. It's 2024 and when a new and deadly virus is discovered in Africa there isn't immediate reason to panic. Dex and a small group of like-minded people are working for Unicorn. They think the virus is man-made and that it has been spread by the government. They've been preparing for the end of the world. Vicky is not really into Dex's ideas and feels left out when he keeps going to these secret meetings. What will happen when this virus, that caused no panic in the beginning, reaches the United Kingdom?

Vicky and her daughter Lottie are in Shipden when the whole town is being put into quarantine. Nobody gets in or out. Dex is out of town at that time, so Vicky and Lottie are on their own. Dex stocked up the house with food and water and packed emergency backpacks for them. He even managed to get them the vaccination for the virus. Vicky and Lottie see their world change before their eyes. People are dying and the army will shoot on sight if they think someone has the virus. Vicky and Lottie are going to try to get to the safe house Dex always talked about. Will they be able to get there in time?

Vicky used to live an easy and relatively happy life. Now that this has changed she has to toughen up to survive in this new world. Lottie is a teenage girl and because the world is falling apart, she has to learn to live without all the comforts of her old life. I admired the way Vicky and Lottie are dealing with everything that's going on. Lottie is a smart girl and accepts the fact that things have changed. She adapts really fast and this also helps Vicky a lot. Vicky is feeling insecure and scared and often wonders if she's doing the right thing. She stays strong and still tries to see the good in people. I was hoping for them to find a safe haven so they could rebuild some sort of a life again.

Tipping Point is a gripping story about how fast the world as you know it could change. A Tipping Point is the point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change. The fact that a deadly and very contagious virus spreads so fast and does so much damage chilled me to the bones. New viruses are made and discovered every single day, so the fact that this could happen in real life is incredibly frightening to me. Terry Tyler has taken her time to give the story a perfect and well thought out start. This made me invested in it even more. Tipping Point is the first book in the Project Renova series and I can't wait to find out what happens next in the second book, Lindisfarne.


If you like to read post-apocalyptic stories with strong female main characters I highly recommend Tipping Point.

About Terry Tyler

Terry Tyler is a writer with sixteen books on Amazon. Her latest three are part of her new post-apocalyptic series; ‘UK2’, the third novel in the trilogy, will be available in the spring. She is proud to be self-published, and writes many blog posts about writing and self- or indie publishing in general, as well as being an avid reader and book reviewer; she is part of Rosie Amber's reviewing team.

Terry is a recently converted vegan, loves The Walking Dead, Netflix, winter, history, South Park and the countryside. She lives with her husband in the North East of England.


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  1. I love a post-apocalyptic book, can't wait to read this.

    1. I hope you like it when you do, Angela!

  2. I'd love to be on that beach

  3. Tipping point sounds like a gripping, chilling story that explores relationships – within families and within society as a whole – and what we do to protect those we love and to try to hold on to what makes us feel safe and secure.

    1. That's what the whole series is about, really, Solange. My books are always very character/relationship based, whatever the genre. Thanks :)

  4. It sounds like a real page turner, I love it!

  5. Thanks so much for this review, Anniek - you've really captured the essence of the book. xx

  6. Love the review, it really sparks the interest xx

  7. Many thanks, Michelle and Ruth, and thanks to everyone who has read this review and entered the giveaway :)

  8. Sounds intriguing can't wait to read it.