How Not To Save The World
Remi Austen finds herself trapped in a life she doesn't particularly want. To continue her late mother's dream, she takes on the job of fundraiser for a large but struggling international nonprofit organization. She's not comfortable, and she isn't actually any good at it, but she's trying - desperately. One rash act tumbles her into a terrifying world of high-stakes theft and blackmail, and she finds herself - on top of everything else - beholden to a crazy man who toys with her almost relentlessly. Her only help is a best friend who designs high-tech gadgets and the insurance agent who will put her in jail if he discovers that she isn't just a witness the the crazy events that are happening all around them.
This story works because:
- Remi is a wonderfully likable character. She reacts in exactly the right ways to the events that are careening out of control around her.
- The author does a wonderful job of helping us feel Remi's emotions throughout the story. Her fear, confusion, and determination shine through brilliantly.
- This is a story about a very serious situation, but still remains a light and funny read. It does, as one review stated, remind me of a Stephanie Plum novel, although it has it's own distinct flavor.
Author: J. Yinka Thomas
Length: 32 Chapters
Current Amazon Rating:4 1/2 Stars (22 Reviews)