Review – Five Survive by Holly Jackson

Posted November 29, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 9 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – Five Survive by Holly JacksonFive Survive by Holly Jackson
Narrator: Emma Galvin
Published by Listening Library, Random House Children's Books on November 29, 2022
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense / General
Length: 10 hours 32 minutes
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the international sensation A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder comes a new thriller that begins with a road trip that turns deadly. In the end, who will survive?

Eight hours. Six friends. Five survive.

Red Kenny is on a road trip for spring break with five friends: her best friend and her older brother, his perfect girlfriend, a friend from school, and the guy Red wishes was more than a friend. But they won’t make it to their destination. When their RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere, with no cell service, they realize this is no accident. They have been trapped out there in the dark, by someone who wants them dead. With eight hours until dawn, the six friends must escape, or figure out which one of them is the target. But is there a liar among them? Buried secrets will be brought to light, and tensions inside the RV will reach deadly levels. Not all of them will survive the night. . . .

This was entertaining! I read and enjoyed The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder so I was pretty excited to check out Holly Jackson’s newest offering. I was hooked by this story right away and wondered how things would work out. This book was filled with secrets and plenty of twists and turns. I am so glad that I decided to give this one a try.

Based on the book’s title, I had a good idea that one of the six on the trip in the RV was not going to make it home. I didn’t know who it was going to be but I sure knew who I hoped it would be pretty early on. I guess it is safe to say that one of these characters rubbed me the wrong way from the start. We see everything from Red’s point of view and I thought that she was a great character, although she had a few secrets of her own. I couldn’t wait to see how this group would handle everything being thrown at them. This book had plenty of action and a whole lot of secrets to keep things interesting.

Emma Galvin did an amazing job with the narration of this audiobook. She brought the story to life and quickly became the voice of Red for me. I thought that she did a great job of adding just the right amount of emotion into her reading. I found her voice to be pleasant and I had no problem listening to this book for hours at a time.

I would recommend this book to others. I thought that this was an exciting story that kept me guessing until the very end. I hope to read more of Holly Jackson’s work very soon.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Delacorte Press and Listening Library.

9 responses to “Review – Five Survive by Holly Jackson

  1. Great review for this one. It looks like it was a solid read for you. Always a good thing if its a good listen. I am always impressed with how some narrators can really breathe life into a book right?

  2. I’ve got a few of her books on my TBR pile, but have yet to read them. Reviews like this one make me even more eager to dive in!

  3. This sounds like a great audio book! To be honest I’m not sure I would make it through a road trip involving 5 other people in an RV! I’ve been wanting to read this author for awhile and this sounds good!