Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Take One With You

Author: Oak Anderson
Stars: 5 out of 5

Back of the Book


Charlie and Sarah, two disaffected teens dealing with depression, meet in an online chatroom and soon hatch a plan to bring meaning to their lives by encouraging other despondent individuals to help eradicate the "scum of society", such as pedophiles and rapists who have escaped justice. Anyone determined to commit suicide is urged to first kill someone who "got away with it" before taking their own life. Why not, they ask, "take one with you?"

The idea goes viral and things rapidly spiral out of control. As they develop feelings for each other, their worldwide followers begin to enact a very different version of their idea, perverting its original intent and threatening the thin line between civil society and criminal anarchy. Just as they find the hope of happiness together, Charlie and Sarah must deal with the monster they've created, a global epidemic of murder-suicide that threatens the very core of their humanity.

Take One With You is a unique crime thriller/millennial love story that poses the question: If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, would you kill someone tonight? Someone who had done something terrible. Someone who deserved to die. If so, who would it be? If you wouldn't go that far, what about your neighbor? Your friend? Your enemy? Who draws the line? Who decides who lives and who dies? And what if we all began to take justice into our own hands?


TOWY aka take one with you.

If you were going to die, would you take one with you?
This is the question the books asks.
Would you leave the world a little safer , make your death have meaning, take someone who escaped the justice system and deserved to die?

We meet Sarah and Charlie who meet online in a chat forum. They had similar childhood, both were misunderstood, depressed and angry so they turn to each other. 
They start a project called TOWY. Added child molesters, pedophiles and rapists on the website for people to take one with them when they decide to end it all. Soon the website gains lots of attention and becomes out of control. Charlie and Sarah never realized just how much damage they created. How do you justify who you can take? And what happens when you have innocents in the crossfire?

There are many points of views from different characters. We get POV's from the creators of the website, Towy's themselves and the justice system. I've never read a book like this. As my first crime thriller, I think I shall start reading a bit more in this category. Oak Anderson is an amazing writer and I can't wait for what else he has in store. 
TOWY was a creative idea for a book concept and I can't say there are many books written that have you guessing as much as this book had. So many twists had you wondering what each character was plotting and how they relate to each other. 
One of my new favs!

I would also like to thank Oak Anderson for reaching out to me. Such an amazing person and good luck in the future. I can't wait to read what else you have in store for readers.

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