Blackout Trail

A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Thriller

Fiction - Dystopia
592 Pages
Reviewed on 01/12/2023
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Author Biography

Linda Naughton has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. She is the author of several novels, children’s books, and the blog Self-Rescuing Princesses. A proud geek and gamer girl, she enjoys sci-fi, disaster movies, and role-playing games. She is a software engineer, paramedic, and mother of two.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Blackout Trail by Linda Naughton is a dystopian novel set in the future where the world as we know it is lost. Doctor Anna Hastings was used to treating people in the thick of disaster and chaos, but nothing could have prepared her for what was happening right now. A complete blackout had led to a technology crash and the whole world was plunged into darkness. While society was on the brink of collapse, Anna came face to face with Mark Ryan and his little daughter Lily. Somehow, he convinced Anna to join them in their quest to get to Maine and look for safety away from civilization. But the way forward was tougher than either of them had anticipated. With a child accompanying them, it would take everything in Mark's and Anna’s power to reach Maine safely. But was that possible?

I loved the tension and the intensity of the story. Author Linda Naughton did a grand job of creating a believable plot with strong characters that drove the story forward. I love how determined Anna was and how resolved she was to deliver Lily and Mark safely to Maine. While the main theme of the story wasn’t new per se, it was executed perfectly. The narrative style was simple yet strong. I was hooked on the story, I felt what the characters were feeling, and I enjoyed the bumpy ride till the end. The descriptions were so vivid I felt like I was right there in the thick of things with Anna and Mark. The story was dark at some points but it was so good that I couldn’t stop reading. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who loves fast-paced thrillers with dark twists.