Blog tour: Off Target

Welcome to the blog tour for Off Target by Eve Smith!

More about the book…

In an all-too-possible near future, when genetic engineering has become the norm for humans, parents are prepared to take incalculable risks to ensure that their babies are perfect - altering genes that may cause illness, and more…

Susan has been trying for a baby for years, and when an impulsive one-night stand makes her dream come true, she’ll do anything to keep her daughter and ensure her husband doesn’t find out … including the unthinkable. She believes her secret is safe. For now.

But as governments embark on a perilous genetic arms race and children around the globe start experiencing a host of distressing symptoms – even taking their own lives – something truly horrendous is unleashed. Because those children have only one thing in common, and people are starting to ask questions…

More about the author…

Eve Smith writes speculative fiction - mainly about the things that scare her – which she attributes to a childhood watching Tales of the Unexpected and black-and-white Edgar Allen Poe double bills. Previously COO of an environmental charity, she has an ongoing passion for wild creatures, wild science and far-flung places. Twitter @evecsmith; Instagram: evesmithauthor; Facebook: EveSmithAuthor and www.evesmithauthor.com.

My impressions…

Was it a page-turner? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. OMG, yes!

Did the book meet my expectations? I had seen this book recommended by none other than Louise Beech before being invited to join the blog tour. Accepting was therefore a given and the expectations were high indeed. Expectations that were more than met. As one half of a same-sex couple, motherhood has always been an interesting, multifaceted and, at times, abstract topic. While not currently possible, the scenario presented in this book might become so in the future. What would you do? Can we judge Susan for wanting to protect what she most desires? I will leave you to read and answer…

Three words to describe it. Intriguing. Thought-provoking. Futuristic.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it is suitably chilling.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No. And I don’t know why ever not!

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