Off Target
by Eve Smith

Iโ€™m a few days behind in posting this because I somehow got my dates messed up (last week was just one of those weeks!), but here is my book tour post for Eve Smithโ€™s novel, Off Target.ย  Special thanks to Anne Cater from Random Things Tours, Orenda Books, and the author, Eve Smith, for a free digital copy of Off Target.

When a one-night stand leads to a long-desired pregnancy, Susan will do anything to ensure her husband won’t find out … including the unthinkable. But when something horrendous is unleashed around the globe, her secret isn’t the only thing that is no longer safe…

๐€ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ž๐๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐›๐š๐›๐ฒ. ๐€๐ง ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง. ๐€ ๐๐ž๐š๐๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž.

My oh my, Off Target was a fun but very different type of read for me.ย  I donโ€™t normally gravitate towards futuristic or dystopian-type fiction, but this thriller is the perfect blend of dystopian and medical thriller fiction.ย  Itโ€™s a fast-paced book set in the not-so-distant future, filled with twisty short chapters and newspaper excerpts, that explores the ethical and scientific concepts of eugenics, and essentially, designer babies.ย  Itโ€™s horrifying and thought-provoking, but also extremely entertaining at the same time.

Susan is an interesting main character.ย  As a mother, I can understand longing to be a mother, her pain, and even the lengths she would go to in order to become one, but what I canโ€™t understand is how far she would go in order to cover up the mistake she made.ย  Her actions (without giving anything away) are extremely thought-provoking, though, and they do make you question whether or not things like this could ever be a possibility.

Overall, I enjoyed this one!ย  I enjoyed the genre, the story, and how much it sucked me inโ€”I couldn’t put it down!


ABOUT OFF TARGET:

A longed-for baby.

An unthinkable decision.

A deadly mistake.

In an all-too-possible near future, when genetic engineering has become the norm for humans, not just crops, 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 โ€“ even taking their own lives โ€“ something truly horrendous is unleashed. Because those children have only one thing in common, and people are starting to ask questions…

Bestselling author of The Waiting Rooms, Eve Smith returns with an authentic, startlingly thought-provoking, disturbing blockbuster of a thriller that provides a chilling glimpse of a future that’s just one modification away…

Because those children have only one thing in common, and people are starting to ask questionsโ€ฆ

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