The Line Between: A Novel

In this frighteningly believable thriller from New York Times bestselling author and master storyteller Tosca Lee, an extinct disease re-emerges from the melting Alaskan permafrost and causes madness in its victims.

For recent apocalyptic cult escapee Wynter Roth, it’s the end she’d always been told was coming.

When Wynter Roth finally escapes from New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink of madness as a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia spreads across the nation.

As Wynter struggles to start over in a world she’s been taught to regard as evil, she finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she’s feared all her life—until the night her sister shows up at her doorstep with a set of medical samples. That night, Wynter learns there’s something far more sinister at play: that the prophet they once idolized has been toying with the fate of mankind, and that these samples are key to understanding the disease.

Now, as the power grid fails and the nation descends into chaos, Wynter must find a way to get the samples to a lab in Colorado. Uncertain who to trust, she takes up with former military man Chase Miller, who has his own reasons for wanting to get close to the samples in her possession, and to Wynter, herself.

Filled with action, conspiracy, romance, and questions of whom—and what—to believe, The Line Between is a high-octane story of survival and love in a world on the brink of madness, from “the queen of psychological twists” (New York Times bestselling author Steena Holmes).

Amazon Reviews:

The Line Between is a riveting thriller, well-crafted, fast-paced and terrifyingly realistic. The story shifts back-and-forth from a child to a teen to a 22-year-old running for her life. It is a story of survival, love and faith in a dystopian world that is easily within our immediate reach. Although the protagonist makes a questionable moral decision near the ending, this is an entertaining and provocative thriller from a great Christian author. The Line Between is for adults and mature teen readers. – CBTT

People are going crazy and dying and it’s spreading. Winter grew up in a cult but always felt like something was not right. Chase is a ex marine trying to get away from the city. He knows conditions will deteriorate fast. A accident throws them together. They desperately need to get to Colorado so they can try to save what’s left of the population. Fast paced action, and a super scary look at what could happen in real life make this a page turner. Definitely want more of this series. – Patricia A. White

This dystopian adventure has the crucial ingredient for making a thriller: realism. With elements literally taken from the headlines, this story weaves together an adventure with a refreshingly original premise: the girl who escapes a cult after 15 years becomes the one best suited to survive when the end of the world really does come in a virulent pandemic. While guiding you through the impossible adventure, you enjoy the small victories as you march steadily to the climax and the somber yet satisfying conclusion. This is a story I hope to see imagined on a big or small screen, and with its well-crafted, well-written, flowing prose, it’s worth a re-read (or two). – Amazon Customer

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