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Real Enough


Loved it! 😍

A fast-paced story that keeps you on the edge of your seat and will have you guessing until the very last page.

Jeffrey Tenney's Real Enough pulls the reader into an unforgiving world from the very beginning. Four teams compete for one million dollars in a reality TV show that challenges them to survive in the unforgiving wild of British Columbia. Or so the contestants think, but technical difficulties and the brutality of their surroundings create a whole different story.

Real Enough is a very fast paced, mysterious story that keeps you sucked into this world where all rules of society seemed to be gone and the only goal is pure survival. The interesting mix of characters and points of views creates a great overview over the challenges that they all face, even if they are from different backgrounds with different skills to survive the reality of this show. It was a very quick and thrilling read, especially once I got used to all the names. So the character list and map included in the book were very helpful.

The story was a good mix of action packed scenes and seemingly calm scenes that showed just how important certain skills, solidarity (and food) are when you find yourself in a situation like this. While I appreciated the fast pace and the suspense, I sometimes wished for a bit more depth in some characters and some more information on the general setting, like how it was even possible for the characters to find themselves in such a situation. I hope I don't spoil anything when I say that I was especially surprised by the (very brief) ending. Maybe it is just my personal taste and since I don't want to ruin anyone's fun while reading this, I won't be able to elaborate more.

Overall I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good suspenseful adventure and doesn't shy away from the reality of what fighting for survival might look like.

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About the author

Jeffrey W. Tenney lives in southwestern Missouri. He is a recipient of a Spur Award for fiction. In addition to writing novels, he occasionally writes stage plays and screenplays, and has produced two films, The Raven’s Prey and Heads. He holds Masters degrees in Anthropology and Public Health. view profile

Published on September 01, 2020

60000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Action & Adventure

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