In this fractured world, a sinister force is coming for Riley, and the only things keeping her safe are a perimeter fence and the people she loves. As her life is threatened, she must make impossible choices. But help comes from the most unlikely of places, and all Riley needs to know is: who can she really trust?
Meanwhile, a repentant killer searches for peace and salvation, but what he gets is the exact opposite. Now he’ll have to make the hardest decision of his life.
The Perimeter is a darkly captivating dystopian tale of adventure, danger, love and redemption that will have you on the edge of your seat and up at night turning the pages to find out what happens in the end.
About the Author
Shalini Boland lives in Dorset, England with her husband and two noisy boys where she grabs every spare second to write. Be the first to hear about new releases here: http://eepurl.com/xx65f Now available: OUTSIDE - a post-apocalyptic novel (Outside Series #1) THE CLEARING (Outside Series #2) THE PERIMETER (Outside Series #3) HIDDEN (Marchwood Vampire Series #1) THICKER THAN BLOOD (Marchwood Vampire Series #2) HUNTED (Marchwood Vampire Series #3) A SHIRTFUL OF FROGS Coming Soon: The Girl from the Sea - a gripping psychological thriller
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
WOW What a fantastic finale to the Outside series! I couldn't put it down and I certainly didn't want it to end. I'd love to read more about what happens to Riley in the future though - I just love that gal. Maybe another book in the series, Shalini?! The Perimeter had me sitting on the edge of my seat, desperate for Riley to make it through the many trials and tribulations she faced. I loved how the author intertwined the tale of Jamie with that of Riley and Luc and the ending couldn't have been more spot on - although it was a bit of a shocker! Again, another wonderful novel by Shalini Boland. I can't wait for more!
Riley and Luc have been in an awkward stage with little time together. Riley is out to trade with her Pa and the market erupts in a riot. Riley is rescued or led away anyways by a gypsy woman, Lou. She wants to get fuel or firewood for Lou and the gypsies but her dad is adamant about the supplies that they have being necessary for their perimeter. Everything is dwindling and supplies are low all over since the zombified drones from The Close marched across the land taking what they wanted and obliterating a sense of security, causing hoarding. Meanwhile we have the tandem story with Jaime and I have been unsettled by his story to tell the truth. I care very little about him even if a bad decision is what led to the tragedy that changed things forever for Riley and her family. But I read on and was surprised more than once at the interesting turn of events. Riley and Luc aren't seeing eye to eye and it has Riley seeing red and Luc not seeing it at all. She's mad and I think he is mostly confused. Riley follows through with her delivery without permission and forms a bond with the gypsies. She is shocked on the road home and brings home two familiar strays with disturbing news. It seems the 'voice of the father' is more wicked than anticipated ad he is out to do Riley in. At the last of book 2 he dropped a whopper of a revelation n Riley assuring she would eventually come to him so that he can take out his vengeance for taking James Grey from his people. In this book, book 3, he ensures his visit with her through forced means. When the day comes for the deal with F.J. it passes Riley before she knows it. She goes looking for Luc in that morning worried about his safety. Him and his dad, Eddie went for a supply run opposite the way F.J. was coming towards them with an indoctrinated Jaime in tow. I got overeager and jittery feeling the climax of the story rolling across me in an adrenaline infused bout. It's amazing how these books have pulled emotion out of me. It's like my emotions are being siphoned beyond my control!! The last time I got so nervous reading was in Divergent. I love it when I am sucked in so completely. I shut out the world and was drawn into the struggle and life with perimeters and uncertainty. A madman o the loose and people trying to make it by living honest and helping others. The nail biting commenced for me as Riley and Rita, Luc's mom decided they were red of waiting for Eddie and Luc to return. The craziness cuds your mind hen it comes to love and I love the spirit of these two ladies! At the same time Jaime and F.J. lead their tainted brethren to get back their beloved Grey but they've no clue how complicated that is going to be. I found myself laughing a bit at that fact but quickly my heart sunk with the weight of what was about to transpire. By chapter thirty my mind was ticking and my nails were suffering and I couldn't read the words fast enough as the story unfolded in my mind. I was nervous and scared and wow. Just wow. I was taken aback by the raw emotion that threatened to come from my eyes as my fear for Eddie and Luc along with the entire perimeter escalated. The mind numbing chanting was unnerving and I was moved to tears in the commencing of the battle. My eyes stung and m heart hurt like I was in Talbot Woods Perimeter. I was glad that Riley and Luc had their moment And oh. my gawd. Riley, Riley, Riley! That girl is crazy! I can say no more without spoiling it for you all and I definitely don't want to do that. I recommend this series to anyone, no matter the genre you are used to. This is an epic story of love, life, survival and family. This is a read that has no let down, you will be glued to the pages reading until you can't or until you hit the end. A proper dystopian read of five star proportions! One I won't be forgetting anytime soon. Thanks to the tour host and Shalini Boland for letting me be a part of this tour and getting to read this series. I absolutely love it!