Roberta M Roy’s Jolt Survival Trilogy Book includes a Jenkins Living Now Inspirational Fiction Award winner, Jolt: a rural noir, revised, and its sequels, Two Close and Home Again 2020.
Book I Jolt: a rural noir – It is said that after a nuclear meltdown, if one can walk away, one will live. Jolt: a rural noir tells the story of residents thirty or more miles from a meltdown who survive. Epic in expanse, Jolt: a rural noir, revised, describes a community determined to survive. Extremely well-researched, informative, and poignant.
Book II Two Close: a story of survival, the sequel to Jolt: a rural noir, follows the paths of the Matters family, Mary, Lou, and their sons, Jason and Marty. Separated by circumstances following terrorism and a nuclear meltdown, Mary, a speech-language pathologist, recuperates at home from radiation sickness. Lou, brain-injured in a dirty bomb explosion, recovers from amnesia and right-side brain damage. Their sons have fled and survived alone in the woods. Two Close is a tale of courage, and the human will to survive.
Book III Home Again 2020, the sequel to Two Close, is a historical novel that tells the story of Jason, Marty, and their mother, Mary Matters, reunited in their home in Ariana. Right hemisphere brain injury has caused Lou Matters, the father, to suffer left side neglect and vision loss while Mary provides speech therapy for children on the autism spectrum. The story of their individual and joint struggles and efforts to heal are blind-sided by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in an environment where answers elude a government that is itself overwhelmed. Home Again 2020 is the story of the search to heal and survive in an increasingly complex world.