The Rapture

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

4.4
(10)

Language: English | Number of Pages: 352 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 1408801108 | Isbn-13: 9781408801109 | Publish date: 

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Book Description
In a merciless summer of biblical heat and destructive winds, Gabrielle Fox's main concern is a personal one: to rebuild her career as a psychologist after a shattering car accident. But when she is assigned Bethany Krall, one of the most dangerous teenagers in the country, she begins to fear she has made a terrible mistake. Raised on a diet of evangelistic hellfire, Bethany is violent, delusional, cruelly intuitive and insistent that she can foresee natural disasters - a claim which Gabrielle interprets as a symptom of doomsday delusion. But when catastrophes begin to occur on the very dates Bethany has predicted, and a brilliant, gentle physicist enters the equation, the apocalyptic puzzle intensifies and the stakes multiply. Is the self-proclaimed Nostradamus of the psych ward the ultimate manipulator, or could she be the harbinger of imminent global cataclysm on a scale never seen before? And what can love mean in 'interesting times'? A haunting story of human passion and burning faith set against an adventure of tectonic proportions, "The Rapture" is an electrifying psychological thriller that explores the dark extremes of mankind's self-destruction in a world on the brink.
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  • 5

    A lucky book

    “The Rapture” is the first novel in English I have ever read from cover to cover. Throughout the book I could appreciate its precise language, which was perfectly capable of representing a desire for ...continue

    “The Rapture” is the first novel in English I have ever read from cover to cover. Throughout the book I could appreciate its precise language, which was perfectly capable of representing a desire for detachment from the common feelings of the main character. After reading this novel, I could share Gabrielle’s desire for revenge and independence: a typical desire of all women who have been deeply hurt just because they are female. I think I will try other books by this author. Her writing has engaged me a lot and I think her other works may be worth reading too. ( https://glispaccialezzioni.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/book-review-the-rapture-by-liz-jensen/ )

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  • 4

    Unusual

    This was a great read. Highly original and kept me guessing until the end. I read this through in a couple of days, so keen was I to know what was happening. Gabrielle is a psychologist working with a ...continue

    This was a great read. Highly original and kept me guessing until the end. I read this through in a couple of days, so keen was I to know what was happening. Gabrielle is a psychologist working with a young girl who is predicting catastrophes. A tale of an apocalypse.

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