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

    Un libro eccezionale

    La ricerca spasmodica di una spiegazione logica agli avvenimenti che si susseguono, potrebbe essere letta come il bisogno di certezze che si scontra con l’istinto naturale in ogni donna, che non può e ...continue

    La ricerca spasmodica di una spiegazione logica agli avvenimenti che si susseguono, potrebbe essere letta come il bisogno di certezze che si scontra con l’istinto naturale in ogni donna, che non può essere messo a tacere perché sempre in contatto con la Natura. Ne scienza ne religione possono spiegare il noto “sesto senso” femminile, perché troppo complesso per essere catalogato. https://glispaccialezzioni.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/recensione-a-the-rapture-di-liz-jensen/

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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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