Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - The Uninvited

Hosted by Breaking the Spine

Title: The Uninvited
Author: Liz Jensen
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (January 8, 2013)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 320
Genre: Psychological Thriller /Dystopian


A seven-year-old girl puts a nail gun to her grandmother's neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry. Hesketh has never been good at relationships: Asperger's Syndrome has seen to that. But he does have a talent for spotting behavioral patterns and an outsider's fascination with group dynamics. Nothing obvious connects Hesketh's Asian case with the atrocities back home. Or with the increasingly odd behavior of his beloved stepson, Freddy. But when Hesketh's Taiwan contact dies shockingly and more acts of sabotage and child violence sweep the globe, he is forced to acknowledge possibilities that defy the rational principles on which he has staked his life, his career, and, most devastatingly of all, his role as a father. Part psychological thriller, part dystopian nightmare, The Uninvited is a powerful and viscerally unsettling portrait of apocalypse in embryo.


Bonnie R said...

This one sounds INTENSE. I saw this on Netgalley and was tempted to pick it up, I may have to go back and snag it. :) Great pick!
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Danica Page said...

Sounds creepy and awesome. I hope you get to it soon.

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