A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong
Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older black couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one another?
Now, going into the book I didn’t know what it was about. I got it because it was part of a book club I like to take part of. This is the 3 book they picked out that I really didn’t click with. I enjoyed listening to the narrator Marin Ireland, I think if it wasn’t for the Audio book I wouldn’t have been able to finish this book. I was into it for about 34%, then after that if feel down hill. I wasn’t sure what happened or where it went. That’s why I gave it a 3 star but narration was a 5 star. Definitely a disappointment.
Side note: I want to thank libro.fm for my alc and thank Harper audio for recording this book and Marin Ireland for narrating it.