August 11, 2009
August 11, 2009
Forging a psychologically precarious relationship with a sixteen-year-old who has been incarcerated for murder, Gabrielle, a physically and emotionally damaged therapist, becomes increasingly alarmed by parallels between her client's paranoid fantasies and an escalating series of natural disasters.
In Liz Jensen's apocalyptic thriller, a therapist named Gabrielle Fox, who has recently been confined to a wheelchair after a car accident, begins to believe that her latest patient, a teenager named Bethany who brutally murdered her own mother, has the power of prophecy. As a child, Bethany was constantly subjected to her parents' intense, often violent divinations that the rapture was coming and that Bethany was doomed to hell, along with most of the rest of humanity. When a series of climactic disasters begins the ravage the planet, Fox and her partner begin to believe that perhaps Bethany has some insight into the final fate of the world, but they have no way of warning anyone without causing mass panic. As Bethany's predictions get more precise, and the catastrophes get more devastating and widespread, Fox realizes that the only way to understand the nature of what's happening is to risk her own sanity by probing deeper into the tormented psyche of this sadistic child.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Conflicts + Dualities, General, Psychology, Society + Social Issues, Settings, Types of Characters
- Language: English
- Author: Liz Jensen
- Online Item #: 11450780
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-3472
- ISBN: 9780385528214
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported