Before This Is Over

Before This Is Over

3.37 (755 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.37 (755 ratings by Goodreads)

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"A gripping look at the way humanity handles crisis." --Newsweek

In the midst of a devastating epidemic, how far will a desperate mother go to keep her loved ones safe?

There is a deadly virus spreading around the world. At first it is a distant alarm bell in the background of Hannah's comfortable suburban life. Then suddenly, it has arrived on the doorstep.

The quarantine traps Hannah, her husband, and their young sons in their home and forces them to rely on their own resourcefulness as water and power supplies are cut, food reserves dwindle, and their formerly idyllic backyard and quiet street become battlefields. Hannah is convinced that if she keeps her wits about her, she can protect her family, even as one threat after another looms just on the other side of the door.
Compulsively readable and deeply personal, Before This Is Over forces us to grapple with disas-ter through the eyes of an ordinary woman. How far will she go to keep her loved ones safe?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 137 x 203 x 30mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0316355445
  • 9780316355445

Review quote

"Before This is Over is a gripping book that feels a hundred percent real. Hannah's point of view is so encompassing, I found myself worrying that I hadn't sanitized the hand rail of the treadmill I was reading on, and I didn't have enough food at home if we got trapped there. Moriarty might have a run for her money with debut novelist and fellow Australian Amanda Hickie, who has stretched the boundary for women's fiction even further."

--Jami Deise, Chick Lit Central
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About Amanda Hickie

Amanda Hickie has always been interested in ethical questions. She and her family lived in Canada during the SARS outbreak of 2003 and that experience provided the seed for Before This Is Over. Hickie lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two sons.
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Rating details

3.37 out of 5 stars
- 755 ratings
5 14% (108)
4 32% (238)
3 36% (270)
2 13% (100)
1 5% (39)
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