The Rapture

The Rapture

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 34mm | 601g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747597294
  • 9780747597292
  • 791,525

About Liz Jensen

Liz Jensen is the author of six previous novels, including Ark Baby, shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award), War Crimes for the Home and The Ninth Life of Louis Drax. Her work has been published in more than twenty countries.show more

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Praise for The Ninth Life of Louis Drax: 'Breathtaking' Independent on Sunday 'A gripping psychological thriller with a gothic flavour ... unputdownable' Daily Telegraph 'A remarkable suspense novel: tart, mysterious and wrenching' Anthony Minghella 'This is a wonderfully unsettling psychological thriller ... An oddly beautiful journey into the darkest corners of the human soul' Mail on Sundayshow more

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