The Uninvited

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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. He has never been good at relationships. Asperger's Syndrome has seen to that. But he does have a talent for spotting behavioural patterns, and an outsider's fascination with group dynamics.

Nothing obvious connects Hesketh's Southeast Asian case with the atrocities back home. Or with the increasingly odd behaviour of his beloved step-son, Freddy. But when his Taiwan contact dies shockingly, and more acts of sabotage and child violence sweep the globe, Hesketh is forced to make connections 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.
Genre
Fantasy & SF
Aantal pagina’s
307
Uitgeverij
Bloomsbury
Laatste editie
05 juli 2012
ISBN
9781408821152
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Een lugubere psychologische thriller

door: Marcia 1 like

The Uninvited is een spannend post-apocalyptisch verhaal met een psychologische twist. Het start allemaal wanneer jonge kinderen vol agressie hun familieleden beginnen te vermoorden. Aan antropoloog Hesketh de taak om de verbanden te zien. Wat is er gaande? Is er een pandemie? Liz Jensen maakt...


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