In a near future England, caught in the upheaval of the ongoing apocalyptic changes brought on by global warming....rising ocean levels, shifting weather patterns, the European populace in flux, famine, plagues, a collapsing infrastructure, and rampant crime....a little girl vanishes from her yard, and her father sets out to find her, at any cost.
An interesting thriller, well written, with a few striking moments and images that linger in the reader's mind.....yet, in my opinion, fails to engage any empathy at all. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge vigilante/hero/anti-hero fan, but the father character simply doesn't connect on any emotional level. He goes from mildly despicable to a faceless non-entity going through the motions, paying lip service instead of viscerally reacting to what he witnesses and what he does to find his child.
Expected publication: October 22nd 2015 by Macmillan
This was an eARC from Netgalley.