Do Not Become Alarmed: A Novel

Do Not Become Alarmed: A Novel

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13.99 Do Not Become Alarmed: A Novel

The moving and suspenseful new novel that Ann Patchett calls "smart and thrilling and impossible to put down... the book that every reader longs for."

“This summer’s undoubtable smash hit… an addictive, heart-palpitating story.” —Marie Claire

The sun is shining, the sea is blue, the children have disappeared.

When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The adults are lulled by the ship’s comfort… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)

In the end, the author leaves the reader with many questions about contemporary parenting: What is real fear? And what is manufactured fear? How do we measure our own pain against the others? Can we truly understand other people’s suffering and grief? Meloy doesn’t neatly answer all of these questions by the conclusion of her suspenseful novel, but she certainly leaves the reader a lot to think about.

All credit to Meloy’s glistening prose that every detail of this grisly scene is shudderingly convincing.

Meloy is such a deft writer that she keeps the adventure plot whizzing along even as she deepens our sense of the characters and the unfamiliar culture they have to navigate.

Book Details  

Publisher: Riverhead (June 06, 2017)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 715 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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