It took me a while to read this book. I picked it up in September and finished it in late November. The story starts with a family driving out to a vacation home and settling in. Then some odd things start to happen – TV reception goes away, phone news alerts appear and then vanish. Then a man and woman appear at the door of the home claiming it is theirs and that they needed to flee the city because of some kind of catastrophic event.
There’s a looming sense of dread through the whole thing, and I think because of the looming sense of dread we’re all living in right now I had a hard time adding this dread to my mind. The book is well written and the plot is intriguing…I just had a very hard time getting into it. I ended up powering through and finishing it so it could have some closure in my mind…but I didn’t really get that either.
I’m not quite sure what else to say about this read except if you don’t mind a lot of ambiguity in a book, this would be a good read for you. If that bugs you (like it does me) this might not be your jam.