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The Rapture by Liz Jensen
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Aug 14, 2011

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bookshelves: paranormal, thrillers, scifi
Read in August, 2011

Set in the near future, with the world on the brink of an ecological disaster. The overheating planet and freakish weather conditions lead to a rise of religious fundamentalism and apocolyptic fringe movements. The Rapture refers to the apocalyptic religious conviction that believers will be saved come the end of the world. Gabrielle Fox is transferred to a secure mental institution to care for disturbed teenagers. Not only has she her own psychological trauma to deal with, the aftermath of a tragic motor accident, but she is assigned as an art therapist to Bethany Krall, a particularly difficult and violent patient, daughter of a preacher.

Beautful writing with striking imagery. However the first half is slow and it takes time for the plot to develop. The second half is very tense and fast paced, and would make for a good disaster film.

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