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Adam's ark by Frances Brand
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Set in our near future, the rain has started to fall, it is heavy and relentless, and it isn’t stopping. The water level is rising, the rivers meet up with the sea, entire communities are under water and still it doesn’t show any sign of stopping.

Adam and his family moved to their house to escape the rat race and to embrace the country lifestyle, from their house upon a hilltop they are horrified by the extent of the flooding. They find themselves welcoming bedraggled near drowned people who have lost everything however they soon find out that in times of trouble not everyone shows their best side.

With no one in charge Adam and his neighbours are left to try and maintain some normalcy but some of their “guests” don’t appreciate rationing and with air drops in short supply tempers of course rise. To add to Adam’s problems he has also taken in to his house a young girl who was at home alone. A nationwide appeal finds her mother but it also uncovers something more sinister, something that interests the military and Adam finds himself worrying about more than just the flooding.

This was a good read, its set ten years in to the future and of course floods of immense scale are something that could happen at any time. As we have seen with COVID times of disaster and concern bring out the best and worst of people and this is definitely shown in the book. The flooding is truly believable and the description of the detritus was chilling.

I could have happily continued to read about the flooding but the side story regarding the young girl and her mysterious daughter was a nice segue.

This was definitely a close to the bone read and enjoyable read.

Thanks to Net Galley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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November 23, 2020 – Shelved

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