A seven-year-old girl puts a nail-gun to her grandmother's neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock... show more
A seven-year-old girl puts a nail-gun to her grandmother's neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry. Hesketh has never been good at relationships: Asperger's Syndrome has seen to that. But he does have a talent for spotting behavioural patterns, and an outsider's fascination with group dynamics. Nothing obvious connects Hesketh's Southeast Asian case with the atrocities back home. Or with the increasingly odd behaviour of his beloved step-son, Freddy. But when Hesketh's Taiwan contact dies shockingly and more acts of sabotage and child violence sweep the globe, he is forced to acknowledge possibilities that defy the rational principles on which he has staked his life, his career and, most devastatingly of all, his role as a father. Part psychological thriller, part dystopian nightmare, The Uninvited is a powerful and viscerally unsettling portrait of apocalypse in embryo.
Publish date: July 5th 2012
Pages no: 321
Edition language: English
At first glance everything about this book screams creepy. The cover of an evil looking child, the little summary on the inside cover that instantly hooks you. However, this book quickly goes from a horror novel to something else and the children turned murderers are quickly on the back burner. This...
A completely new and unique take on the apocalypse, Liz Jensen takes a synopsis that could be a typical horror story and spins it into an emotionally wrenching, beautiful and ultimately fulfilling tale of environmentalism and familial bonds. And while she never provides you with solid answers as to ...
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Holy crap this was creepy. If you have anything to do with small kids, this book will make uncomfortable reading. The story is about a global outbreak of violence against adults, perpetrated by children. The children have no memory of the incidents once they're over, and they feel no remorse. The ...
First Impression:I am thorn between my star rating... The book until the end is near perfect... But the ending... What a hell Liz?? : Second Impression:This tale follows two linked stories. Hesketh, a man with a Asperger syndrome is an investigator for an insurance company. He travels from place to ...
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