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Published by Atria on October 1, 2013
Genres: Adult, Dystopian
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Also by this author: Beautiful Disaster, A Beautiful Wedding
When the world ends, can love survive?
For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals.
When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy—an enemy who no longer remembers what it’s like to be human.
Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you’d die for becomes the one who could destroy you?
Red Hill grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go until its stunning conclusion. This is #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best.
I’m so happy that Red Hill was the first Jamie McGuire book I’ve read. I absolutely loved it. I’m not one for super romancey books, and this one was right up my ally. The perfect balance of gore and love.
I have to say, I think I connected with this book so much because I am a mom. This is a very strong point in Red Hill, as one of the main characters, Scarlet, is a mother also. She’s a strong woman that loves her children to the moon and back. All of the main characters were exceptional. Even the secondary characters have a place in my heart. The way the characters interacted with each other was great. Everything wasn’t all hey lets outrun the living dead. The characters fought, cried, and loved each other. There were some really strong bonds built within the story.
I also loved the setting. I know it takes place in our time and world, but it was so realistic. McGuire didn’t go into deep detail about the zombies feeding, but the glimpses we got were terrifying. I don’t know what I would do if I were in the situations these people were in, and I think that helps make the book easier to relate with. I would have liked a clear answer about how the epidemic came to be. The explanation was kind of vague.
I loved this book, and I now want to read more of Jamie McGuire’s work.
1 winner will get a signed Limited Edition of Beautiful Disaster, COpy of RED HILL and Copy of Walking Disaster + Jamie McGuire Tote Bag!
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