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Three years after a virus wiped out 99 percent of the men on earth, a mother and son are on the run....  

All Cole has left in the world is her boy, Miles.  

With men now a prized commodity, keeping him safe means breaking hastily written new rules - and leaving her own sister for dead.  

All Miles has left in the world is his mother.  

But is one person enough to save him from the many who would kill to get their hands on a living boy?  

Together, Cole and Miles embark on a journey across a changed, hostile country, towards a freedom they may never reach. And when Cole's sister tracks them down, they'll need to decide who to trust - and what loyalty really means in this unimaginable new world.  

The compulsive and long-awaited new thriller from the author of Richard and Judy best seller The Shining Girls and the prize-winning Zoo City.

©2020 Lauren Beukes (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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"A major, major talent." (George R. R. Martin)

"Beukes deals with slightly surreal things in very real ways. I'm all over it." (Gillian Flynn)

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  • 02-27-21

A good performance

I thought the performance was really good and this story in the midst of the pandemic is an eerie one but I didn't love the book. The story dragged at many moments so not sure I fell in love with it. It wasn't a difficult listen.

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  • 02-18-21

An excellent read

Thoroughly enjoyed this book - gripping story, interesting characters and a spookily accurate prediction of a not too 'sci-fi' future.

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  • 01-10-21

great story

the story never drops the narrating is great you can tell who everyone is loved every second must listen!