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Summary

A twisting YA novel from New York Times and international best-selling thriller writer Matthew Reilly.

'The windows on all the skyscrapers are smashed....
No power, no lights, no people....
It's a parallel New York of some kind.'

The Coming End

When Skye Rogers and her twin brother, Red, move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. But this does not stop the young elite of New York from partying without a care.

Can You Keep a Secret?

And then suddenly Skye is invited to join an exclusive gang known as the Secret Runners of New York. But this is no ordinary clique - they have access to an underground portal that can transport them into the future. And what Skye discovers in the future is horrifying.... 

Run! As Fast as You Can!

As society crumbles and Skye and Red race to figure out how to use their knowledge to survive the impending annihilation, they soon discover that the chaotic end of the world is a fine time for revenge.... 

©2019 Matthew Reilly (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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A Great Book

I love all Matthew Reilly books... this is my first audio book by him and I thoroughly enjoyed both the story and listening to the narrator.. I would recommend to anyone who loves Matthew's unique style .... a great book

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A good read.

Not the best book MR has written but a good read overall! If there was a sequel I probably would!

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Unexpected and compelling

I was quite unsure about this title, but took a risk on it. It turned out to be very good, although rather gruesome in parts. But not gratuitously so. Good storyline and well structured

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amazing

narrator was amazing the story line was well fleshed out and everything had a follow up, there were no loose ends and it was just overall excellent

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Ahhh Reilly you’ve done it again

Matthew Reilly is a favourite author of mine, ever since I picked up Seven Ancient Wonders. So when this book appeared I assumed it was going to sit in a similar category. It doesn’t, But that does not matter. Reilly has written yet another imaginative book in his literate style. It’s an exciting and unique read. Do buy this book! The narrator is so important for audio books. Norma Butikofur has a voice I could listen to. She has a great way of defining the characters and getting across their personalities. She also does very well to distinguish between the characters and it feels like you’re listening to different people.

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Unusual but too much swearing.

Not for me - but then I’m not the target audience. I found the story hard to care about. The main character was both racist and sexist, she claims to be unlike the other horrid girls yet continually belittles others for their skin colour, size and mental health. It wouldn’t be so bad if those awful representations were ever challenged - they weren’t. So maybe that’s just how the author really does perceive the world and how people are. Sorry not for me. I liked the Mayan references but they passed so quickly I couldn’t really treasure them.

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Great

I didn't think I would enjoy this book not your usual Reilly but I actually did, so go for it

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Brilliance as usual

Absolutely fantastic book, loved the thriller/mystery aspect of it, kept me coming back at every chance so I could find out what happened to all the characters. Another great book by Matthew Reilly

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good

liked this book it was a very easy listen it didn't feel like a taxing reed all doing a very good book

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Great narrator and really interesting storyline!

This is perfect for any YA fans - it’s a really interesting idea and combines a bit of everything - romance, crime, and a bit of the fantastic. Really enjoyed it, pace quickens in the second half - the narration was EXCELLENT!