Aurora – who do you trust when the world goes dark? (Paperback, 400 pg) David Koepp

From the author of Cold Storage and the screenwriter of Jurassic Park comes a riveting, eerily plausible thriller about a worldwide blackout and the lengths one family go to stay alive.

“Impossible to put down” – Stephen King

When the world falls into darkness no one is safe… A nation without power. A society without rules. A race to build a better world…

In Aurora, Illinois, Aubrey Wheeler is just trying to get by after her semi-criminal ex-husband split, leaving behind his unruly teenage son. Then the lights go out – not just in Aurora but across the globe. A solar storm has knocked out power almost everywhere. Suddenly, all problems are local, very local, and Aubrey must assume the mantle of fierce protector of her suburban neighborhood.

Across the country lives Aubrey’s estranged brother Thom, a fantastically wealthy, neurotically over-prepared Silicon Valley CEO, plans to ride out the crisis in a gilded desert bunker he built for maximum comfort and security. But the complicated history between the siblings is far from over, and what feels like the end of the world is just the beginning of several long-overdue reckonings which not everyone will survive…

Aurora is suspenseful storytelling – both large scale and small – at its finest.

David Koepp

R330.00

Available on back-order

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From the author of Cold Storage comes a riveting, eerily plausible thriller about a worldwide blackout and the lengths one family go to stay alive.

When the world falls into darkness no one is safe… A nation without power. A society without rules. A race to build a better world…

In Aurora, Illinois, Aubrey Wheeler is just trying to get by after her semi-criminal ex-husband split, leaving behind his unruly teenage son. Then the lights go out – not just in Aurora but across the globe. A solar storm has knocked out power almost everywhere. Suddenly, all problems are local, very local, and Aubrey must assume the mantle of fierce protector of her suburban neighborhood.

Across the country lives Aubrey’s estranged brother Thom, a fantastically wealthy, neurotically over-prepared Silicon Valley CEO, plans to ride out the crisis in a gilded desert bunker he built for maximum comfort and security. But the complicated history between the siblings is far from over, and what feels like the end of the world is just the beginning of several long-overdue reckonings which not everyone will survive…

Aurora is suspenseful storytelling – both large scale and small – at its finest.