Before This Is Over (Hardcover)

By Amanda Hickie

Little Brown and Company, 9780316355452, 400pp.

Publication Date: March 28, 2017

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Description

In the midst of a devastating epidemic, how far will a desperate mother go to keep her loved ones safe?

There is a deadly virus spreading around the world. At first it is a distant alarm bell in the background of Hannah's comfortable suburban life. Then suddenly, it has arrived on the doorstep.
The virus traps Hannah, her husband, and their young sons in their city, then their neighborhood, and finally their own home. As a formerly idyllic backyard and quiet street become battlefields, fear and compassion collide. But what happens when their water supply is cut, and then the power, and the food supply dwindles?

Chilling and suspenseful, at once deeply personal and terrifying in its implications, BEFORE THIS IS OVER invites us to imagine what a family must do to survive when pushed to the extreme.


About the Author

Amanda Hickie has always been interested in ethical questions. She and her family lived in Canada during the SARS outbreak of 2003 and that experience provided the seed for Before This Is Over. Hickie lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two sons.
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