On Sale: April 30, 2019
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Dystopian | Thriller
From the highly acclaimed and New York Times
bestselling author of THE RETURNED comes a high-concept
dystopian novel that imagines a world at war and two
siblings who are forced on the run, challenged to do
whatever it takes to protect themselves and each other. For
fans of Justin Cronin and Joe Hill.
Stay and die, or run and survive.
Twins Virginia and Tommy Matthews have been on their own
since they were orphaned at the age of five, surviving a
merciless foster care system by relying on each other.
Twelve years later, the world begins to collapse around them
as a deadly contagion steadily wipes out entire populations
and a devastating world war rages on. When Tommy is drafted
for the war, the twins are faced with a choice: accept their
fate of almost certain death, or dodge the draft. Virginia
and Tommy flee into the dark night.
Armed with only a pistol and their fierce will to survive,
the twins set forth in search of a new beginning.
Encountering a colorful cast of characters along the way,
Tommy and Virginia must navigate the dangers and wonders of
this changed world as they try to outrun the demons of their
With deft imagination and breathless prose, The
Crossing is a riveting tale of loyalty, sacrifice and
the burdens we carry with us into the darkness of the unknown.
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