When police officer Theresa Grey is called to the New Zealand town of Kahukura on Tasman Bay, she drives straight into a horror story.
The locals have been overwhelmed by a sudden collective madness, causing them to kill themselves and each other in truly gruesome ways.
First, Theresa tries to help; then, she is forced to run for her life.
An hour later, she emerges to a scene of carnage. There are thirteen other survivors. Slowly, they find one another and face their new reality: trapped in the town by some kind of invisible force-field, cut off from the world outside. What begins as a story of horror becomes a story of survival.
Together, they must bury the dead, become a community, face their own fears and weaknesses.
Ultimately, they must fight for their lives - because whatever caused the insanity is still at large. And it hasn't finished. Rich with atmosphere, alive to character and emotion, Wake is a riveting tour-de-force.
A book about extreme events, ordinary people, heroic compassion - and invisible monsters.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages, n/a
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 05/03/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781472117533