Title: See You in September
Authors: Norman, Charity
Genre: Fiction: New Zealand
Pages: 424
Year: 2017
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Language: English
Description: It starts off so innocently ... a group of friendly and helpful people, an idyllic valley near Rotorua, a chance to take stock. Before she knows it, young Englishwoman Cassy Howell's plans for a short holiday in New Zealand have been ditched and she opts to stay permanently, especially now that she has her unborn child to consider. The Gethsemane community is everything she could have ever wanted, but over time their leader Justin's claims that they are in the 'Last Days' raise all sorts of questions - just where will his faith take them all?

Fast-paced and gripping, this is an exciting story of a community in thrall to its charismatic leader.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"I found the book as 'unputdownable' as the cover promised."

"The story draws you in quickly and while it's difficult to believe how an educated woman could be drawn in, the story is so well written that it is frightening how easily it occurs."

"A great read. I couldn't put it down."

"This is an easy read which is very hard to put down as it builds to its exciting climax."

"An absorbing read, cleverly written."

"The author has researched the cult mentality very convincingly."

"A most enjoyable read. I will now read the author's other books."

"An absorbing read cleverly using the familiar and known elements of the present-day world."
Categories: Fiction - New Zealand, Community, Contemporary, Morals/Ethics, Social commentary/perspectives, 2019 Titles


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