Waiting on Wednesday – The Fever: A Novel by Megan Abbott

January 15, 2014 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 6 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Fever: A Novel by Megan AbbottThe Fever: A Novel by Megan Abbott
Published by Little Brown and Company on June 17th 2014
Pages: 320
Genres: Horror
Format: Hardcover
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Also by this author: Dare Me, The Fever

The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.

The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hocky star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community.

As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security.

A chilling story about guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire, THE FEVER affirms Megan Abbot's reputation as "one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation."*

*Laura Lippman

I wasn’t expecting to like ‘Dare Me‘ as much as I did but it quickly made me a forever fan of Megan Abbott. I have yet to pick up any of her older works that for the most part appear to be all Mystery/Noir but I’ll definitely be picking up ‘The Fever’. Sounds fantastic!

What do you think of the ‘The Fever’? Have you read anything of Megan Abbott’s?

What are you Waiting on this Wednesday?

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