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Rapture

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    Girl Interrupted meets Left Behind

    The Rapture is off the charts on the rating scale. I absolutely loved this book, a sort of Girl Interrupted meets Left Behind. We first meet Gabrielle Fox, art therapist to Bethany Krall, a 16 year who brutally murdered her mother. Wheelchair bound she has to work twice as hard to convince her employer she can handle the job. Bethany, her patient is a unique case because her ramblings and predictions are actually coming true.
    If not for the help of Frazer Melville, a scientist from the university, Gabrielle would have no one to share her fears with. The world they live in is a challenge itself as the heat has reached dangerous levels and groups such as The Faith Wave and The Planetarian Movement are growing in numbers as more people want answers to the growing environmental crisis. Bethany seems to be part of the answer. The Rapture is a fascinating work of art in what our world may look like in the near future if global warming continues to worsen.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

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    Is she insane or a mind reader?

    Art therapist Gabrielle Fox has just started a new job at a mental facility for extremely disturbed (and dangerous) teens. As if that weren't stressful enough, she's also recovering from an accident that left her physically disabled and emotionally scarred. Soon Gabrielle starts to hear strange predictions from one of her patients....predictions that turn out to be true.

    Although this book was interesting, it didn't draw me in like I thought it would. The events that happen fall so easily into place that there isn't much tension, or excitement. I did think the writing style was good, and I really liked the main protaganist.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2009

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    An exciting thriller

    At the Oxsmith Adolescent Secure Psychiatric Hospital in Hadport, England, wheelchair-bound art psychologist, Dr. Gabrielle Fox takes over treating psychotic teen Bethany Krall. Gabrielle has her issues since the car crash killed her fiancé and left her in the chair. The patient-prisoner killed her mom and claims the ability to foresee the future; all her forecasts are dire bleak disasters.

    As Gabrielle uses electro-convulsive therapy to literally shock her patient, she begins to realize the teen's uncanny grim predictions are coming true every time. Gabriele begins to comprehend that Bethany's father Reverend Leonard Krall imprinted his "Faith Wave" view of the coming Rapture and those who bear the mark of the beast cannot go to heaven. Gabrielle wonders if she is overreaching in her theory of Bethany's skills and the frequent disasters that the teen predicted and have occurred when she desperately brings her patient's upcoming calendar of calamities to physicist Frazer Melville, who not only does not laugh at the shrink but takes the forecasts dead serious.

    THE RAPTURE is an exciting thriller that stars the psychiatrist and the physicist but focus on the teen seer and her skills. The story line is fast-paced and loaded with action, but even with efforts top prevents the next calamity from happening, the plot as character driven. Fans and the lead pair will wonder whether the teen is the devil or the savior as Gabrielle and Frazer ironically (from the religious point of view that is) struggle with stopping what seems increasingly the end of days.

    Harriet Klausner

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    Posted December 10, 2009

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