Viewing Entry - Be ready for the lightning (S12878) by O'Connell, Grace
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Be ready for the lightning
Author / Responsible party
Suspense stories. Brothers and sisters -- Fiction. Hijacking of buses -- Fiction. Hostages -- Fiction.
VisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]
On the surface, Veda's life in Vancouver seems to be going just fine--at nearly thirty, she has a good job, lifelong friends, and a close bond with her brother, Conrad. But Conrad's violent behaviour, a problem since he was a teen, is getting more and more serious, and Veda's ongoing commitment to watch out for him is pushing her to a breaking point. When Veda is injured as a bystander during one of Conrad's many fights, she knows it's time to leave. She heads to New York, exploring the city and swinging between feeling hopeful and lost--until one day the bus she's on is hijacked by a sweet-faced gun-toting man named Peter. He instructs Veda and the other passengers to spray paint the bus windows black, and what ensues is a gripping and unpredictable hostage situation, the outcome of which will make Veda question everything she knows about herself and the nature of fear.