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Viewing Entry - Be ready for the lightning (S12878)
by O'Connell, Grace

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TitleBe ready for the lightning
Author / Responsible partyO'Connell, Grace
GenreSuspense stories.
TopicsSuspense stories. Brothers and sisters -- Fiction. Hijacking of buses -- Fiction. Hostages -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility 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.

Additional Information

System control numberS12878
Original Print PublisherToronto : Random House Canada, 2017.
NarratorDeborah Kipp.
Narrator NameDeborah Kipp.
Participant or performer noteDeborah Kipp.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator