The Retreaters have been meeting in Peggy’s childhood home in London, planning their survival. Her father James and the other members made lists of necessary items, he also trained her how to behave in case the ultimate disaster happens. Peggy had the timing just right, she remembered every item on her list.
But then her concert pianist mother leaves for a tour and Peggy and her father go abroad to find ‘die Hütte’ where they’ll survive the approaching end. They’ll live by their wits – which is what they do for a number of years; Peggy believes they are the only people in the world left.
I was a bit sceptical at the start of the book but got sucked in very quickly and couldn’t put it down.
The end is not quite what I expected but it fits and leaves the reader with more questions.
This is the author’s first novel and I hope there will be many more.