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'The windows on all the skyscrapers are smashed....

No power, no lights, no people....

It's a parallel New York of some kind.'

The coming end.

When Skye Rogers and her twin brother, Red, move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. But this does not stop the young elite of New York from partying without a care.

Can you keep a secret?

And then suddenly Skye is invited to join an exclusive gang known as the Secret Runners of New York. 

But this is no ordinary clique - they have access to an underground portal that can transport them into the future. 

And what Skye discovers in the future is horrifying.

Run! As fast as you can!

As society crumbles, Skye and Red race to figure out how to use their knowledge to survive the impending annihilation. They soon discover that the chaotic end of the world is the perfect time for revenge....

©2019 Matthew Reilly (P)2019 Pan Macmillan AU

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Just Okay..

Enjoyed the book but not something I could ever re-read. The story had some good twists and character development but not overly compelling.

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Fun book from exciting Australian author

I love Matthew Reilly books. I found myself about an hour and a half from the end when I had to wait over the weekend to finish. I woke up one night wondering how he was going to finish the story. Good to see him try a female protagonist. The school scenes initially seemed a bit long, but I saw the point as the book went along.

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Pretty good

Interesting storyline and concept. The ending left me a bit cold and I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, but worth buying.

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  • 01-10-2019

Great! fast paced and very entertaining.

loved this book - not what I expected at all. typical fabulous Matthew Reilly. Hope there is a sequel.

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exciting, mysterious and a thriller

this audiobook was very well narrated, a voice suited to a story told by a 16 year old. the story was thrilling, a little chilling at times, but an all round success suited to teens (and adults who enjoy a lighter tale every now and then!) some of the story felt a bit obvious or familiar (other tv/movies/books) but in all a very exciting story, as I've learnt to expect from Matthew Reilly.

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Great story, narration not so much

As my description says this was a great story & has left me hoping there’ll be a sequel, especially after listening to the conversation between Sky & her dad about the gems plus listening to the interview with Matthew Reilly at the end of the book. I loved the twists & turns the story took, with characters I though were “baddies” ended up being “goodies”. I don’t want to say anything else just in case I reveal spoilers, what I’ve already written borders on that anyway. The narration though left a little to be desired. Maybe I’m just being a bit of a prude being used to such fantastic narrators like Rupert Degas & Ray Porter. While Jacqui Duncan’s voice really suited the female characters, she did not suit the male characters. Her flow & storytelling were really good, it was just the male characters voices which grated on me. Thanks again for a great story Matthew, thoroughly enjoyable & very much recommended.

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Janey

A different Reilly novel but still enjoyable. A little slow going but it gets better. Interesting plot & story line. A sequel to find out what the red & green stones do would be good.

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wow top book loved it smashed it in 3 days could not stop reading 9 out of 10

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We want more

Hopefully this turns into a series there’s so much more that can be done in this world , in the start I wasnt sure where it was going exactly but it ended up being an excellent book.

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I love Matthew Reilly Books!!

I love Matthew Reilly Books!! I have read all of them and hate the waiting between them

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  • 09-02-2020

Another romping Matthew Reilly adventure

Loved it. Was glad to see another story from the female voice. And time travel as well, win!

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  • Dona
  • 24-05-2019

A time travel book for teenagers

I chose this book because my favorite genre is time travel and I enjoy most of Matthew Reilly’s books. It took me awhile to get into it because the time travel element took awhile to come about. Also it is really geared toward teenagers. Once I finally got into the story I enjoyed the book. During an interview with the author, Reilly stated that this was a stand alone book but I wonder if that is true as there seems to be clues to the possibility of more to come. One thing I DID NOT like about the book was the use of the “f” word. Now I was a high school teacher/librarian so I know that some teenagers use profanity but not all, so I don’t know why authors have to include this type of language. I currently volunteer in a library at a Christian school and would have recommended this book it it hadn’t used the profanity.

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  • Darrell
  • 28-03-2019

Great book

Not only for ya even though characters are teens, very enjoyable, highly recommend it for adults. 😊🐾🐾

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