This is an amazing book. I know, I’m late to the game, but still…maybe if all you read is YA, then you missed this book (it’s adult fiction). I am a big fan of Nevil Shute and it reminds me of a story that he would tell in a way he would write it. It’s got a bit of femininity to it that his books don’t have (even though he’s a master at writing female characters), so it’s not quite the same as reading one of his books. But if you like his writing, you’re bound to like this one. Highly recommended!