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A startling premise has chilling consequences in this pulse-pounding prequel to The Program series. Suzanne Young’s The Remedy will keep readers on their toes as the circumstances that lead to The Program unfold.
In a world before The Program.
Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill she can become anyone.
Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.
Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.
The Remedy is a fast-paced, sexy, and deeply thought-provoking novel — filled with richly imagined characters and intense emotions. Suzanne’s writing is engaging, as always, and the disturbing premise of “Closers” is a tantalizing beginning for this story, which offers an unsettling look at the circumstances that created The Program.
Though it’s possible to read this book without having read The Program and The Treatment, the breadcrumbs Suzanne offers for readers of the duology are deeply satisfying. It’s easy to see how The Program came to be, given the events of The Remedy. In this prequel, you see the disturbing world Suzanne imagined come full circle — and it’s fantastic to see the different pieces come together.
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2 winners – US only
1 winner will receive a signed set of The Program, The Treatment, and The Remedy.
1 winner will receive a signed ARC of Hotel Ruby.
Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order.
Suzanne is the author of THE PROGRAM, THE TREATMENT, THE REMEDY, and HOTEL RUBY. She was also on an episode of House Hunters where she talked about her love of grass and trees (while living in the desert).
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