From a beloved, award-winning writer, the much-anticipated novel about what happens when two families go on a tropical vacation - and the children go missing.When Liv and Nora decide to take their families on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. The children - two eleven-year-olds, an eight-year-old, and a six-year-oldlove the nonstop buffet and the independence they have at the Kids' Club. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor misfortunes leads the families farther and farther from the ship's safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. What follows is a riveting, revealing story told from the perspectives of the adults and the children, as the once-happy parents - now turning on one another and blaming themselves - try to recover their children and their lives. Celebrated for her ability to write vivid, spare, moving fiction, Maile Meloy shows how quickly the life we...
|Title||:||Do Not Become Alarmed|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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Do Not Become Alarmed Reviews
Won this book on goodreads,took me ages to get into this book.its a okay read maybe just not my type of book.
This is all about cruising gone bad!
Liv and Nora are cousins who decide to book a cruise with their families. Once abroad, Liv and Nora get off the ship with their children to go on an excursion which is a fairly common activity to do while cruising but then the children become separated from the group and disappear. Basically, every parent's worst nightmare and on unknown, foreign lands to boot. This is where the story begins.
The book is narrated from the alternating point of views of the paren ...more
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I generally don’t read any of my friends’ reviews if I’ve already put my name on the wait list/obtained a book, but I made an exception this time around when it became crystal clear this was not going to be my idea of a good time. I pretty much want to copy and paste what Michelle had to say into this space because we are of one mind when it comes to Do Not Be Alarmed.
Damn my old lady brain to hell, because I know this one popped onto ...more
There were always lower circles of hell. Welcome to the next level down.
This was a wild ride!
More an action thriller than a mystery thriller, we follow the story of Liv and Nora - two cousins, along with their husbands and children go on a cruise over Christmas to Central and South America.
Then the worst happens. While on an excursion from the ship, their 4 children plus two others go missing. One moment swimming in the ocean the next gone, nowhere to be found.
The book follows both the parent ...more
Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy is a 2017 Riverhead/Penguin publication.
This book started out with real promise, but…
While on vacation, cousins Liv and Nora, take their children on an off-ship excursion which seemed destined for disaster right from the start.
While Nora walks away with the tour guide, Liv rest her eyes for a bit while their children play in the river. In just an instant all the children were gone, lost or kidnapped in a country not their own.
While the parents are being gri ...more
Do not be alarmed if you can't finish this overwrought and ridiculous tale of rich white people losing track of their irritating children.
I received this book free from Good Reads.
It is about two cousins Liv (plus husband Benjamin & 2 children Sebastian 8yrs old & Penny 11yrs old) & Nora (plus husband Raymond & 2 children Marcus 11yrs old & June 6yrs old).
They have decided to take a 2 week cruise down the coast of Mexico & Central America over Christmas & the new year. Things do not turn out as they expected.
I really enjoyed reading it, it is a page turner & with something happening on every page &a ...more
Two couples, Liv and Nora, their spouses and four children between the ages of six and eleven, decide to take a two week cruise to South America. On the ship they meet an Argentinian couple vwith two children of their own and become friends. At first at the various ports they stay on the ship but eventually decide to go ashore and take the children zip lining. The men decide to play golf instead, leaving the women and the children with their excursion guide. Things will go horribly awry, and due ...more