Part psychological thriller, part dystopian nightmare, this is a new powerful novel from the bestselling author of The Rapture. A seven-year-old girl puts a nail-gun to her grandmother's neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious? Anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own problems; but as more acts of child violence sweep the globe, he is forced to acknowledge possibilities that defy the rational principles on which he has staked his life, his career and, most devastatingly of all, his role as a father. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.