COMP CLOSED: ‘Leave The World Behind’ by Rumaan Alam

This week’s giveaway is bestselling novel Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty and That Kind of Mother. Soon to be adapted into a film starring Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, and Kevin Bacon, Leave The World Behind is a gripping story about two families forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong. Here’s the blurb:

Amanda and Clay head to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a holiday: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they've rented for the week. But with a late-night knock on the door, the spell is broken. Ruth and G. H., an older couple who claim to own the home, have arrived there in a panic. These strangers say that a sudden power outage has swept the city, and – with nowhere else to turn – they have come to the country in search of shelter.

But with the TV and internet down, and no phone service, the facts are unknowable. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple – and vice versa? What has happened back in New York? Is the holiday home, isolated from civilisation, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one another?

If you’d like to win a copy, simply tell us what you like to do to escape and leave the world behind (in ONE sentence). Our favourite three entries will win a copy!

Entries close midday (Syd/Melb time) Monday 11 December.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.

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