Leave the World Behind
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Rumaan creates an ambiance with a deftness of detail. Each scene on point, a grocery list in particular, made me laugh out loud, I'm certain it will go down in literary history. Amanda and Clay, together with their children, settle into a tastefully appointed rental house in the Hamptons. A knock on the door late the first evening startles them at this remote location. An older couple, claiming to be the owners of the house, who have just fled the city due to a blackout, are seeking refuge. Alarmed, they are hesitant and untrusting of the unannounced visitors.
What transpires is suspenseful. Everyone is on edge. The atmosphere changes and it becomes a tense dance between strangers.
There is an astonishing turn of events. It’s like watching your worst nightmare, or perhaps not so much, as we are becoming immune to the distress of today's media coverage. You’re left wondering how each character will react. Will he be a stand-up guy? Will she show her true colors? People can talk the talk, but when things turn chaotic, you never know.