After Me Comes the Flood
One hot summer’s day, John Cole walks out of his life. He shuts up the bookshop that no one visits and drives out of London, but soon he’s lost and his car has broken down on an isolated rural road.
He stumbles into the grounds of a grand but dilapidated house, whose residents welcome him with open arms. But there is more to this strange community than meets the eye. His new hosts all know him by name and have even prepared a room for him. They claim to have been waiting for him. John decides not to correct their mistake – if that’s what it was. But as the intensely hot days pass, their stories begin to unfold, until everything crescendoes to an apocalyptic storm that spells an end to the oppressive heat
but also to the fragile sanctuary they’ve constructed