Over forty years, the Earth’s spinning has slowed and finally, in 2059, it has stopped. Half the world is in sunlight and the other half in darkness, and the populations that remain have moved to the areas that provide appropriate conditions to allow survival. Ellen Hopper is taken from her existence as a scientist working on a vessel in the ocean monitoring changes back to the UK where she starts to unravel secrets that those in power don’t want unravelled.
I loved the concept of this book, and the fact that, even though it’s set in the future, it’s not some strange, unrecognisable future. While I know a lot of things have changed in the last 40 years, in most day-to-day life, it’s pretty similar, and it seems strange that so many future based books and films have it like the entire world has been reinvented.