Quota by Jack Bold
* Uk population explodes to over 70 million.
* A quarter are pensioners
* Dementia cases exceed a million and care services collapse
* Who survives?
...The government quota policy decides.
In 2032, life is rationed. After Kate's husband dies in an accident, the government slash her Quota. Kate has to choose which of her family is the next to die. All their lives will be shortened and her mother-in-law is named for immediate euthanasia. Kate's vulnerable daughter is at risk and her son wants to fight the system. Kate faces an impossible decision. She needs help. But who can she trust?
An Intriguing Page-Turner
Set in a dystopian future, not too far in time or place from where we all now live, the authors paint the picture of a society at breaking point, already coming apart along lines of age and political influence. Through the tale of a single family and their associates, we experience the life or death dilemmas that could become so very easily the everyday realities of a generation already of school-age. Memorable characters such as Kate, Grant and Clive play out a drama whose tension mounts as the story reaches its terrifying and explosive climax, an age-old battle of good versus evil…but which is the ultimate victor?
If you think you would enjoy a fast-paced page-turner set in a frightening, yet disturbingly familiar world, you will love this novel!
Praying this will remain fiction
At the moment we are living in a 'climate of fear' whipped up by media stories about benefit fraud, false media depictions of "scroungers" and hardening attitudes to those in need, Quota doesn't feel like an unbelievable dystopian novel. The idea of shortening people’s lives is handled with care and central character Kate is truly faced with an impossible decision.
Taut dystopian thriller
Taut thriller set in a dystopian (very) near future with the ordinary man and woman struggling against a faceless bureaucracy and heartless government. Well plotted, nice characterisation and overall a very engaging read.
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