Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can "become" anyone.
Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She's not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, and studies them through pictures and videos. Soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can't get attached.
Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she's portrayed. When she's given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that's only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina's death. And the epidemic it could start.
Can one girl help others find closure by slipping into the identities of their loved ones? Find out in this riveting sequel to The Remedy and companion to the New York Times bestselling The Treatment and The Program.
In a world before The Program…
Quinlan McKee has spent her life acting as other people. She was a closer—a person hired to play the role of the recently deceased in order to give their families closure. Through this process, Quinn learned to read people and situations, even losing a bit of herself to do so. But she couldn't have guessed how her last case would bring down her entire world.
The only person Quinn trusts is Deacon, her best friend and the love of her life. Except Deacon's been keeping secrets of his one, so Quinn must set out alone to find Arthur Pritchard, the doctor who's been trying to control her life. The journey brings Quinn to Arthur's daughter, Virginia, who tells Quinn the truth about Pritchard's motives. The former closer will start to see that she is the first step in fighting an epidemic.
But Quinlan doesn't want to be a cure. And with all the lies surrounding her, she realizes she has no one left to rely on but herself—even if she doesn't know who that is anymore.
Six months after the fall of The Program, ex-handler Michael Realm is struggling with his guilt. After all, he was instrumental in erasing the memories of several patients—including one he claimed to love. With a lifetime of regret stretched before him, Realm vows to set things right.
Along with his friend, James Murphy, Realm will track down those he's hurt in an attempt to give them back their lives—starting with Dallas Stone. He's not looking for forgiveness or redemption; he's not a hero. But Realm hopes that with each recovered past, he'll be able to reclaim a small bit of his own.
It was so great to read these books! I loved The Program and The Treatment, so I just had to read these books! I knew that it was going to be hard to read The Remedy and The Epidemic because they were the lead up to world in The Treatment, but it was just so great to read them!
I kinda read the end of The Remedy before I was more then 100 pages in. So I kinda knew what was coming, and I was watching for the clues that would all add up to the ending. And if I hadn't been watching, I wouldn't have thought up the same ending!
The Epidemic, yeah, it dealt with the evil ending of The Remedy, and it was both fantastic to read, and heart-breaking! Especially that ending! Knowing that The Program was coming up. And as another reader wondered, how the timeline and how The Epidemic and The Program's worked together, and what was the timing there. I want to know!
I really enjoyed The Recovery, Realm was working for the bad guys and yeah, this was a bit of his redemption, because he wants to make up for his past actions. He can't ever fully make it up, between all those that can't heal, move on, and that they can't forgive him, or aren't able. But he does do a lot of good in this book!
Loved these books, this series, and I can't wait to read whatever Suzanne Young writes next!
Author: Suzanne Young
Series: The Program #0.5, 0.6, 2.5
Read: February 26th, 26th, 26th, 2016
Reason Why: Love her books, and they're 2016 Dystopia Books and Prequel & Sequel 2016 Books! And The Recovery is a End of Series 2016 Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: April 21st 2015, February 24th 2015
Expected Publication: April 19th 2016