There are some questions in life that we have all wondered at some point. Like what would happen if all the people on the planet disappeared. Or what if gravity failed? Or if money all became worthless? Well in Femlandia, society has collapsed, leaving no value in money, or much else. The breakdown of all social norms followed, and fast. Supermarkets quickly ran out of food, riots became common, muggings, house burglaries even more commonplace. People got desperate, and if they didn’t have it, and you did, they would try to take it.
Miranda Reynonlds was already coming close to the poverty line before the total economic collapse. Her husband had left her and her 16 year old daughter, Emma, with nothing. The power had been cut off, debt collectors had taken her car, her furniture, even her pots and pans. Then when things couldn’t look much worse, they suddenly were. Riots, looting, suicides, murder. Miranda decided they had to leave the city, and fast. If they stayed they risked dying. Of course leaving was a risk too, but better to try, right?
When they left she only had a vague idea of where to go, but as they walked, the idea formed in her mind. Femlandia. The women only commune, a safe place for women, from all walks of life. Years ago Miranda swore blind she would never enter Femlandia again. But she needed to make sure Emma was safe. So she made the difficult decision.
When they arrive, it is paradise. An off grid, self sufficient, paradise. There is food for everyone, a pool, and beautiful cottages. Everyone shares workloads, everyone is happy. But when Miranda looks further, the cracks begin to show. Then Emma starts to turn against her. What seems like the perfect society quickly proves to be anything but. Just how far will Femlandia go to keep Miranda from the truth? And what exactly is the truth?
*I received this book from NetGalley for review but all opinions are my own.