Review: The Displacements


Title: The Displacements

Author: Bruce Holsinger

Release Date: 7/5/22

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: To all appearances, the Larsen-Hall family has everything: healthy children, a stable marriage, a lucrative career for Brantley, and the means for Daphne to pursue her art full-time. Their deluxe new Miami life has just clicked into place when Luna--the world's first category 6 hurricane--upends everything they have taken for granted.


When the storm makes landfall, it triggers a descent of another sort. Their home destroyed, two of its members missing, and finances abruptly cut off, the family finds everything they assumed about their lives now up for grabs. Swept into a mass rush of evacuees from across the American South, they are transported hundreds of miles to a FEMA megashelter where their new community includes an insurance-agent-turned-drug dealer, a group of vulnerable children, and a dedicated relief worker trying to keep the peace. Will "normal" ever return?


My Review: This was a really thought provoking read. I loved the way the story unfolded and I really enjoyed watching the characters develop. The look into privilege and how that plays out in a natural disaster was intriguing. The story also offers a lot of suspense and that helped to make the large book seem less daunting. It's a quicker read than you would think. Overall I really enjoyed this one and would recommend checking it out, especially if you enjoyed Leave the World Behind.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*