John has a dead-end job, doesn't see enough of his friends, and struggles to find meaning in his life. These everyday concerns vanish on the night he’s jerked awake by screams.
He and his neighbours band together over a small supply of food. Tensions brew, and a difficult choice arises. Risk starvation, or attempt escape? Conflicted over the cause and scope of the apocalypse, the group struggles to work together.
At first John clings to logic. The zombies do not drink or eat. Organic matter cannot sustain itself under these conditions. But why are the undead slower in the sun? Why is the power still running, despite all forms of communication being down? Why has there been no sign of rescue? Or a single hint of military response? Who or what is behind this?
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"Full of great characters, and heart-stopping action. I cannot recommend it enough!" Ian Douglas – Author of The Infinity Trap.
First I want to say that I really liked the cast of characters. All different, but all learning to survive this mess together. The interactions between the different people were good and seemed genuine for the most part, and I really like Tyler for some reason. Maybe because he's the kid of the group? I dunno, but I like him.
The zombies are rather typical, but there is a slight twist in the way they behave according to their environment, and I enjoyed seeing that! The survivors have their theories and discuss them, trying to work things out, making this a novel of not just surviving, but working toward an actual explanation if nothing else.
I feel like this author's writing is only going to get better and better, and look forward to reading more from him.
Bob says: 3.5 Platypires!