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I generally like most of this authors work, and this was no exception. My only disappointment was the length of the book, I realise there is a book 2, however it felt like I was only a few chapters into the story when it ended. Please Jacqueline, give us a book we can really get lost in for more than an hour or two!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 December 2017
It’s the flu, just a different type. That’s what USAMRIID believe when eighteen soldiers return from Niger with fevers. They all seem to make a complete recovery and are eventually sent home. Four months later, Elsa Monroe hears screams from her neighbours house. There are always screams from the home of her neighbours for three years, but this time there is something different about them. She cannot stay away. The house she enters is a bloodbath, but she follows a noise and finds the mother, Vivian, continually hitting her husband over the head with a frying pan even though not much of his head remains. Elsa later dies of heart failure, Vivian insists she did not kill her daughters, that her husband did – her husband who was one of those returned soldiers. Not wanting to give to much away, things rapidly spiral out of control, made worse by efforts to bring about a cure. It spreads easily, whatever IT is, and it spreads fast. A lot of graphic horror make this an incredibly intense read. Two characters, Brody and Jason, give the writer an opportunity for a bit of black humor to lighten things up occasionally, but if you are looking for a light pleasant read you will not find it here. Action follows action in a struggle to survive. You’ll need a strong stomach, but if you’re up for it, this makes a phenomenal and convincing read.
I enjoy Druga’s novels because I’m from the area and enjoy knowing the places in the story. I felt this story had relatable set of characters. Enjoyed the overall plot. 4 stars because I didn’t feel like it was as developed as some of her other work.
4.0 out of 5 starsAnother solid book from Jacqueline Druga
Reviewed in the United States on 12 January 2018
Solid storyline from a great writer, with good character development. Easily able to "get into" the story. I really hate the occasional misspellings, which act like speed bumps to slow down the flow of the story.
5.0 out of 5 starsNot your Daddy's (or your Mother's) Apocalypse!
Reviewed in the United States on 21 December 2017
A spine-chilling, too likely to come true, apocalypse book. It's a frightening tale of infected soldiers coming home to be cured of a disease that appears beaten, then returns to destroy the world. All too quickly, it spreads. Few survive. What's next? You will see that there are worse things than dying. I read this book and the action is so fast, the characters so real, the plot so different, that I couldn't put the book down.