My Rating 4.5/5
I picked this book up on a free promotion. It is my first foray into this genre so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Well… I loved it.
To me, it felt like Jack Reacher meets the walking dead and it was just so much damn fun. I enjoyed it from first page to last. There were a few, minor grammatical errors near the end that stuck out but as a fellow author who am I to cast stones! It was only a few and did not detract enough from my enjoyment of the story.
The action was fast paced and brutal. The zombies weren’t the biggest monsters in this story however, it was humans. The story is told from Jeremiah’s POV and you can’t help but love his no nonsense character. Cliched? A bit but done so well. Our boy is strong and mean but with a moral streak he can’t help. His humour is as sharp as his knives and a bit wacked and it is done so well you can see that it comes from a place of deep hurt. I mean this guy is carrying some baggage around in his head.
There is a strong female character that was kick-ass and a perfect foil for our hero. The star of the show though was Joe, the dog. The conversations Jeremiah had with Joe were so much fun.
In summary, if you want a fast paced, action thriller set in a zombie apocalyptic world then you would do no better than picking this book up. This is a standalone story but Jorge – if you read this – and write a follow on story I will be there to read it. Good job.