Also by this author: Tempting the Light, Pursuing the Light, Light Untamed
The law is gone. Zombies are here. Will Raven and her misfit friends survive?
Raven Murphy is a prepper, but not for the same reason most other folks do it. She’s the reason her ex-boyfriend went to jail. If he ever gets out, she’ll need to grab her sister and head off-grid. In the meantime, she’s a top-notch auto mechanic with an entire arsenal of her much loved firearms in the closet of her trailer. She’s ready to go to war with the ex if she ever needs to.
The people in her trailer park in Fox Lake are a unique community. A little quirky, and some are downright weird, but for Raven, they’re family. But when a plague hits the country, victims of a creepy virus, are headed toward them, Raven teams up with pals, including a couple of ex-Army guys, to protect her neighbors. Whatever’s coming, the good, the bad, or the undead, Raven and her gun-shooting, bomb-making, booby-trap-setting team aren’t going down without a fight.
What a fun start to an exciting new series. Lots of action, realistic characters, and zombies. What else could I ask for? This book had me on the edge of my seat, and I was so anxious about how things would go. I read it so fast because I couldn’t wait to find out what was coming next.
Raven is a character I can relate to. Her life seems to have prepared her for this moment, and she’s smart. I like that she thinks ahead and that, to her, family is more than just blood. She’s created a little family among those she cares about and I think the world would be a better place if more people thought like that.
My actual favorite character though, is Helga. There is something about that fruitcake that I just can’t help but love.
I’ll be honest, this book kind of freaked me out. As I was reading it, I noticed the similarities between what was going on in the book and what is currently going on in our world, but I know for a fact this book was written before any of the current insanity even started. I’m slightly suspicious that this author maybe be psychic. If she’s not, she just has some really good timing.
The action in this book seems realistic to me. There was nothing that stood out as impossible. I’m not fighting or battle expert, but for the average person, I think it’s easy to follow. I think there is just the right amount of action in comparison to story itself. I don’t care for books that are like one big fight scene so this was a nice balance.
This really is a good book. I enjoyed the thought processes behind the characters and the overall feel of the book. It read quickly and kept my attention the entire time. I normally like really long books, but I think this is a good average length. It’s just the right size to keep me entertained for a while without becoming boring with filler info that’s just there to fill pages. If you like zombie stories, this is worth the read.