Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Red Hill by Jamie McGuire

Scarlet works at the hospital and has her weekend free because her girls are going to her ex-husband's house for a visit.  When a young woman comes in with an unusual problem, she doesn't realize that's the beginning of a pandemic...

Atria Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you).  It is being published in October, so check with your local bookstore for the date of arrival.

It's a virus; it attacks those that have had flu shots.  Anyone infected by it comes back as a "shuffler".  In other words, they are the walking dead and they are looking for flesh.

This story is creepy.  Suddenly relatives and friends are your enemies and your only choice is to kill them first.  Only head shots work and your shock at the attacker might get you killed instead.

This is the tale of parents who won't give up and do everything they can to protect the children.  It's also the story of depths of courage by young adults and many precious lives lost to this pandemic.  It's sad and hopeful both.  Days of kindness and trust are lost; now it's survival mode.

It'll keep you on the edge of your chair while you read; the tension and suspense never lets up.  It might even make you think about if you really want that next flu shot...

Happy reading.

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