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on Aug. 19, 2012 :
The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I was given a copy of Deadlocked from the author for a review.
Kim, Laura's oldest daughter has been taken hostage and taken to an island. Billy and Levon go after her. Guess what they take with them to help them on their rescue mission to save Kim? You guessed it zombies. Kim is a very smart little girl for a five year old but will it help her to stay alive long enough for Billy and Levon to get to the island and save her?
Meanwhile Laura and her other daughter Annie are taken to a military hospital. Laura is fighting for her life while they run test on Annie. Laura is on the brink of death but that still does not stop her from getting up out of the hospital bed and dragging herself down the hall to find her daughter and getting her out of there alive.
Laura is one woman that is not going to give up or even die until she has both of her daughters safe. The people in this place undoubtly does not know anything about what a mother will go through or endure to save her children.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on May 08, 2012 :
I found the mystery to be exciting and thrilling - especially considering I could totally see see this happening in our world today! But of course, my favorite part were the ZOMBIES!
When it comes to the disgusting, man-eating creatures, A.R. Wise does not disappoint! His zombies move a little faster than others I've read about, they can walk underwater, and change within a matter of hours after death. It was great! LOL. Their ruthless pursuit of flesh makes every moment terrifying. Even as you read, you want to make the characters hurry up and you practically want to shout at them!
And speaking of the characters - I loved them all - every single one. There are only a handful that last throughout all four novellas and I love that Wise was not afraid to kill some of our favorites - it made the story all the more realistic. The character of Laura, a mom desperately trying to make sure her kids stay safe, is the most bad-ass character I've read in a long while. She lives through some crazy painful experiences just to keep her children from turning into zombies. Her risk-taking courage is actually quite inspiring.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)