This is the third book of the series and takes the location of this series out of the town that the second book was based around and enters the wider post apocalyptic world. We see our protagonists travel and arrive in dire need of assistance in a very human camp, there they are offered the trappings of the old world.
The idea behind these books is extremely good as it take a well trodden route and hits it in the face, living side by side zombies is not on the agenda for most books in this genre and so brings something fresh. I do not know if it was the authors intention, but for me I got a Romero’s "Dawn of the Dead” vibe for the underlying message, that is to say that we live in a consumer society that is not necessarily all it is cracked up to be and instead of looking at the beauty of people we look for thrills and excitement beyond what should be acceptable to a society. This idea is subtly delivered and not an in your face statement about the way you live your life.
The book is very well paced being told from four different perspectives for most of time with sufficient overlap to make you have to enter the next chapter before you put it down. A final twist to the story (as all good horror movies should give) is good to see and adds sadness to the various emotions you will feel during the reading of this book.
Sadly for me the book does bring some finality to the series and I very much look forward to Kim’s next project which I hope will see some cross over characters and also develop the premise that this series has offered, please Kim more organization from the Zombie hoards!
Well thanks to Kim and Permuted Press for keeping up the good work and if you have not read the first two books, support the author and buy the trilogy now!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)