A Darkness Shattered, by Bruce Clothier, begins as do most books of this genre.....all hell breaks loose! I must admit that initially I didn't expect much. Families find themselves separated in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, and their stories go from there. What I didn't expect was the author's gift with building characters and relationships.
Generally, I don't like to make comparisons between books and/or authors, but I think here it's appropriate. Take The Stand by Stephen King & Swan Song by Robert McCammon (which happen to be my two favorite horror books) and mix them with some lovely zombie entrails, add a dash of a budding romance, and there you have A Darkness Shattered.
I appreciate authors who can express intensity, emotion, and love without having to resort to repetitive swearing and graphic sex. It is refreshing to read this type of book.
Keep them coming, Bruce!! Can't wait for the next one!