“ Print Length: 259 pages / Publisher: Bump in the Night / Published: April 12, 2011 „
Cold Faith And Zombies is quite literally one of the best Zombie books to come out in a while and a cracking good read that will have you checking under your bed and inside your closet before you turn out the light!
Caught in the midst of a Zombie apocalypse Paul, his wife Sophia and their best friend Dan quickly discover that the power going off is just the start of their problems. With a freezing cold Iowa winter closing in on the horizon, Paul and his companions make the decision to brave the masses of Walking Dead outside their door rather than face the very real possibility of freezing to death. Their intention- to make it to the coast and possibly secure a boat.
Unfortunately, straight from the start, they quickly find that the odds are stacked against them as fate throws bigger and bigger obstacles into their path. And, even when they finally reach their destination, the group quickly discover that still their safety is not yet assured....
Trust me when I say that this is probably one of the bleakest Zombie novels you are ever likely to read. It is very dark, often depressing and, at times, about as grim a novel as you are ever going to get. But it is also very, very gripping and it doesn't take long before you start finding yourself rooting for the characters and desperately wanting them to succeed. The plot is highly intense and the action relentless and this is one of those rare books that you won't want to put down once you have started it.
But be warned, much like in Ian McKinnon's Zombie novel Remains Of The Dead, don't go expecting any happy endings....
The only complaint or criticism I might have is that there are a few moments when you do begin to wonder what on earth is going to go wrong next, but on the other hand this is one of those books where you are never quite sure what to expect...and anything that keeps you guessing this much is always going to be a winner!
I loved this and can fully recommend it to anyone who loves Zombies. It really is a brilliant novel and I look forward to reading more from this author!