“ Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy / Author: Sean Platt, David Wright / Kindle Edition / Book is published 2011-09-30 by Collective Inkwell „
Yesterday's Gone is a mini-series of short interconected novellas inspired by the likes of Stephen King's Green Mile series and the old cliffhanger serials of days gone by. Available either in seperate E-book episodes or collected together in one "season", the story is a chilling one that twists and turns for many miles before reaching an impossibly infuriating climax that leaves the reader hungering for more and desperate for answers.....
The story is a simple one. A group of people, spread out amongst America, all wake up simultaneously to discover that their loved ones and much of the population have disappeared with no apparent trace. It is as though they are just simply....gone. Each character then sets off in search of other survivors, some of them eventually coming together and forming bonds, desperate to find some kind of answers. But more and more mysteries confound them at every turn.......mass graves are discovered along the highways; strange creatures begin emerging and evolving ~ their infection passed on through the exchange of bodily fluids, often in very messy and disgusting ways; and signals begin getting heard, coming from some kind of Military Outpost on a remote island. And all through this, one question remains....what the frack is going on?
This is a great thriller that keeps you gripped at every twist and gasping at every new turn of events. The survivors, both those together and those alone, are a real mixed bag ranging from a murderous serial killer to a guy who may or may not be a former Goverment Agent through to a mother and daughter and a lowly everyman who just wants to find his son. And action? This book is full of action in every chapter! The only thing not forthcoming is any definite answers and, in that way, this book closely follows the style of modern T.V shows such as Lost. In fact, everything about this book is written as if it was a T.V show with chapters referred to as "Episodes" and the collection here referred to as "Season One"!
Season Two has just been released in its entirety for less than a Fiver and this Season was priced at a similar price on Kindle last year. I downloaded the first Episode for free and was hooked! This is post-apocalypse end-of-the-world fiction of the ike you have never seen before! It is brilliant, it is frustrating, it is often scary and always keeps you on your toes. Honestly, E-books don't get much better than this and I cannot recommend it enough!