Book Chat: Slow Burn Infected
A zombie tale filled with horror and slices of humor.
MYRA’S HORROR BLOG REVIEWS : I wanted to write reviews as if I were sharing the love of a book with a friend. What I liked about it, from storyline to characters; to include any parts that had a negative impact on me as a reader. Join me on the couch as we explore today’s exciting read.
Slow Burn: Infected picks up the story of Zed, Murphy, and Jerome where Slow Burn: Zero Day ended. All three have all been infected but have not succumbed to the most pernicious symptoms of the virus. They’re not the mindless cannibals that most infected are. Nevertheless, their band of survivors, fearful about the trio’s infections, have ostracized them. Now, back on the street, with weapons to defend themselves but little food in their packs, they embark on a search for Murphy’s family while following the rumor of a safe haven in the form of a doomsday bunker under a house in east Austin. But the world is more hazardous than they could have guessed. They expect violence from the voracious infected but they have harsh lessons to learn about the lethality of the uninfected. And without people to support the infrastructure of modern civilization, they find that danger comes in many forms.
We pick up with Zed and his friend Murphy. After being expelled from the ROTC group, Murphy’s on a quest to find his mom and sister – alive or dead. Unfortunately, the news is not good for his mom, but his sister is nowhere to be found.
Next the friends decide to check out a bunker Murphy knows about. The man who built it died years ago, but Murphy thinks due to its hidden location, it may still be intact. They do find the bunker, but it’s a mess, because many other survivors found it first. At the end of the large, 3 part shelter, there is a metal door and moans from the undead clearly filter from behind the door.
Resting for the night before moving on, Zed is shocked when he hears a metallic tapping sound. The two friends go through a nasty battle to rescue whoever is inside. The lone survivor of the hell-hole bunker is Mandi, a petite young woman. She of course is grateful, and it appears loyal to Zed and Murphy, something the others they rescued did not maintain. The three also run across another slow burner, Russell, who is very child-like
It was fascinating when Murphy and Zed shared their philosophies on life. Murphy shares his idea of not only how they can survive as the feared and hated slow burners, but actually thrive. It will be interesting to see if they go through with Murphy’s plans.
Highly recommended for horror and zombie fans. Pick up book one and have a blast with this series.
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NOTE: All my reviews are published in Uncaged Book Reviews emag. This review will be in the APRIL issue.