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It starts well enough but falls short of the apocalypse thriller I was hoping for. It failed on several points. One, was that to have an apocalypse, people need to know there was one going on. Instead we had a northern US town in a winter blizzard who didn't notice the EMP and believed that the power outage was just the storm. Great premise for a while. But the book ended with most people still moaning about suing the power companies for not getting the lights back on. The second was all sorts of weird inconsistencies throughout. The snow is so deep it up to peoples thighs, yet an old 1970s volkwagon beetle (not affected by the EMP) swiftly drives around swerving dead cars (static snow piles, surely). Really? The book starts with our heroine hunting and fighting in the wilderness like a fully blown Cherokee brave. sensitive to every snapping twig, every animal scent. Capable of taking on a hungry bear. Yet when it comes to the big fight, she gets clubbed on the back of the head twice. By different people. In less than 30 minutes. Big disappointment. But the worse complaint about the story is just how nasty it was. Within hours of the lights going out in this sleepy little mountain town, people are out and about murdering at a rate that would make a Mexican cartel boss gasp. Every woman becomes a potential rape victim. Drug gangs are vying for the death toll league title with psycho gangs. And this in a town that has power cuts every single winter. Remember, most of the murderers rampaging did not know there was apocalypse going on. I didn't enjoy any aspect of the book but I can understand that there is a niche for this sort of apoc variant. There is a sequel. I will not be buying it.
So much to be said. I read other negative reviews prior to purchasing but wrote it of as, “some people will just never be satisfied .” Well they were correct. The development of the characters was decent though unbelievable. Your typical male who lives in Maine, can kill a man with zero regret or conscience but is scared to death of insects, yeah right! But the 17 years old girl will show him how to survive. Sorry I’ve seen this play out too many times on prime TV in the last few years. Men are stupid and weak but the woman are super smart and strong. I get it, I know there are both but the entire story line developed much too quick and implausible! Very disappointed in author Jack Hunt.
A lot in this book just doesn't make sense and there are lots of errors. I found myself skimming through parts and rolling my eyes at a lot of it. I notice how the author keeps repeating things about certain characters as if we, the readers, need to be reminded. It is a good idea but poorly executed.
Entertaining story, even if there are several implausible aspects to it. The price was right for a few hours of diversion. If you're looking for a scientific account of the potential after effects of a possible EMP, this is definitely not the book for you. In addition, it clearly and unabashedly sets the scene for a sequel, though I don't plan to pursue the story further. It is what it is.
After 72 pages I gave up. It did not grab my attention after the first few pages and devolved into "let's see how long the book can go so the book can be made into a series" and wow boring too. Two stars for getting me to page 72.
To many small out place events or off hand remarks that are misplaced or or just straight up silly. Kinda of of like a puzzle that doesn't quite fit together but you can make out the picture thru all the cracks and hammered in pieces. Read 3/4 of the story and had to put it down. Seems to be geared towards children.