Life for Riley ends when her young children die in her arms…victims of a global viral outbreak that claims the lives of everyone she’s ever known. Left to fend for herself with only a dog as her companion, she sets out on a journey to find others, leaving notes everywhere she goes…hoping that one day someone will come looking for her. When Riley meets the handsome yet mysterious Connor on the streets of Downtown San Diego, they form a bond unlike either has experienced before. When the things that go bump in the night turn out to be more than nightmares, the trio sets off for the mountains in search of an isolated resort where they can hunker down, away from the ominous shadows of the dead city streets. The peace and tranquility of the woods isn’t enough to keep the darkness away for long though and soon Riley and Connor are forced to accept that the World and the few people left alive in it will never be the same. The shadows of their past may haunt them forever…threatening to destroy what little dreams they have left of a future unless they fight to stay in the light and never lose their hope.
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I hope you find me
This novel was always interesting, well written, and amazing storytelling. Moves well, wonderful development in meaningful relationships and conflict.
Worth the time
I'm a sucker for a somewhat happy ending. I'm not really into the whole zombie-type stuff, but when I realized they were more ghosts than actual living zombie-like beings, I was able to get back into the storyline. I liked that the characters in the story didn't give up. They picked up the pieces and kept going, trying to make the best of a horrible situation. I like a book that makes me think about it after reading it, not just reading the last lines of "The End" and having it be done. It makes you think: what would I do if there was an epidemic of some kind, where would we go, who would we turn to.
There were a few times in the book that brought me to tears. As a mom, the thought of losing even one of my kids is overwhelmingly petrifying. So that part of the story was hard to stomach.
I'm glad I finally got the audio version. When I tried to read the book and got to the sad parts, it was too easy to walk away. The audio version made it more bearable to keep listening. I'm glad I did. It was worth the time to finally finish the book, and now I'm going to read book 2.