I enjoyed Inside the Mirrors
by Jason Davis, so I was looking forward to another novel by the author, but this story seemed to lack some of the intensity that I've come to expect from Davis. He still maintains his classic style of horror (mystery & suspense, etc.), which works really well with supernatural spiders, but I thought he spent too much time describing the sensations of the spiders invading the unsuspecting victims. After so many people become infected, it became a bit redundant. I also felt a disconnect with the characters - I didn't care who lived or died, at all. Despite my criticisms, I did find the story very entertaining & thoroughly creepy.
Having one's body invaded/infected by invisible spiders would be bad enough, but Davis steps up the fear factor by using the spiders to cause an undead outbreak. However, the "zombie" element played a small role in the storyline, and the real scene stealer was the SPIDER POV!! I was bit surprised that Davis would include the POV of these tiny creatures, but he managed to pull it off without being too over-the-top.
This is the first novel in a new series by Davis, and I'm looking forward to learning more about the spiders' origin, as well as learning more about their "creator."