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Plague
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 4 April 2012
I read this in one sitting last night, couldn't put it down. The story centres round one young family as an outbreak of the bubonic plague takes hold (such a refreshing change from having a super flu rammed down our throats!). Lisa Hinsley manages to capture the sheer terror of each member of this family from the first signs of symptoms to the inevitable end. Whilst reading I went through so many emotions, sadness, horror and sheer terror that this could really happen!! There is an excellent written chapter which surpasses even Stephen King in it's description of both physical and emotional horror. I have happily filed this away in my horror section of my kindle, not sure whether this was the authors intention but she scared me to death!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2014
Well. What can I say? A good night's sleep was NOT had by me last night!

After hearing great things, I decided to give Plague a read. I started it late at night with the intention of reading just a few pages before bedtime, but that wasn't how things went down. It gripped me by the throat and I couldn't turn off the Kindle. Hours later and I was still going, so intent was I to find out the fate of poor Liz, Johnny and little Nathan.

Could I stop talking about it? No. Could I stop thinking about it? No. Could I sleep?? Not a hope in Hell...

Horrific book. Claustrophobic, scary, real. I still have the shivers from it. Be warned, this book made me cry multiple times and left me surrounded by a fog of dread that still lurks in the corners. It's gripping, it's heart-wrenching and it's in your face.

Great work by Lisa Hinsley.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 25 February 2012
This book will put you through an emotional wringer. You will feel that you lived it along with Liz and John and poor little Nathan. At the end is hope. This is an extraordinary book. Ms. Hinsley is to be commended on her skill. I would like to see a sequel.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 22 June 2012
Plague is the second book I have read by the wonderfully talented author, Lisa Hinsley. The first being, My Demon, which I thoroughly enjoyed. My Demon whetted my appetite and on completion, sent me scurrying to Amazon in search of more works penned by Lisa. I chose Plague, but wasn't truly convinced it would be to my liking. Boy, was I wrong. From the first page the story gripped me. It is cleverly and thoughtfully written, leaving nothing to the imagination. Housework was neglected, social life put on hold, reaching the end of the book became my main priority. I was not disappointed. In fact, I was very impressed by the skill and sensitivity of the author, in dealing with such a potentially disturbing subject. I would strongly recommend Plague to all readers,as a highly enjoyable introduction to Lisa Hinsleys works. To some it may be a giant step from your normal genre, but it is a thought provoking and fulfilling journey from beginning to end. Plague is not a book you forget about as soon as you complete it, but one which leaves you with a sense of appreciation for all the goodness in our lives. This is the first review I have ever written, such was the intensity of feelings aroused within me.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 16 March 2012
A superb read! For a story that is set in just one house, with only one family, it is a truely intense read. I really felt for the family, and boy did I feel like I'd been put through an emotional wringer afterwards. It was scary in its plausibility and a story that will stay with me for a while too. But PLEASE now write a sequel......
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 3 March 2014
Loved this book - read in one sitting (like so many others!). I've read many, many books on zombie, disease, post apocalyptic etc., but this one is different and really enjoyable for it. Following one small family in their naive, isolated experience of a fatal epidemic. It's emotionally charged and the characters are really well written and believable, which only makes it easier to empathize and put yourself in their shoes. I'm sad that I've finished the book so fast - I think I'll be thinking about it for a while. I really hope there is a sequel in the making as I'm keen to know what's happened...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 14 September 2013
This book is such a scary insight into what could really happen. It is graphic yet compelling and the type of book you need to just keep reading. Because of its relationship with everyday life it is very believable.

There is such sadness in the book you can actually feel the emotion of the characters. I am hoping there will be a follow up, as the way Lisa has left the story - there is huge potential for a sequel...

Buy this book and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 6 April 2012
This novella is one of the 'what if' category of dark, horrific stories I so enjoy. It's not a comfortable read but it makes you wonder what you would do, how you would cope, in those cirumstances. A new strain of bubonic plague is wiping out the whole of Britain though initially the government assures people it is contained in the south. Gradually everything, internet, phone, eventually water, are cut off and the little family of 3 is left to its own devices.

It's not a happy story but it ends with a little uplift of hope. I really enjoyed this. I had a little niggle at a repeated grammatical error but I still found the book sufficiently engaging that I can award 5 stars. Excellent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2012
I would just like to say how much I have enjoyed your book. Graffic, heartfelt and earie. It scared the life out of me and yet all the while I was deeply involved in the characters. I'm from Liverpool myself an my wife an I have a young son, so this story as it evolved had me so gripped I finished the entire novel in a day. Thank you for this story an I hope to read more of your work soon, for now though I'm keeping this story in my head fresh! I would love a paper copy of your novel for a friend who doesn't own a kindle, is it available? Thanks again, you are a true talent!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 8 April 2012
This is not a feel good story but one of hardship and trauma. I felt for each character in this story and I must admit my heart ached at some points. I have never read a story that has stuck with me for so long. This is a hard read, especially if you have children.
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