Top positive review
Terrifyingly realistic disaster fiction
on 28 October 2015
The 4 stars I give this are largely down to the ambitious and thought provoking plot and the ideas behind it. In terms of writing it jumps around a bit and the opening half is a little slow but as the catastrophe takes hold Scarrow shows what he is made of, ramping up the drama and reducing human beings to our base level of selfish hungry animals in the absence of our modern lifestyle. I felt the best characters did not get enough pages especially the villain, who is a delightfully cruel asassin. The very end is a bit odd however I won't spoil it here. I am definitely going to read the sequel. Alex Scarrow has a style that I had to get used to - but I am there now and I want more.