contaigonAuthor: Marcy G. Dyer

Series: Dark Days #1

Publisher: Roller Coaster Suspense

Release Date: July 11, 2017

Rating: 5 Stars

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

An altered strain of rabies that turns its victims into Zombies has been unleashed turning the world into chaos and leaving three families to fend for themselves and try to stay alive.

When scientist Reginald Barker develops a deadly strain of rabies, he doesn’t have any idea it will be released around the world and turn people into zombies, but he fears what could happen if it winds up in the wrong hands and has a special fortress built in Texas to keep his family safe. When the outbreak happens, he takes his family and tries to get to safety, a task that is not as easy as he hoped it would be.  The contractor he hired, Randi Martinez, knows it is not her property but sees Barker’s development as the only safe place to take her family.  Reginald’s nephews also know about the compound and head that way to stay safe.  All three families are in a fight to stay alive and ease the torture they feel for different reasons.

Normally for me, a book about Zombies would not be a go to for me. I have nothing against them, just not my usual read. Contagion was an incredibly enjoyable read that left me foaming at the mouth for more.  The story was fast and strong with so much that I enjoyed.  The characters were all written in a way that made them relatable and easy to want to see them succeed.  Even the characters it was obvious that were not meant to be liked were written in such a way I enjoyed reading about them.  The story itself had a good message behind it of hope and redemption even when things look their darkest.  Dyer did an excellent job with this story and I can’t wait to see what the next installment has to offer.  I recommend this to readers that enjoy a thriller with a heart to the story, and enjoying reading about zombies won’t hurt either.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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