Awakening in a bleak landscape as scarred as her body, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls surviving something terrible. Having no idea how many weeks have passed, she slowly realizes the horrifying truth: Ruthie has vanished.
And with her, nearly all of civilization. Where once-lush hills carried cars and commerce, the roads today see only cannibalistic Beaters—people turned hungry for human flesh by a government experiment gone wrong.
In a broken, barren California, Cass will undergo a harrowing quest to get Ruthie back. Few people trust an outsider, let alone a woman who became a zombie and somehow turned back, but she finds help from an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. Smoke is her savior, and her safety. For the Beaters are out there. And the humans grip at survival with their trigger fingers. Especially when they learn that she and Ruthie have become the most feared, and desired, of weapons in a brave new world….
Cass Dollar was sheltering in a library with her daughter Ruthie when the zombies took her. Cass recalls some of the events leading up to the attack, but she doesn't remember what happened, how much time has past, or how she has even survived. She is desperate to get back to her daughter.
I did not want to put this book down. As scary as the flesh eating zombies were in this book, the humans were even more frightening.
If you are a zombie fan, this is a great read, but I'm also recommending this book to anyone who likes to be on the edge of their seat.
Aftertime is the first book in a planned trilogy. While Littlefield delivered a strong story in this first installment, I have the feeling we are just getting started. I will be anxiously waiting to get my hands on the next book.
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