This is the first book I critiqued for Pam Godwin, an amazing apocalyptic thriller and an incredible introduction to an amazing lady and talented author.
It has been a long time since a book has had my heart racing and my pulse pounding. Dead of Eve grabbed me from the opening paragraph and never let go. There were many times I had to put it down just to catch my breath, so I could pick it up again and continue reading. I just had to know what happened next.
A virus is released which kills all the children and all the women, leaving the men alive. As they care for their dying sisters/wives/girlfriends/mothers they are attacked by the very ones they love and are turned into bug-like zombies, horrific aphid like creatures that take over the world.
Somehow, Evie survives. Her husband, a survivalist, cares for her as she sinks into a suicidal depression until the ghosts of her dead children force her from her bed. He trains her to survive, prepares her for the worst, and loves her with an intensity she’ll never forget.
She sets about living in this apocalyptic world, enduring one loss after the next. Those few men who survive are worse than the aphid-zombies who hunt her, but there is a greater evil she must face.
The ghosts of her dead children will lead Evie on an adventure crossing the globe. She must survive against all odds. She’ll make enemies, secure allies, and learn how to love again.
This is the first book in a trilogy of a debut novelist. The writing is vivid and palpable, drawing you into the pages where you’re emotionally engaged from the very first page. It’s not an easy story. It’s not a fairytale. It’s a story of survival. Of inner strength. Of triumph. And love.