I didn’t want to like this book. The reason for this is that once I saw the style it was written in, I just didn’t think it would work. I’ve seen films use the same basic concept and they didn’t work very well.
Iain Rob Wright, however, has made it work. This is a fantastic book, it develops it’s characters over time and throughout the book, and because of the way it’s written you can have the action in between character development rather than two separate chunks. There are some likeable characters in this story and some not so much but they all have their own personality and they’re very well thought out and written.
I don’t want to go into the plot of this too much because I don’t want to ruin the twist which begins to implement itself quite early in the book. There are then plenty of twists and turns to keep you entertained throughout, I think the thing I liked most about this book is that I’ve never read anything like it. A running theme in Iain Rob Wright books seems to be that he’s fresh and unexpected in everything he does.
The very basic idea of this story is that our main character, Jack, has been sent on a paid cruise to relax. Little does he know he won’t be getting much time to relax! There is a zombie virus on board and people start to change on Day 2 of the cruise.
I would definitely recommend this book, it’s a great summer read and hey, if you’re going on a cruise..!