Outpost: Survivor Chronicles of the Great Rains: Book One – a Review

When the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down in “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day,” the only thing Pooh Bear was worried about was saving his jars of honey. When the great rains came down on Elizabethtown, Kentucky, it was nothing to sing about; it was something to fear. This rain didn’t provide water to drink or nourish the ground. Instead, it carried the deadly disease Ebola.

How would you and those around you react if something like this were to happen? Would you freak out and do everything you could to ensure your survival?

A band of those who did survive formed their own little community. It hadn’t been easy to survive and doing so was becoming more of a challenge as sources of food dwindled. But still, they hung together, not wanting to give up. To make matters even worse, black-eyed creatures resembling zombies pose a threat to them when they go out.

A group of survivors out scavenging for food and supplies finds one of these “zombies” that is different from all the rest. His eyes are silver instead of black. And he can speak. Thinking that maybe they can find out from this “zombie” what these things want from the humans, they drag him back to Outpost.

Things don’t go as these scavengers figured it would. What this “zombie” offers them isn’t anything like what they had expected. With this prisoner inside Outpost and an army of the “zombies” outside, things get very intense in a very short time.

When times are rough and everyone’s life is on the line, people can easily turn nasty and vicious. Those you thought were your friends are liable to turn against you and look out only for themselves. What was once thought to be harmless gossip is no longer so innocent.

This book has sort of a happy ending, but not everything is resolved. Some very important questions that I had are left unanswered. The second book in this series can’t come soon enough.

I was sent a copy of this apocalyptic thriller in exchange for an honest review. If you would like your own copy of this book, I’ve provided an Amazon link for you below.

Amazon link: Outpost

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Favorite Sentences:
Savagery had simply become a matter of self-preservation.

The smell of the fat man’s malodorous breath forced him to quickly face forward again and stifle a reply lest he gag on the stench.

He tripped and belly-flopped onto the pavement, skidding like a penguin until he stopped, and lay there moaning.

No work was being done, no food was being scavenged, no walls being fortified—and there was an army waiting outside the gate.

The concrete floor of Outpost’s food stores building was as pockmarked as a teenage boy’s cheeks.

New Words Learned:
gobbet – a lump or mass

palliative – relieving without curing

About the Author:
Matthew is originally from Brighton, Michigan. He now lives in Kentucky with his wife, two children, and their dog Elvis. He sings in a garage band with a group of friends- always rock ‘n’ roll- and absolutely loves a good movie.

His most popular novels, the Watchers series, have found their way onto over 50,000 Kindles, Nooks, and other eReaders.

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