Although this is the third book in its series, it is the first story I’ve read by Ian Woodhead. With that said, this book works well on its own, with a decently rounded story arc, good characters and great prose. The narration slides from gruesome to tongue-in-cheek witty, to dark and sexy with ease.
I felt that the zombies were well done. The children were very creepy, as were the scenes with the human “pets”. The ending felt a lot like slamming full-speed into a brick wall, although the Afterward helped me to be more forgiving of it. If you like zombie survival horror, you should check out this series. I give it four stars.