Mason's mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground, and everyone he knows is killed. Aries survives an earthquake aftershock on a bus, and thinks the worst is over when a mysterious stranger pulls her out of the wreckage, but she’s about to discover a world changed forever. Clementine, the only survivor of an emergency town hall meeting that descends into murderous chaos, is on the run from savage strangers who used to be her friends and neighbors. And Michael witnesses a brutal road rage incident that is made much worse by the arrival of the police--who gun down the guilty party and then turn on the bystanding crowd.
Some people may like this book, but I couldn’t get through it. Not because it was poorly written, but because it somehow struck a nerve of fear/disgust that resonated through my entire being, making me physically ill.
Take that as you will. If you are looking for a book that is written with such strength on subjects such as rape, mass murder, bombings, and mass hysteria, that it makes some readers sick. Then this could be the book for you. Personally I’ve ream more gruesome books, and even on related subject matter, but for some reason the combination of the characters, the subjects, the writing, and the vividness of the details struck home with me and I wasn’t able to finish.
Overall not my cup of tea, but because I didn’t finish I’ll refrain from giving a rating.