Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Plague by Lisa Hinsley: My Review

Plague (Blurb from Goodreads)  A new strain of bubonic plague is diagnosed in London. Before it can be contained it spreads through the population, faster and more deadly than anyone could have imagined. Three weeks is all it takes to decimate the country.

Johnny tells Liz not to phone the NHS when their young son starts to show symptoms. But she ignores him and a few hours later the army arrives and boards them into their house.

Now Nathan is dying and there is nothing they can do to help him. Hours pass like weeks as their little boy grows weaker and weaker. All Liz wants is that they die with some dignity but the authorities refuse to help. Then the broadband dies and the phones stop working. Cut off from the world and boarded into their house, the family try their best to cope. But there is nothing they can do to stop the plague.

UK Vine Voice and Top 50 Reviewer Shaun Horrigan said: Plague is one of, if not the best story I have read so far this year.



MY REVIEW
My rating: 4 stars

Thank goodness for the little glimmer of hope this novel ends with – small though it is! For me this book instigated a non-stop reading session, and almost caused DH to venture into the unfamiliar territory that is known as our kitchen so he could scrounge himself dinner. Nothing, absolutely nothing was going to divert my attention from this story once I started reading. It is that good and that terrifying! Continue reading

Reviewed by Laurie-J
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