Hunger by Perrin Briar
Author: Perrin Briar
Published: Dec. 14, 2017
Review: ebook for free on Amazon
Lies aren’t just dangerous. They’re deadly.
John is a loving husband and father. He takes his daughter swimming every weekend. He tells her stories to coax her to sleep every night. He often buys his wife wine and bouquets of flowers… All to disguise the guilt.
John is secretly living two lives. And this time, it’s going to bite him on the ass. Literally.
He’s with his bit-on-the-side when victims of a deadly virus spill across the entrance of his hotel. Trapped, he has no way to get back to his family to protect them.
Can he escape and get to them before it’s too late? Or will he remain trapped with his mistress? A mistress with a dark and sinister secret…
As anyone who knows what I enjoy reading will know that I love a good zombie book. I have read books by this author before and I have really enjoyed his stories. They are full of good and steady action along with good characters.
In Hunger I knew I would be getting a good story and with it being a novella I was just hoping it would be good and not leave with a cliffhanger. Not only does the cover look amazing but the story was pretty darn good and I was able to finish it in one setting.
We are introduced to John who really loves his little girl but doesn't want to bring himself to divorce the wife he doesn't really love anymore. We see what happens to John when what is suppose to be a one night stay with his mistress becomes a nightmare.
It seems that a virus has become unleashed onto the world though we are never told how it was unleashed just that it takes weeks to truly show itself in the person. A man's actions will come to bite him but not in the way he is hoping.
If you are looking for a short read that involves zombies check it.
Perrin Briar is an English author best-known for his Blood Memory series, black comedy Keeping Mum, and revenge tale Square. He was born in Huntingdon, grew up in Norfolk, graduated from Bournemouth, worked in London, and then chucked it all in to live in South Korea.
He has written for BBC radio, and worked in the production and development departments of the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.