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Monday, August 8, 2011

Review: Drowning in the Dark by Allison Karras

Drowning in the Dark
by Allison Karras
Series: The Demon Walks, Book 1
Available Now by You Come Too Publishing
My Format: e-Book
Source: Author for review

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There’s a demon walking the streets of Freeport. And only teenager Samantha Carver can stop it. It’s hard to outrun your past. But that’s what Sam thought she could do. After moving to a sleepy town on the Oregon coast to live with relatives, she thought she was safe. She thought she could be someone different. She thought she could be a normal teenage girl. However, the quiet coastal town of Freeport is no refuge. After a girl at the high school is brutally murdered, the police believe Samantha’s cousin and best friend, Terry, is responsible.

But Samantha knows what her friends, teachers, and the police don’t. The murderer isn’t human. Samantha has seen this before. Too many times. She has witnessed the dead rise from their graves and do unspeakable things. She carries the scars on her skin and the sorrow in her soul to prove it.The evil that she thought she had left behind in the rotting graveyards of her past is still stalking her.

Will Samantha be able to save Terry, Freeport, and herself from the malevolent power that threatens to rip her world apart? Or will she succumb under a surging tide of evil and drown in the growing darkness that surrounds her?

Zombies are real and they know Samantha’s name. Ever since she was bit when she was young she has been able to detect them when they are in the area. This are not just the mindless zombies…these zombies are possessed by an evil spirit and are hell-bent on destruction. Samantha always thought she was alone in this world since her father died but now that she has moved to live with her aunt and uncle, Belinda and James and their adopted son, Terry. When a student is murdered, Terry is the prime suspect and Samantha knows he didn’t do it, a zombie did. But this is different, she didn’t feel this one coming and now she is worried. Lucky for her, Shane Damon, has come to town to help. He too was bit and can feel them. Together they hope to stop this evil from spreading.

Drowning in the Dark took me completely by surprise. This twist on the zombie story makes for a fascinating read. Karras throws a few twist and turns to keep things interesting and a fast-paced read. Recommended for young adult zombie lovers!




Jenny Q said...

I haven't read a zombie novel yet, but this sounds good!