Another Story in Print and a Review of “Dead Stop” by D. Nathan Hilliard
Hello ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the Casa!
It has been a month since I’ve been able to chat with you all, and I hope that this finds you all well. Since you last heard from me, the e-book anthology “Tasteful Murders”, which includes my flash story “Dinner Party”, was released on Amazon. It contains 43 nuggets of murder and mayhem that can appease even the most finickiest of palates, and all for the low price of $0.99. Pick up your copy today by clicking here.
In keeping with the theme of horror and eateries, this week’s book review is “Dead Stop” by D. Nathan Hilliard. The dead rise from their graves and head to the nearest sign of life, a well-lit truck stop. Their movements are slow and weak at first, but the more people they consume, the stronger and more formidable they become. The best way to describe the book is Zac Snyder’s “Dawn of the Dead” remake meets “Maximum Overdrive”.
I found it very difficult to put this book down. The pacing of the story felt just right and it was interesting to see a zombie story where, not only is the cause discovered, it isn’t due to a virus or something artificial like technology. I also found it interesting that the author decided to not have a zombie bite or scratch be an automatic death sentence. If there were any faults in this story, it was in some of the character development. There were some character’s in the story who I thought needed to have some more of their story brought out more. I also thought that there seemed to be a spot or two in the story where something was built up, only for it to never materialize. It was for those reasons I give this book a 3.25 out of 5. You can find it on Amazon by clicking here.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I must bid you adieu for the week. There is a story just begging to be written. Until next week…
Donald “D.J.” Pitsiladis