Virus, Paperback
2.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Lois Larkin should not have taken her class to the woods for the field trip.

Preoccupied by the betrayal of her fiance she never even notices when little James Walker doesn't get back on the bus. Suddenly the quiet, prosperous town of Corpus Christi is plunged into tragedy and united in shock ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost stories
  • ISBN: 9780755333745



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Review by
Virus is frightening, creepy, and definitely not to be read at night. The characters and plot are very believable, as are the actions of many of the residents of Corpus Christi. The story itself is easy to read but difficult to put down. With a style reminiscent of early Stephen King, Virus delivers genuine tension and thrills as well as a desire to continue reading. This book is a scary read and highly recommended. Langlan is an author to watch in future. I genuinely believe we will see good things from her.
Review by

Virus is a short story masquerading as a novel where the plot centres around a virus, of psychological power, or potentially of the realm of the supernatural. Each chapter is a struggle to complete as the myriad of characters meander off-plot almost incessantly, with their histories told usually paragraphs before they expire, which somewhat removes any page-turning qualities. There are striking similarities to her previous book, The Keeper, which unfortunately carried the same issues (and some similar parts of the plot too). Overall, Virus has no likeable characters, at times is hard to follow and ultimately offers little reward for actually getting through it.