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: 15/11/2007
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9780755333745
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Review by seldombites
Review by SonicQuack
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.