'Lebbon is quite simply the most exciting new name in horror for years.' - SFX Magazine.
THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT HAS CHANGED FOREVER. THE REASON IS COLDBROOK. The facility lay deep in Appalachian Mountains, a secret laboratory called Coldbrook.
Its scientists had achieved the impossible: a gateway to a new world.
Theirs was to be the greatest discovery in the history of mankind, but they had no idea what they were unleashing.
With their breakthrough comes disease and now it is out and ravaging the human population.
The only hope is a cure and the only cure and the only cure is genetic resistance: an uninfected person amongst the billions dead.
In the chaos of destruction there is only one person that can save the human race.
But will they find her in time?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 656 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 11/10/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099571568
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Review by jan.fleming
THE REASON IS COLDBROOK
In a hidden research facility, deep in the Appalachian Mountains, a team of scientists achieve the impossible. They create a portal to an alternate Earth. Just as they are celebrating their success, however, something comes through the portal and unleashes a plague of the undead that threaten to wipe out the human race. Only one woman seems to be immune, but there are millions of walking corpses between her and the team of scientists who hope she can provide a cure.
Been a long time since I dipped my toe into anything remotely Sci fi (apart from Ready Player One which doesn’t count) and I was pleasantly surprised.
Coldbrook is a page turning mash up of post apocalypse zombies, quantum physics, multi-universes and scientists making the usual bad decisions regarding the planet and the rest of us.
I cannot review it fully as far too many spoilers involved but it really is a thoughtful novel and did make me ponder several of the ideas explored within the story. Characters were well written and very human; the role of the family and wider community plays a huge part in this novel making it expectedly emotional in places.
A lot of reviewers are reminded of Stephen King in his middle period and I can see that in the road trip section of the novel….there are a couple of set pieces that are still in my mind
Fast paced, intelligent and makes for very compelling reading