Source: For review
Six months after an Influenza Pandemic swept across the globe, the world is starting to emerge from quarantine. But Pestilence Free Day is short-lived. For an unseen enemy has just been unleashed.
Five people. Seven days.
A brilliant scientist with an apocalyptic forecast
A soldier that needs an enemy to fight
A college student venturing into a changed world
An insurance salesman who exploits every opportunity
A juvenile delinquent desperate to leave his past behind.
For me there is too many books out at the minute focusing on the concept of an influenza pandemic. The concept of this novel was interesting and well though out and for me that part of the novel stood out when compared to other novels out at the minute concerning the same basic plot.
However I feel the characters were not fully developed enough to allow the reader to relate to them. At times I felt like the influenza pandemic was the main focus of the novel and the characters it affected were just there because they had to be.
The ending for me was rushed as if the author just wanted the novel to be finished.
Overall it was an interesting concept and a good basic plot but for me it just didn’t stand out when compared to other novels out at the minute dealing with the same concept.