Ginger Nuts of Horror
Bracken MacLeod is one of the fastest rising stars of the genre. He might not admit that but it's very true. I've been reading him a long time and it's been my pleasure to watch this happen.
Come To Dust is the story of a man named Mitch. Accidental guardian to his little niece, Sophie. Her mother abandoning her to his care was the best thing to happen to the man. The anchor he needed to get and keep his act together. He's even started to work on that withered love life of his. Then tragedy strikes and Sophie dies tragically.
Soon after, dead children the world over begin to raise from the dead, with no real reason. Sophie comes back as well. After Mitch and his new girlfriend free her from the morgue and strive for a normal life they find it an impossibility. And things spiral and grow weirder and wilder.
I know, you saw "Dead rising" and went all "Ugh, another zombie book!?" Stop it! I mean it. Bracken really nails this thing and while, yes, at its core it is about the Z- things, it also is not. This is a novel drenched in loss and grief. Forged in hurt and hate, both outward and inward. It is every parent's nightmare and it's a gut-puncher. The prose is poetic and horrific. There is one particular description of rising children that still haunts me and I read this a few months ago. Made me shiver! A fantastic read and one that demands your attention.
Come To Dust is available from Trepidato Publishing.