Title: St. Matthews
Author: T. W. Piperbrook
Series: Contamination #0
Published: November 25, 2012 by Post Script Publishing
Price: $0.99 on Kindle
Blurb: St. Matthews, Arizona
The infection starts with Frank, one of the locals at the town bar. In just a few hours, it has consumed the entire town.
Dan Lowery, one of only four police officers in St. Matthews, soon realizes he is no match for the impending destruction. Violence and bloodshed litter the streets, and the infected roam freely. No one is safe here—not even his family.
Somewhere, someone knows what is happening, and about the horrors to come…but is it too late?
Review: Yes…if you notice it on my Goodreads for this book, it did take me five days to finish this short story. This short story that is under 100 pages. So, you’re probably thinking to yourself that I didn’t quite like this book, so why did I give it three stars?
Well, I actually did like this story. Finally, finally, I finished a book. This was read before I started re-reading the Carpathian series by Christine Feehan and I realized that I hadn’t actually put the reviews up on my blog. I have to play catch up with a couple of books, but that’s okay! Gives me something to do while I’m reading books I’ve already read and reviewed.
I do wish that it was more detailed in some places. I know, I know, it’s a short story. It’s under 100 pages and there’s only so much an author can put into it. While I do wish that, I am actually pretty okay with what I got. Reminded me of the R.L. Stine books, except with just a tad more detail than Mr. Stine’s.
I do feel like the plot twist was more for shock value and to let the readers know important information because it just felt like it came out of no where. Again, of course this is a short story and information needs to get out quickly, so I guess it’s a way to do it.
Usually I see the other players in the plot as a separate entity, I guess. I liked the way the author got the information to the readers, I just feel like I needed more time for that twist to really be impactful. I’m interested enough to go on, so that’s saying something for this book, just to see what might happen next.
Thank you for reading my review!
Starting small to rebuild reading momentum is smart. But it doesn’t take long. Bigger jumps are worth trying once that first 100 pages is done. Wish you the best with it. New follower.