Released: June 2014
Peter Stenson’s debut novel has everything a good zombie book should have: revolting walking dead, barren streets, gut-wrenching twists and disgustingly gruesome deaths, but with one major difference – the survivors are meth addicts and instead of venturing off to find food and water, they spend their time in search of their next hit.
The blurb of this fantastic novel says it all:
‘When Chase sees the little girl in umbrella socks savaging the Rottweiler, he’s not too concerned. As someone who’s been smoking meth every day for as long as he can remember, he’s no stranger to such horrifying, drug-fuelled hallucinations. But as he and his fellow junkies discover, this little girl is no illusion – the end of the world really has arrived.’
What follows is a tale of a young man realising that, rather ironically, armageddon is actually his last chance to turn his life around, to become the hero and get the girl (who is in fact his ex).
Fiend promises a jaw-dropping, breath-taking, stomach-churning joyride which throws the reader between laugh-out loud moments and panic-inducing drama that will have your heart quivering in your throat with pure fear.
For fans of zombies, apocalyptic adventures, 28 Days Later, Breaking Bad or The Road, prepare to have your mind blown as Stenson successfully encapsulates all of the above in one gripping book.
Not for the faint-hearted, this is the zombie book to end all zombie books.