TBR Reviewer: Kim
Set in a submarine that spends most of the novel underwater, the claustrophobia and paranoia were very evident and tangible. It was a zombie novel essentially but the zombie action didn't come in until very nearly the end. The first three quarters of the book were getting to know the characters and their various agendas. I loved the dynamics of the two crews open hostility towards each other, until the end when they had no choice but work together towards a common goal. The action was slow paced to begin with but that was alright because it gave me time to sort out the characters and who was who before it then took off, and boy did it take off! The last quarter of the book was relentless and left me gasping at the explosive ending. I recommend this for zombie lovers and non lovers alike as the zombies are somewhat secondary to the rest of the story.
I really enjoyed Z Boat, this is a highly Recommended novel!
He heard a loud pop and then a splashing noise. Ally released the emergency seal. He needed to hurry. They needed to destroy this sub. Sinking it wasn’t enough. He pulled himself up a few more steps and made it to the landing. Marcus and Ally were talking. He yelled in an attempt to get their attention. “Marcus, Ally we need to sink Betty …” Ivan’s voice gave out, and he slumped against the wall.
He heard someone approaching him, and Ally came into his line of sight. She held a gun and
stared at him with hard eyes.
“I don’t know, but it does not matter right now. You need to blow the sub. Sinking it will not be enough.”
“Where’s Iain?” Marcus stood behind her in a protective stance.
“I don’t know. I think, in all the chaos, they might have gotten him.”
Ivan watched as Ally stood up and wrapped her arms around Marcus. Part of him wanted to ask her to shoot him now, before he turned. He couldn’t do it, though. A miniscule part of him hoped he just had a bad injury and would make it out of this alive.