Red Hill review by Jamie Mcguire

Apocalypse / zombies


Title: Red Hill

Author: Jamie Mcguire

Series: Standalone

Publisher: Simon and Shulster

Source: Brought from Kobo

The Synopsis

For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals.

When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy—an enemy who no longer remembers what it’s like to be human.

Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you’d die for becomes the one who could destroy you?

Red Hill grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go until its stunning conclusion. This is #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best.


My Thoughts

This book is every mothers worst nightmare, Something terrible happening and being unable to reach your children.  The day the shit hits the fan, Scarlets daughters are visiting their father and Scarlet is at work, the outbreak is slow to publicize at first it is just a mention on the news and later as Scarlet is working at the hospital people start coming in with this mystery illness, at first it is just a disease Scarlet panics a bit but then the dead rise and the panic for everyone sets in.  For all our Main Characters Scarlet, Nathan and his daughter and Miranda and her friends their only thoughts are to head to the country away from the infected in the cities and try to reunite with their loved ones.

I loved how all the characters are joined by fate, their lives are inexplicably drawn to each other even though they don’t realise it and in the end they all end up in the same place Red Hill, Scarlet never gives up hope that their children will find their way to her at red hill. I found this part of the story heartbreaking, as a mother it is the worst scenario, she knows her young children know the way but with so many people dead and plenty of zombies between their father’s house and Red hill she has to believe they will come.  So with the help of others they go out for some zombie ass kicking fun.

The stories are more realistic than most zombie stories you really get a deep feel for the characters although some characters I found there was drama where it didn’t really make sense, which was one thing I didn’t  like about the novel when a story line happens for a while finally gets good and then it is a waste when someone dies straight away. It makes you feel like what was the point?

But other than that I enjoyed this story it is a gritty story of survival and hope and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Zombie Apocalyptic novels but with a human depth to it.



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