Dead Sea Synopsis: The city streets are no longer safe. They are filled instead with the living dead, rotting predators driven only by a need to kill and eat. Some of the living still struggle to survive, but with each passing day, their odds grow worse. Some survivors have fled, frantically searching for a place to escape, even briefly, the slaughter around them. For Lamar Reed and a handful of others, that safe haven is an old Coast Guard ship out at sea, with plenty of water between them and the zombies. These desperate survivors are completely isolated from the dangers of the mainland. But their haven will soon become a deathtrap, and they’ll learn that isolation can also mean no escape! – Goodreads
Dead Sea Review
Holy crap, this book disturbed me! Intelligent zombies don’t really do much for me in general, so I was happy to see Keene return to the Romero-style zombies. He does horror so very well. I shudder even now just thinking about this book. The pace is quick, but it’s balanced by serious thoughts/observations on the post-apocalyptic life.
It’s so well-written that it just unsettles you on a very basic level. Especially the ending. Sweet Circe, that ending will give you nightmares! (I know it did me!) It was surprisingly bleak. I actually loved that because, as I’ve said before, I love it when authors go with the unexpected. Brian Keene is definitely a talented author who excels at writing stories that linger in your brain (and gross you out). So, don’t read if you’re the type who has a bit of a weak stomach. Don’t read (obviously) if you’re not a zombie fan. However, if you are a zombie fan, you need to read Dead Sea. Stop what you’re doing and get your hands on a copy. You will not regret it!