#Review: Patient Zero by Terry Tyler @TerryTyler4

Patient Zero - Terry Tyler

If you’ve missed my reviews of earlier books in this series check them out by following the links below:

Book One: Tipping Point
Book Two: Lindisfarne

Description

The year is 2024.
A mysterious virus rages around the UK.
Within days, ‘bat fever’ is out of control.
Patient Zero is a collection of nine short stories featuring minor characters from the post apocalyptic Project Renova series. All stories are completely ‘stand alone’.

1. Jared: The Spare Vial
Jared has two vaccinations against the deadly virus: one for him, one for a friend…

2. Flora: Princess Snowflake
The girl with the perfect life, who believes in her father, the government, Christian charity and happy endings.

3. Jeff: The Prepper
What does a doomsday ‘prepper’ do when there is nothing left to prepare for?

4. Karen: Atonement
She ruined her sister’s last day on earth, and for this she must do penance.

5. Aaron: #NewWorldProblems
Aaron can’t believe his luck; he appears to be immune. But his problems are far from over.

6. Ruby: Money To Burn
Eager to escape from her drug dealer boyfriend’s lifestyle, Ruby sets off with a bag filled with cash.

7. Meg: The Prison Guard’s Wife
Meg waits for her husband to arrive home from work. And waits…

8. Evie: Patient Zero
Boyfriend Nick neglects her. This Sunday will be the last time she puts up with it. The very last time.

9. Martin: This Life
Life after life has taught the sixty year old journalist to see the bigger picture.

Tipping Point and Lindisfarne are the first two full length novels in the Project Renova series. A third will be available around late spring/early summer 2018.

Review

Patient Zero is a fabulous idea and so wonderfully executed. Terry Tyler has taken some of the bit part characters mentioned in the earlier novels and given us their back-story. Told us how they got to the point where we meet them in the novels, or what happened after they leave us.

What I found reading these stories was that just like with the main novels, this series is all about the people, as I delved into each of these stories I became engrossed in the characters, what happened to them, why it happened, how could certain things have been avoided or changed?

Some of the characters I remembered better than others, some clearly, some not at all, regardless I was completely engrossed in their stories. It was also clear that you don’t need to have read the first two books to enjoy these stories. They are completely standalone and would be suitable for you to pick up and read with no prior knowledge of this world. This is also a short read, it took me just over an hour to read this fantastic post-apocalyptic book.

Terry Tyler is a fantastic author and these are some great stories to keep you going.

Rating

Book & Buy Links

TitlePatient Zero
Series: Project Renova #3
Author: Terry Tyler
Genre: Dystopia | Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 10 November 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 120
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

4 comments

  • You’re an angel, Claire, what a lovely surprise! You saw the book just as I wanted it to be seen, I think…. when I was writing Tipping Point, in particular, I kept thinking, ‘hang on, there’s a story there!’ – like what happened to the wife of the prison guard who Wedge killed, who was waiting for him to come home?

    The whole idea came about in the first draft of Tipping Point when I mentioned ‘Patient Zero’ Nick, having a drink with Greg and Aaron, who died 9 months later in a fight over 3 litres of water. Every time I read that line when I was redrafting, I thought, I think I need to write about that….! Also, I wanted to write the back story of Flora and Martin, in particular, as they are main characters in the 3rd book.

    Okay, I’ll shut up now 😉

    Thank you xx

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