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Book Review

Erupting Trouble
by Grace Hamilton

#1 in EMP Catastrophe

Category:  Dystopian Fiction

Average Rating:  2.0

When the lights go out in America, this separated family must battle to survive...

Matthew Riley wants to believe that people will come together in times of great struggle, but as panic and chaos set in after a massive EMP event, he has to face the fact that the only people he can trust are his family. His ailing father, David, an Army vet, has the skills the Riley family needs to survive in the dark new world, but with no medication for his heart condition on hand, keeping him alive may be an impossible task as they journey home from what was supposed to be a simple day trip.

She'll keep her daughter safe and reunite her family...

Kathleen doesn't share her husband's optimistic view of humanity. When the power goes out during a visit to her brother in prison, she and her teenage daughter will need to find their way out and start the long journey back to Galena, IL, in the hope they can reunite with the rest of their family.

They'll defend their home...

With the rest of the Riley family gone, it's up to Ruth and her grandson, Patton, to keep their newly renovated hotel safe for the family they know is coming their way. But food is running low and some see an elderly woman and a pre-teen boy as easy pickings.

In a broken civilization the only way to survive is strength in numbers. One family is determined to work together in this new world, but will they be able to defend themselves against desperate survivors?


[2021-09-28 23:42:13]

Rating:  2

This story is like all the others in this genre. It's a tired, old plot with underdeveloped, mostly unlikable characters and no real substance to the storey. Worst of all, it's unfinished.

Matthew E. Berry performs well enough, but there's no way I can recommend a book that is incomplete.

Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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