This is an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it book.
A virus suddenly takes hold on an island population. They’re quickly cut off from the mainland and left to fend for themselves as one by one they die, go hungry and become desperate.
Only 6 people survive the virus. One of them is Kaelyn and this is her story.
She tells us the story via her journal that she is writing to her best friend Leo, who left the island a few weeks before the virus began. This is the only part that doesn’t really work for me. The Leo storyline seems contrived and Crewe keeps trying to make it significant right up to the very end.
But the rest is pure apocalyptic drama. It races along. People die by the truck-load. We see the best and worst of human nature.
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The only cure is to stay inside with a good book for company – and here is an excerpt of The way We Fall to get you started.