From the comfort of my sofa

I just like to read! There is no greater pleasure than a peaceful house and a good book. I will read most genres but not sure I have the imagination to really "get" some science fiction and fantasy.

A truly modern tale that not have existed even ten years ago

Viral - Helen  Fitzgerald

It’s the book with THAT opening line, the one that I just HAD to read to see what the fuss was about.   Well, what an opening line it is but actually what a book it is, a truly modern tale that just could not have existed even ten years ago.  As a parent of late teens/early twenties boys, the summer holiday in the sun with friends has been a source of many sleepless nights for me over the last 5 or 6 years.  I have to say that if I was a parent starting to face these years I’d be very nervous about reading this!

All that said, this is an emotional roller-coaster that takes you on a family’s nightmare journey in a thoroughly modern world. It is scary, sad, emotional and authentic.   I can’t say I enjoyed it, it made me too nervous, but I can say that with or without the “killer” tag line, it’s definitely worth the read!

Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.