Title: The Fireman by Joe Hill
Release: 7th June 2016
Synopsis: Nobody knew where the virus came from.
FOX News said it had been set loose by ISIS, using spores that had been invented by the Russians in the 1980s. MSNBC said sources indicated it might’ve been created by engineers at Halliburton and stolen by culty Christian types fixated on the Book of Revelation. CNN reported both sides.
While every TV station debated the cause, the world burnt. Pregnant school nurse, HARPER GRAYSON, had seen lots of people burn on TV, but the first person she saw burn for real was in the playground behind the school.
A brilliantly suspenseful novel focusing on the impact of the world turning against you, and the terrifying knowledge that you could burn alive at any time.
This book has one of the most intriguing synopsis I’ve ever read, and it was something that I knew I would love instantly. The main narrative of the virus is brilliantly done, and is probably one of the most terrifying plots I’ve read. The fact that the virus could happen, and that no one can stop it once you have it is so scary, and it’s perfect for the novel.
I loved the characters, especially Harper – she is so strong and her determination to survive for herself and her baby is beautiful to read. There were so many characters that were introduced throughout the novel, but all of them bounced off each other so well. None of them felt like they were unnecessary, which can be difficult with novels that have a large amount of characters.
Just like with any other Joe Hill book, the writing style was absolutely immense and was paced perfectly. This was also the first ever Joe Hill book I have ever cried at, which was new!
An amazing novel that focuses on love, loss and the desperation of people who want to live – it is definitely one to pick up if you want to start reading some horror books!
You can buy The Fireman on Amazon UK here!