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“They can run, but they can’t hide….

The end of the world has come. A horrific new disease has appeared and swiftly wiped out nearly the whole of mankind. Now four survivors – possibly the last four people alive – seek sanctuary in the remote countryside, hoping against hope that they can flee this terrible contagion which has destroyed everything in their lives.”

Foliage (Ghostly Shadows Shorts Book 1) by [Jameson, F.R.]

I got an ARC of this book.

This was a quick read, but it didn’t skimp on the horror. This is yet another great read from Jameson. This one told of an illness that seemed just downright disgusting and horrifying to endure. This is not a zombie tale, instead maybe it is a plant tale?

On page there are two graphic deaths. The deaths are gruesome in a way that I never expected. I was really grossed out. I loved it. The scream sealed the horror in for me though. The idea that the scream was always part of the sickness just made it so you couldn’t ignore what was happening around you. It was a really good, small detail.

That being said, I wish this was longer. I wanted to know more. I wanted to see what would happen. Did the MC make it through his whole storage of alcohol? Did he have to find more? Did he find someone else? I wish I had just a little bit more. It was a great read, but it was too short to give me a satisfied feeling sadly.

It really reminded me of one of the first bizarro stories I read. The one about the man and his suit made of cockroaches and how he met a man with a suit made of twinkies. I know they sound drastically different, but they had a similar feel to them. Something about them is just haunting and also extremely practical and shocking. I would love to see Jameson do a hardcore bizzao story.

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4 out of 5 stars. I would recommend this book.

You can buy the book here.

~Isaiah