The post apocalyptic genre is a bit overplayed at times, especially if your catalyst involves zombies, disease, or a devastating war. The Link Between Us: Managing the Apocalypse by C.J. Boyle takes this tired premise and adds a new twist.
This book starts out innocently enough. An accidental discovery about the origins of humanity ends up spreading a mutagenic pathogen that changes half the population. From that point on, it becomes clear that something will go wrong!
Sure enough, things do go sideways, and soon you get to know a cadre of fleshed out characters in the quest to survive. I enjoyed being there from day one, to witness these imperfect beings struggle to survive. That imperfection after all what makes them human.
The story is fast paced, well thought out, and filled with character development. You will get to know them, love them, and may even cry when things go wrong!
I look forward to reading more from this author in the near future.