Book Review: Addiction & Pestilence

Title: Addiction & Pestilence

Author: Edmund Kelly




Addiction & Pestilence is a gritty, fast paced, post-apocalyptic thriller that has been called, “Hauntingly Entertaining”. In this modern retelling of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, “The characters bring the story to life” as they struggle to survive the wrath of an ominous dark shadowy figure who is releasing the Horsemen. Eventually the first horseman is set free and unleashes a great pestilence (plague) unto the earth.
As the country comes to a grinding halt, can Drew Murphy, a former Marine and EMT, overcome his addiction to alcohol and survive the long journey home to Boston from Florida? Can he get home in time to save his family? Can others, who suffer from addiction also survive or will they succumb as society disintegrates?


My review:

4/5 Stars

~I received a free copy for my honest review~

So, wow, this is an amazing book! This is a post-apocalyptic tale that focuses on a handful of characters going through rough patches in their lives. A drug addiction, a divorce, and a deadly virus that’s sweeping the world. With so many characters, the book never gets dull. As the plot picks up, the four horsemen of the apocalypse are introduced, focusing on the white one as he spreads evil and pestilence. The writing is gripping and will catch and hold your attention. My only real beef with this book is that some areas seemed to throw information at me. The part introducing the virus in particular. That’s just my pet peeve.

If you’re a fan of Stephen King’s The Stand, you’ll love this book!

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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