Delighted to share my review for the new release by Terry Tyler, The Visitor: A Post-Apocalyptic Murder Mystery
About the book
In 2024, a mystery virus ravages the entire world. ‘Bat Fever’ is highly contagious and one hundred per cent lethal.
A cottage tucked away in an isolated Norfolk village seems like the ideal place to sit out a catastrophic pandemic, but some residents of Hincham resent the arrival of Jack, Sarah and their friends, while others want to know too much about them.
What the villagers don’t know is that beneath Sarah’s cottage is a fully-stocked, luxury survival bunker. A post-apocalyptic ‘des res’.
Hincham isolates itself from the rest of the country, but the deaths continue―and not from the virus. There’s a killer on the loose, but is it a member of the much-depleted community, or somebody from outside? Paranoia is rife, as friend suspects friend, and everybody suspects the newcomers.
Most terrifying of all is that nobody knows who’s next on the list…
The Visitor is Terry Tyler’s twenty-second Amazon publication, and is set in the same world as her Project Renova series, while being a completely separate, stand-alone novel.
My review for the book December 5th 2020
I am familiar with the world that Terry Tyler has created following the virus of 2024 which has decimated the UK population, and have enjoyed all the books in the series and the spinoffs.
Although the the world is therefore not unknown, there is an added twist to the sense of fear and foreboding that is felt by the survivors in this book. It is not just the ‘Bat Fever’ they have to be afraid of. Taking advantage of the situation is a serial killer, remorseless and without mercy, working their way through a small community desperately trying to survive the pandemic.
The author offers up a number of perspectives from the lead characters about their daily lives in this close knit community, and also the occasional word from the killer who is hiding in plain sight. Already suspicious of their neighbours, theories are rife, and secrets are discovered that might offer up motives for the deaths fracturing the trust between them. Normal emotions become distorted including love and friendship, and as one by one the killings continue, the fear becomes as contagious as the virus. The villagers are facing danger on all fronts, from foraging for essential supplies in violence ridden towns, to the terror on their own doorstep.
As always Terry Tyler serves up excellent characters and provides a flowing narrative in this post ‘bat fever’ thriller, set in a time so close to our own pandemic and unnervingly close to home. It is hard not to draw parallels and edge towards a ‘prepper’ mentality, but I certainly will be checking my doors and windows are locked before I go to bed at night.
Recommended for those who enjoy a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
About Terry Tyler
Terry Tyler is the author of twenty-one books available from Amazon, the latest being ‘Wasteland’, the sequel to ‘Hope’. She is currently working on ‘The Visitor’, a post-apocalyptic murder mystery set in the same world as her Project Renova series. Proud to be independently published, she is also an avid reader and book reviewer, and a member of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team.
Terry is a Walking Dead addict, and has a great interest in history (particularly 14th-17th century), and all things post-apocalyptic/sociological/cultural/anthropological, generally. She loves South Park, Netflix binges, and going for long walks in quiet places where there are lots of trees. She lives in the north east of England with her husband.
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you have enjoyed my review of Terry’s book and will head over to Amazon to check out all of her work.. thanks Sally.