Dr. Everett Berning and his team seek refuge in the underground lab in the Ozark Mountains. The first week after the collapse of civilization, those who made it out alive struggle against the odds to survive.
Only a handful escaped the devastation in their hometown of Malvern, Arkansas, and they grapple with the new reality. Tired, frightened, and mourning the loss of loved ones, they attempt to regroup and cope with the life-altering changes.
When one suffers a debilitating injury, they are thrust into a tenuous relationship with Dr. Berning's group. Other survivors battle the odds as they flee treacherous cities destroyed by the government and crawling with reanimated corpses.
Unfortunately, they all are about to discover the roaming dead aren't the only threat they face. As the world plummets into darkness, things will never be the same. Ever.
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The groups of survivors are going to have to work together if they are going to survive this zombie filled world. It’s not just the zombies they have to worry about. You have a government and military that is running around with the last orders of leaders that have disappeared and may or may not still be alive. They you have the worst of people that do whatever they please. The groups are going to come together and power is going to shift through them. Some people are going to rise to and others are going to be left behind. I had some questions that were answered in Tainted Future but then I was left with new ones. I was left reeling after the end of Tainted Reality and with the group dynamics I was still off balance. I really like this series. It’s a fresh twist on a zombie story yet the same when it comes to the trials survivors face. I admit that I’m so used to trilogies that I didn’t expect another book to come. But with the ending of Tainted Future I can’t wait to see what Ashley Fontainne is going to put her group of survivors through next. I received Tainted Future from Silver Dagger Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
This part of the story picks up where book two left off, the series is not done yet there will be a book four. I feel you should read/listen to the whole series to really get the full impact, however I think you can read each book pretty much as a standalone and not feel lost at least not too much. This one starts off with them in the mountains and finding dead bodies with men they feel are military. They are in need of more food and most make a trip to bring some back. There are more deaths and some of the questions you have will be answered. They really find out more than they wanted to and find there is more than undead to fear. Rebecca Roberts narration is wonderful I really like this narrator from her wonderful many different voices to the emotion she puts into her stories. Her male voices are just as great as her female ones. She has a smooth sexy voice you could listen to all day. Her male characters are rough, tough and strong. I am so amazed that she can do so many voices so wonderfully. Her tones never leave you guessing to the emotion each person is feeling. You can hear the fear, how scared they are from her voice. I heard no background noises or any place where the audio is louder than other places. There are no repeats of words just a clear clean audio that sounds wonderful that will leave you hanging on every word. If you haven’t listened to anything by this narrator I recommend you do she is very talented. Her voice is very powerful and emotions run deep. I am sure you will love her as much as I do. I enjoyed this installment very much, people get hurt, they learn more about each other sticking together, fighting between their selves as well as others they come across. There are a few twists that will surprise you as well as a little humor. Some love ones are lost and knew friends are gained as well as more to fear. Traps are set and others trap their selves. I thought this would be the last book but it isn’t. As for me the undead are getting a little old. Don’t get me wrong it is a great series just running out of interesting things to hold your attention. I am looking forward to the next book I still have unanswered questions. I feel this series has been well worth my time, it is interesting and does pull you in with your heart beating double time at each new obstacle they come across. I held my breath a time or two, even talked and yelled at a few characters. There were characters I really like and some not so much. It was interesting to see who and what they military men were and what role they play. Maybe the Doc they found will find the curer before they all end up dead or undead.