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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
Dr. Vincent Masterson and his fellow scientist are commissioned with a huge amount of money by the military to revolutionize a compound to create super soldiers. Under pressure for the success of the secret project, the scientists give their very best. Unfortunately, the serum turns living things into a flesh eating zombies. Chaos occurs and survivors are struggling to keep themselves alive. This leads to another dangerous species to come out from hiding, which may or may not be a good thing for humankind. Good Intentions is the first installment of The Dead War Series by D.N. Simmons.
Frankly there is an overabundance of zombie stories for readers these days, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but some variety won’t hurt. Good Intentions is a revolutionary take on zombies that blends fast-paced action and mystery perfectly. It is, ironically, an exuberant, well-paced story that leaves readers wanting more, while still being a self-contained horror adventure that will please readers who just want to relax with a fun book. It is definitely worth noting that D.N. Simmons has put her own spin on the urban horror fiction genre by including vampires in it. The story is intensely gripping; Simmons is absolutely superb at world-building, adding in little details and human touches that make this fresh zombie genre an absolute delight to read.
Overall, a quick read that has all the necessary elements for readers to sink their teeth into. Although the novel leaves a frustrating cliffhanger, no doubt the promise of an answer lies in the sequel.