Reviewed by Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite
We've all heard the hoax rumors and conspiracy theories about whether or not we actually did land on the moon in 1969. Ian McClellan takes this theory to a whole other level in One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel. In this book, the U.S. government, with the help of a troubled movie director, fakes the moon landing so the country and the rest of the world do not realize what is actually happening in a small city: a zombie apocalypse. Meanwhile, a bar owner, some of his regulars, a couple of mobsters, some Army Rangers, and a dysfunctional family of four form an unlikely alliance to fight off these undead creatures who seemed to have reanimated with the sole purpose of eating human beings, something that is unheard of to these people. Will they be able to survive while the government tries to pull off the ultimate hoax?
As a huge zombie apocalypse fan who has seen the best and the worst of it, I tend to be very selective in my zombie reading material. When I read the synopsis of One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel, I jumped at the chance to read it. Ian McClellan puts a very unique twist on what could have been a typical zombie story. Aside from the awesome concept of the government faking the moon landing to hide the zombie apocalypse, the story is entertaining and suspenseful with a little humor and some very gruesome scenes. Basically, it was the perfect book. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and the plot is so unpredictable. Every time I thought I knew how it was going to end, I was wrong. I was so disappointed when it ended because I just wanted to keep reading. I am definitely a fan and can't wait to read more from this brilliant writer.