After six months at the stadium, the survivors have built up enough supplies to make a permanent home there. In that time just two newcomers have joined them. For the rest of the time...nothing. No danger. No threats...nothing. Helen should have been relaxed but something still bugged her. She couldn't rid herself of the feeling that the group were not out of the woods yet. Old threats haunt her dreams.
No power. No internet. No phones. No clue what has happened and worst of all, no people. The few survivors are alone, stuck in a world where everything they have come to rely on is taken away in the blink of an eye. Gary, the businessman, in a second chance relationship, trapped with no transport 150 miles from his new partner and desperate to find her.
Bloodied and bruised, the group abandon the camp and head inland looking for a place of safety, somewhere permanent that they can build into a place for life for them all. Facing an ancient peril on the way and a new threat in the weather, the battle is on to reach their chosen destination. New arrivals add to their numbers but could they pose a threat to the delicate balance of the tiny band of survivors?
The world looks the same as it ever was but is changed forever. Having found each other, the tiny group of survivors must stick together as they head towards the coast. Gary, driven by his desire to find Anna and driven to distraction by the necessarily slow pace, pushes the group onward. Danger on the road is just around the corner but the group also need to battle their own fears and the vagaries of the weather to reach their goal.
Finally, there is a chance to rest and take a breather after cataclysmic events on their arrival at the end of their immediate journey. The group must decide whether to stay together or to go their own separate ways. In the meantime a supplies trip to the nearest large town brings a danger from the recent past back to the present and death stalks the group again just as relationships between members of the group take root and begin to blossom.