I was very (very) pleasantly surprised by this book. When I first read the description, my reaction was 'Okay. Yet ANOTHER zombie story.' and prepared myself for a decent but not incredible read. The depth of character from both before our protagonist transitions into a zombie is absolutely amazing. (At that point having changed in to a being with two consciousnesses simultaneously existing as both the woman she was and the monster she has become.) The book is written so beautifully as to be almost poetic.
I will be looking forward to any future works by this author as well as the narrator. This book has all the makings of a classic. Think along the lines of Thomas Hardy, Mary Shelley and Emily Bronte.