Some call it The Long Silence, others The Hush. Whatever it is, the world has gone quiet. No electricity, no engines, most of the people gone. There are survivors, small groups enduring as best they can in a seemingly abandoned world.
At night, the landscape glows with unnatural light. The stillness is broken by the desolate cries of the lost population, returning now to search for...no one knows what. What is certain, though, is that those they drag into the shadows do not return.
The Veil contains the final testaments of two disparate groups; a band of survivalists barricaded into a single block of an American city, and a young family hiding in a remote part of the English countryside.
But there are enemies among the survivors too, using the cataclysm to serve their own desires. If the end of the world can't cleanse the human heart, what reason can there be to continue?
I know people say don't judge a book by it's cover but I did just that. I figure if the author will spend money for good cover art, he'll do the same for a good narrator. I listened to the sample and loved it. Chris Barnes is quite obviously Scottish! To me, it added to the narration. Barnes did an excellent job with the narration. Great with all the characters and emotions. I thought it was a little weird having a male narrator for the first testament since the lead character was female. It was odd hearing a guy talk about being on his period lol. He did such a good job that it really didn't take away from the story at all.
Each testament is it's own story, both set in the same apocalypse. Joseph D'Lacey wrote to excellent tales! The characters were very relatable, which probably isn't good considering the situation lol. Not your typical zombie story either. Although I never found out what made the planet lose power and never found out exactly what the enemy was, it didn't matter. Sometimes the end comes before we can figure it out. Great book! I plan to check out more from this author and narrator!
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