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Publisher's Summary

Note: Please be aware that while there are no scenes of rape, there are scenes of attempted or perceived rape. Trigger warning for scenes of torture and physical abuse.

It's been months since the zombie outbreak took over America, and Alex Duncan is slipping.

She's the leader her father always prepared her to become, but now life is about more than survival...she's the only one who can lead her family into a new future, and the pressure is on to make a new beginning.

Alex is barely keeping her head above water when she's taken by a local gang. The worst of society has come together to create a horrifying place of carnage during the apocalypse, and Alex has been dragged right in the middle of it.

The Duncan family must unite to save Alex. They won't stop until Alex is rescued...or until all of them are dead.

Afterward, the Duncan family will never be the same.

Author Courtney Konstantin creates a dark and thrilling post-apocalyptic novel in Torment. This sci-fi zombie thriller is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat as the bonds of family and the sickness of the human condition is explored.

©2019 Courtney Konstantin (P)2020 Podium Audio

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A zombie book lacking in zombies

My husband and I have listened to the whole series that lead up to this book, and we were very disappointed in the direction the author took in this installment. This book barely involved the characters interacting with the undead, and mostly focused on the group of survivors that have assembled over the series. While that would have been ok, the choice to then center the story around a drug dealer who is sex trafficking women (and sometimes going into graphic detail) was just too much. We had enjoyed the series up to this point, but are seriously considering not buying future books by this author because of our disappointment with this one.

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This book was awful on so many levels.

I really hated this book. I excused the use of a not name for her villain "The Suit" in the first three books, but now the noble lord? She ruined a good series with this crap storyline. It's such a lazy move in the writing. The breakdown of society would create war lords, but this is what was written?

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This series has been 50/50 for me.

The first book wasn’t great but I was told that they got better. I really liked the second and third books. The writing for Alex just so poor. She’s supposed to be the leader of the group and this family is all highly trained. I understand everyone needs to help working around the compound. With that said Alex leaves Max who is one of the best fighters there to garden while she goes on a multi day scavenging trip. I’m completely fine with this being unrealistic. I also like books with magic, elves, and dragons. However things need to be logical with in the world you have created for these characters.

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Next book Please!

Although I enjoyed this book it's my least favorite so far. I couldn't wait for the Noble Lord to be killed so I didn't have to hear Tess Irondale say it anymore.

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loved it. sad twist.

I loved the story. hope there more books are coming. rip to a good character.

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What A Story!!!!!!

I live this series, never a dull moment from beginning to end! I love the characters development and even the addition of some new characters. Can’t wait for the next installment!!! Terrific work!!!!

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Good book continuing the series however if I have to hear Noble Lord one more time I’m gonna be sick. Call the dude A@#hole like he is. Otherwise another rollercoaster ride in the apocalypse for the Duncan’s.

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Lack of any kind of research is PAINFULLY obvious

Struggled through another one. I'm going to power through the rest because I bought them already. Overly simple plot, uncomplicated characters and yawn worthy action sequences. Mediocre writing from an author that seems new to the genre.

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This is the first book that has a good transition between scenes.

When Alex is handcuffed to the bed, the Lord guy is approaching her when there’s an explosion outside. The next scene is her friends/family setting up and going into get her. 🤙🏽🤙🏽
Almost every book I read has the setup right before something traumatic is about to happen a character. Then the scene goes to the character leading up to the explosion. It’s not exciting because we already know the character is about to be saved. No suspense.
Having Alex in a bad situation without knowing where the others were helped make the explosion dramatic.

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Loved it but...

I like the story and the narrator is excellent. That said, was it necessary to call the idiot character "the noble lord"? The repeated reference to "the noble lord" almost ruined the book for me. A name would have worked just as well. "The suit" is bad enough but 2 unnamed characters is just annoying

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  • Emma Hardy
  • 08-12-20

Loved it

I love this book series and I can’t wait for book 5
What are Kickass family

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  • Sharon
  • 05-03-20

When's the next one!

Quite a few twists and slides in this offering. The scenarios are actually getting rather deep. So Good! Next Please!!! 5☆'s ladies. I wish it could be more. XxX

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  • AG
  • 04-27-22

Excellent

My favourite genre is post apocalyptic. My favourite series of books is The Undead by Haywood.
This series is a close second and I have listened to many series in this genre. As well as excellent character development and an exciting, fast paged narrative, the author actually goes into the origin of the virus and we learn how it was released and there is a doctor/scientist involved from the start who is continuously researching the evolution of the virus. Many books in this genre are missing the whole virus origin and scientific aspect. Maybe it is because authors don’t know how to approach it but I like w complete narrative with a beginning and a reason for what has happened.
I only have one small criticism which is common in this genre and that relates to the violence. I think the torture scenes are way too extreme and I would have been happier if they hadn’t been quite so depraved. It’s hard to listen to in parts.

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  • Kerry Lowe
  • 07-15-21

Fantastic Author

I am listening to the series back to back, I have over 200 books in my library of mostly the same genre and this series is one of my favourites. Also read by Tess Irondale one of my favourite authors.

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  • Tanya Denny
  • 06-27-20

Brothel narrative

Love the characters
Not sure about the best little brothel in the Midwest storyline. I know it was Alex’s turn to get tormented. Interesting twist Reyonld’s showing up. Must be time for Callahan to die and the government be taken down... bit like Trump and his deadbeat crew

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  • Deborah
  • 05-12-20

Sundown series

The story continues to develop and keeps you captivated. Will anxiously wait for the next tale of the Duncan clans survival.