I loved World War Z. While the movie was fine, it was not the book that I read and loved. This is a much darker, more horror version that focuses a grisly Bigfoot massacre in Washington state. The audiobook is read by an outstanding cast led by Judy Greer as the protagonist. It follows the same style as World War Z in that it is a collection of journal entries interspersed with news stories and interviews. The main difference between this book and WWZ is that this story is much more scoped. It is about a singular incident and it is written in a way that almost makes you want to look up and see if it is real. Goodreads classified this as horror for its end of year awards and, I mean I guess so. It was very suspenseful in the best possible way. You have to wait and see what happens, if there is another journal entry after a plan is executed and Brooks does an excellent job using that documentation style to his advantage. Fun fact, I read this in October on the dates that are actually used in the book so the death was getting crisp and it added a fun little quirk. I am not jumpy but I was absolutely on the edge of my seat for many parts of this book. I listened while pushing my youngest child in a stroller for some evening exercise and felt like my head was on a swivel, just to make sure.
If you liked WWZ, you’ll probably like this. It’s a lot of fun.