New plague times

10 10 2015

A Lovely Way to Burn by Louise Welsh

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It doesn’t look like murder in a city full of death.

A pandemic called ‘The Sweats’ is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals begin to fill with the dead and dying, but Stevie Flint is convinced that the sudden death of her boyfriend Dr Simon Sharkey was not from natural causes. As roads out of London become gridlocked with people fleeing infection, Stevie’s search for Simon’s killers takes her in the opposite direction, into the depths of the dying city and a race with death.

It’s the first instalment of Welsh’s plague trilogy and something of a departure for her. A pretty engaging yarn with plenty of death but lots to keep things moving too. All quite scarily believable too.

stars-3-5

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