"Thrilling, melancholy, and stomach-churningly gory... This is a sturdy and crowd-pleasing novel that squarely hits its target." (Publishers Weekly )
"A hair-raising quest ... Zito expertly piles on thrills, cliffhangers and numerous twists ..." (The Guardian (UK) )
"An overload of thrills, spills and adventure." (The Sun (UK) )
"V.M. Zito manages to do away with many of the most common elements of the zombie novels...some books of this ilk lurch from scenario to scenario like levels in a videogame, but here it's all done smoothly...enjoyable." (SFX )
'Zombies, action, and overlapping schemes make this a sure winner.'
Best Horror Novel of 2011 (drying-ink.blogspot.com )
"Unputdownable ... A page-turning, action packed, well-crafted debut novel that will take your breath away. Highly recommended." (The Founding Fields )
". . . a perfectly balanced layer cake of action and horror . . . This is a stunning debut and matches the feelings I had when I first read the likes of World War Z and Hater . . . you are unlikely to experience a better crafted and adrenalin fuelled thrill ride than V.M. Zito's novel The Return Man." (Liberation Frequency )