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MADNESS: An Apocalyptic-Horror Thriller (Madness Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07DBSYGHN
- Publisher : Toes in the Water Publishing, LLC (May 26, 2018)
- Publication date : May 26, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 3047 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 295 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #274,094 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was caught up in the story from the beginning, had a hard time putting it down (and did so only because I had to). I really loved most of the characters, especially Ted and TJ, Jaga and his ferret, Taufan, and Flavio, but there were many likable characters I could relate to.
The plot was fast moving, and there was some really good character development in here. Eloise gave me the creeps! Haha!
For me, this was a different sort of book than I'm used to, dealing with a parasite aboard a ship. The subject matter is chilling when you consider that the T-Gondii parasite is of real concern. Excellent read!
Top reviews from other countries
Life on the cruise turns unpredictable and dangerous as the Captain of the Intrepid struggles to make sense of an apocalyptic horror that’s not only reigning havoc on his ship but spreading globally, turning to former scientist and writer Ted Williams for insight. But the animal attacks are only one hot spot as another volcano erupts sending a tsunami headed towards the cruise liner.
Fast-paced and action-packed intensity and suspense quickly escalate as Ted’s book “Madness” seems to vibrate with similarities to the events unfolding on the ship and the Captain needs the writer’s help to understand the apocalyptic nightmare evolving. Into this terrifying landscape M.L. Banner weaves a minor secondary plot as FBI agent TJ Williams and the ship’s staff captain investigate a serial killer who murders her wealthy husbands when they become boring. Although lesser in importance it does offer an alarming plot twist at the end.
With shades of James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge’s novel Zoo, the plot is frightening in its realism. Told from multiple perspectives, the violence is sporadically undercut with dark humor like Eloise Carmichael’s misreading of her toy poodle’s aggression, feeding him an anxiety pill as well as touching moments like the crew member’s recovery of his missing ferret Taufan, and the Williams rescue of the old woman who wanted to see the tsunami. Skilfully written, the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to an end that promises an even more frightening sequel.
Bringing the plot to life are multiple intriguing and compelling characters like Ted Williams a practical and methodical thinker plagued by nightmares and panic attacks who’s married to TJ (Theresa Jean) an athletic and tough FBI agent who’s haunted by a fear of animals. Jörgen Christiansen is the respected and competent Captain of the Intrepid while Eloise Carmichael is a snobby, greedy and vain woman who loves her toy poodle and marries old men to increase her wealth.
I thoroughly enjoyed “Madness”, an apocalyptic plot with memorable characters that I suspect will build in dark tension and power as the story continues