Allison Hewitt is Trapped
by Madeleine Roux
Headline Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780755379125
Date: 20 January 2011 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
An interesting history is attached to this Headline trade paperback release as it seems Allison Hewitt is Trapped began life as an experimental fiction blog site, created by author Madeleine Roux in 2009.
The story - which is pretty clear from the clues the cover offers up - is post-apocalyptic zombie fare, tapping in to the market hunger for just such stories - an analogue being Mira Grant's Feed, released recently by Orbit.
"Allison Hewitt is trapped. In the storeroom of Brookes & Peabody's. In a world swarming with the Undead, the Doomed, the Infected.
Locked away with an oddball collection of colleagues and under siege, Allison takes advantage of a surviving internet connection and blogs. She writes, as the food runs out and panic sets in, as relationships develop and friends die, and as zombies claw at the door, all in the hope of connecting with other survivors out there. But as she reads the replies to her posts, Allison begins to comprehend the horrifying scale of the damage. And when no one comes to the group's rescue, they are forced to leave the safety of their room and risk a journey across the city; streets that crawl with zombies, and worse - fellow humans competing for survival. "