The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)
Fever by Deon Meyer
I’m finishing off a few reviews, but have come down with a nasty cold that makes me all fuzzy-headed (yes, more than normal) so I’m reading more now, and will finish writing up reviews when I feel more like the bright and sparkly me.
Fever by Deon Meyer Blurb
Nico Storm and his father Willem drive a truck filled with essential supplies through a desolate land. They are among the few in South Africa–and the world, as far as they know–to have survived a devastating virus which has swept through the country. Their world turned upside down, Nico realizes that his superb marksmanship and cool head mean he is destined to be his father’s protector, even though he is still only a boy.
But Willem Storm, though not a fighter, is both a thinker and a leader, a wise and compassionate man with a vision for a new community that survivors will rebuild from the ruins. And so Amanzi is founded, drawing Storm’s -homeless and tempest-tost—starting with Melinda Swanevelder, whom they rescued from brutal thugs; Hennie Flaai, with his vital Cessna plane; Beryl Fortuin, with her ragtag group of orphans; and Domingo, the man with the tattooed hand, whom Nico knows immediately is someone you want on your side. And then there is Sofia Bergman, the most beautiful girl that Nico has ever seen, who changes everything.
So the community grows–and with each step forward, as resources increase, so do the challenges they must face–not just from the attacks of biker brigands, but also from within. As Nico undergoes an extraordinary rite of passage in this new world, he experiences hardship and heartbreak and has his loyalty tested to its limits. Looking back later in life, he recounts the events that led to the greatest rupture of all–the hunt for the murderer of the person he loves most.
An exhilarating new standalone from the author of the internationally bestselling Benny Griessel thriller series, Fever is a gripping epic like nothing else Meyer has written before.
[Yep, it’s a massive blurb. It’s also a massive book!]
Here are a couple of sentences from page 56:
There’s a time when you feel guilty for surviving, and you don’t know why you were so lucky, because you were such a bad person. But then you get used to it. It’s funny, hey?
I want to tell you about my father’s murder.
Thoughts so far?
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