Review of ‘Lockdown’ by Samie Sands ****

Review of ‘Lockdown’ by Samie Sands

'Lockdown' by Samie Sands

A journey into horror and zombie invasion!

Leah Watton, a young news researcher, accidentally sends her boss an email about a fictitious AM13 virus that turns people into walking zombies she saw on the YouTube. The TV station runs the story as news and her name gets mentioned as the source. People start believing this is real, her house is besieged by reporters, and she is dismayed by what is happening. Leah cannot believe a hoax story is being taken seriously. However, the English government announces a lockdown and people must stay at home to prevent getting infected. Reports start coming in about people wandering the streets aimlessly, attacking anyone they see, and Leah realizes this is for real. Seeing the world go totally insane, she decided to see her parents, perhaps for the last time. What transpires will leave the reader shocked.

Lockdown takes a familiar theme: a virus escapes and threatens to destroy mankind. However, Samie Sands tells this story from a young woman’s point of view, drawing the reader into her life as normality disappears, replaced by chaos and an end of everything. Leah Watton’s psychological struggle with a new reality is well handled, drawing the reader into her turbulent world. Samie Sands has written Lockdown in an easy conversational style, leaving the reader confident he/she is in the hands of a professional. It was a pleasure to review this book.


Samie Sands

Author bio:

Samie Sands is a 28 year old freelance graphic designer who has recently decided to follow her lifelong dream and use her creativity in a new way by writing.

She has a degree in Media Studies and PR and has had articles published in a number of e-zines, including one of the most popular pieces at Zombie Guide Magazine. She has also had short stories included in a number of successful projects.

She lives in a small seaside town in the UK, but loves to travel to gain inspiration from new places and different cultures. To follow Samie’s work, please check out her website.

If you like Lockdown, read Forgotten, a sequel.


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