The Cleansing By Sam Kates

Amazon description:

Apocalypse unleashed, the Cleansing begins. Relentless. Survival, uncertain. Seven billion people inhabit this world, unaware our destruction is at hand. Death arrives unheralded—swift and nearly certain—not from meteors or nuclear holocaust or global warming, but from a source no one even knows exists. The architects of doom have moved among us, hidden in plain sight, waiting for the signal to trigger our extinction. Blindsided, humanity falls. A handful of survivors, bewildered and grief-stricken, must face the new reality, and quickly. For while the Cleansing threatens our existence, it is only the beginning. . . .

Don’t usually read sci-fi but I was hooked straight away with this book. It begins with a lady sending an email, an email which will start the process of the apocalypse. The pacing of the story is perfect, it’s not a fast paced thriller, it’s even better. Not one moment of this book was boring, I enjoyed every moment of it.
We are introduced to various characters, witness horrible deaths and sadness. We see how a virus is spread throughout various parts of the world and how it affects all these people. We meet the people who have started the virus. I kept reading through all this desperate to know why this was happening? 
The revelation is timed perfectly. The characters are brought to life effortlessly and you will love them (and hate some). It’s a compelling read reminiscent of the works of great authors like James Herbert and Stephen King. I loved the ideas in this book and think that this is a unique apocalypse story, a good mix of tension, action, conflict and human emotion.
Although this is part one of a trilogy it ends very well, although of course leaving the story open to be continued and I will definitely be continuing it. I loved the fact that this book is set partly in the UK and finally Wales gets a mention but then the author is from Wales. 
I had an ebook copy of this book but it is also available in paperback.

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