Thursday, January 24, 2013

Favorites: Coming Flu

When readers first pick up a medical thriller, it's hard to know whether you're getting a gory tale about the details of sickness and death, or a story driven more by the characters involved in the tragedy. I have never been a fan of gory, so I was pleased to see that Coming Flu focused more on the people trapped inside La Bendita than on the gritty details of the sickness and the deaths it caused. 

Now, that's not to say there wasn't any scientific discussion, because you'll definitely learn more about viruses and protocols, but it was the effect of watching people die and being able to do nothing to stop it that really draws readers attention. Greger showed how the residents were affected, but also the toll it took on the medical staff and police involved as well. The characters' emotions round out this story. 

Coming Flu is available from Oak Tree Press and Amazon

You can find out more about JL Greger and her writing on her website.