Lakewood Memorial by Robert R Best is the story of the small town of Lakewood, where a nurse’s aid at Lakewood Memorial, Angie Land is thrust into the fight for her life as the dead begin to walk and feed on the residents of Lakewood. Stuck at work, Angie, and a random group of survivors, to get out of the hospital alive where she is trying to reach the outside world to get her children. At the same time, Angie’s children, Maylee and Dalton, are at home with the babysitter and their home becomes overrun with the mobile flesh hungry corpses and they decide to make a run for Lakewood Memorial to reunite with their mother.
Robert R Best jumps right into this story without much detail as to how the dead begin to rise, but for me, it didn’t matter. The author was able to grab my attention very quickly and kept it throughout the entire book. Being a shorter novel, Lakewood Memorial, did not have a lot of character development, but it had enough to give you a good general idea on who these people were and what they were thinking. Now I will say, that there were a few characters whom I was not at all sad to see go, whether that be by the authors talented hand or by my own opinion on the characters I am unsure, but suffice it to say I was doing a bit of a happy dance a couple of times.
The stories of Angie and her group in the hospital and the tale of Maylee and Dalton at home parallel each other, so we go back and forth between the two stories throughout the novel. I think Robert R Best did this very well. I have read novels in the past where it took me a few moments to realize that I’m reading the other person’s story and that became very annoying. That was not an issue for me in Lakewood Memorial.
Overall, I greatly enjoyed this book and would most definitely suggest this to my friends to read.
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Final rating: Triple