Admittedly, I had not read Loubier's first entry in this series when I picked up Containment, and I was worried I'd be lost. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I melted into the story as easy as warm butter into sugar. Loubier's expert character development made me invest in the protagonists and, despite not being a superfan of supernatural horror, I found the book difficult to put down.
Fans of The Walking Dead will particularly enjoy this post-zombie apocalypse world where the most dangerous foe is not the walker ready to bite but the human bunkmate posing as an ally while he plots another's demise. From the Amazon summary: Husband and wife Charlie and Grace’s love for the outdoors brought them to Mt. George in Dead Summit, but the scourge that awoke on the mountain tore them apart. Now, a team of people responsible for keeping one of the world’s deadliest secrets must silence and contain the undead along with anyone who remains alive.Shelly Smith, a member of the containment team conflicted with her past choices, will need to decide whether to assist with maintaining the secret of the curse, or follow her heart and do what is right. She will have to choose wisely, though, as either decision is likely to result in her death.
Bravo to Loubier for convincing me to subgenre-jump with glee. I'll be devouring his first novel with relish.