I received this from the publisher Quirk Books.
Wow. What a
fantastic plot. Scientists have discovered a ginormous asteroid and it's
on its way here, to Earth. We only have six months til all hell breaks
out. People are going to die and the rest will probably slowly die from
freezing temps, starvation, and civil society breaking down. It's the
apocalypse with a due date.
Well, instead of waiting for the
actual impact to destroy society, most decide to give up early.
Governments are breaking down, people are committing suicide, martial
law, high prices, drugs, etc. There are a few holdouts like Det. Hank
He takes a scene to clean up what looks like another
suicide, but something doesn't feel right. He sets out to discover what
really happened to this guy. Most see it as a waste of time since we're
all going to die anyway.
I liked it. Winters does paint a grim
picture of humanity; I'd like to think we stave off anarchy a bit
longer...but he really asks some big questions about life and what ifs.
What are people willing to do to save their families and friends?
It was a bit slow at first but I think he wanted to build his world and his writing portrayed that.
Overall, I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next installment.