I picked up the show more or less by accident, seeing that the lead character is an assistant medical examiner turned zombie.
We know I love medicine.
The premise is clever, proving once again that there are new concepts out there. Zombies can be caring, intelligent brain eaters who take on their victim's personalities and solve murders. Snarky, comical, and with maybe a bit too much "romantic drama," I recommend the series.
It's easy to dismiss anything "zombie" as tired and overdone these days. I blame The Walking Dead, though it both reinvigorated and simultaneously saturated the market with its success.
A more business-savvy author might worry that it's too late to write the third Strandville novel, but I'm banking on there being readers out there who dig the medical angle that sets my series apart in a sea of undead fiction.
Book three ups the ante in every way.
Focused on the healthcare crisis stemming from the viral outbreak, my characters aren't only sharp-shooting, melee-weapon-toting killers struggling to survive. They're working for the greater good, treating those who have become victims in a violent, vigilante landscape. The infection isn't the only thing people are dying from.
Enter Dr. Michael Waters, a physician with a shady past and a dark connection to the people he has vowed to protect. Mistrust and shifts in loyalty are common when immunity is a commodity. There's a child of the initial experiment whose life hangs in the balance, her dedicated mother, and reluctant "father." There's the grieving widower who pines for the idea of family. There's the near-suicide victim pushing on to honor the memory of their fallen EMT-P comrade, and the homicidal madman with a history of violence who may or may not have reinvented himself as a side-effect of the cure who lurks on the outskirts.
My Strandville novels feature a diverse and growing cast.
Is zombie saturation a thing? I say no. Like iZombie, there are other angles to explore. If you're so inclined, click either Cure or Afterbirth's cover in my sidebar for a free preview of the first two books in the series.