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- Genre: Post apocalyptic, family drama, romantic relationships, dystopian, with a background thread of government conspiracy. As with all my novels, it's very much a character-driven book.
- Length: Around 90K words, ie, roughly the same length as The Devil You Know but shorter than The House of York, and Kings and Queens and Last Child.
- Setting: The fictional Norfolk seaside town of Shipden (based on Cromer), and a fictional village in Tyne and Wear, Elmfield (loosely based on Monkton Village, near Jarrow).
- Main Characters: 34 year old Vicky Keating and her 16 year-old daughter, Lottie. Her long-term partner, Dex. Friends Kara and Phil, and Heath and his teenage son, Jackson.
Vicky Keating's boyfriend, Dex, is working for Unicorn over two hundred miles away when the first UK outbreak of the virus is detected in her hometown of Shipden, on the Norfolk coast. The town is quarantined under military lockdown, and, despite official 'no need to panic' claims, within days the virus is out of control.