This is an emotionally gripping, nail-biting little zombie tale about a family living way out in the country who are suddenly plagued by the living dead. The story is told from the point of view of preteen Jack whose current and past fears haunt the story. Unlike most action-packed, gore filled zombie tales this one concentrates more on the emotions of its characters. And also unlike most zombie stories the zombies aren't the only ones who appear to be affected by whatever has infected them. The grass, the trees, the bugs, everything seems to be decaying on the inside and the animals are eerily quiet. . . All of this sets a haunting mood that never lets up. Not exactly uplifting but great stuff all the same. I'll have to rescue the rest of Lebbon's stuff from my tbr pile.