Zombies are still shuffling their way into the hearts of many readers. If you are looking for a new breed of the walking dead to follow, the Strandville Zombie Series from author Belinda Frisch is the perfect place to start.
Before you dive into the entire series, you can read the prequel short story, “Payback”, for free!
Set six months before a viral outbreak ravages the residents of Strandville in Book 1 “Cure” and Book 2 “Afterbirth”, “Payback” gives readers a peek into the town before the lives of its residents are are turned upside-down. The 5500-word short story can be read alone, but is also a great companion piece to the popular series.
Six months before an outbreak of viral plague turned the residents of Strandville into a mob of flesh-hungry undead, Max Reid was a new father struggling to overcome a gambling addiction for the sake of his family.
Desperate to keep his secret, out of work, and on the losing end of a debt large enough to get him killed, Max turned to Mitch, a Nixon Center guard and the closest thing he had to a friend, to make the money he needed to break-even. What he didn’t know was why Mitch was so eager to help him or how far he’d have to go for the cash.
Max Reid is about to find out a terrible secret that will change his life and push him to destroy others’.