Review: Deadlocked(Deadlocked #1) by A.R. Wise

Deadlocked #1

Horror (Contains Violence and Mature Language…you have been warned!)


Blurb: David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they’re safe? Deadlocked puts you into David’s head as he struggles to get home. Then a final confrontation occurs that will guarantee his family’s survival, but at what cost?


Source: Received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Did not receive any payment for review.

My Review:

Since this was a novella, I’m going to make this short and sweet!
I don’t want to give too much away.
David is the narrator in the story. The story begins with him explaining the strange influx in Emergency Room patients. As far as the news tells them, it’s the result of terrorist attacks. The news is on in David’s office building, informing all that the situation is getting worse. People are dying in the ER and coming back to life. The video shows children attacking each other. The disturbing part is that they are eating people’s flesh. David leaves the office to get home to his family. After leaving the office, panic ensues as zombies appear in the city. David overcomes many obstacles in order to reach his family.  


Will David reach his family before it’s too late?

I’m going to stop there so I don’t give anything away.


My thoughts…

I’ve seen plenty of zombie movies, but this is my very first zombie book!! I didn’t know what to expect from this novella and I was pleasantly surprised. The visualizations I had while reading this book were quite creepy. There was a bit of gore, which I’m totally cool with. The events in the book kind of reminded me of Murphy’s Law, what can go wrong, will go wrong. It was one thing after another, he could not catch a break! I kept wondering why this was a novella, why the author couldn’t just put all of the parts into one novel. I didn’t want to read the blurbs for the other books and potentially spoil this one.  Now I know why! That ending was BRILLIANT! I was not expecting it and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Does that make sense to you? cause’ it makes perfect sense to me 🙂 Keep a look out in the future for my reviews of the next 3 novellas in the series!

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  • Thanks for the review! I hope you like the rest of the series as much as you did part one!

    • You’re welcome, I look forward to reading them!