Ever since the last Scardiff whereby I met with (the very friendly and approachable) Rich Hawkins, I’d been wanting to read his debut novel ‘The Last Plague’ (2014).  For anyone who’s spent more than four seconds on DLS Reviews, it should be abundantly clear that I love apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic novels.  I’ve probably read more than my fair share.  There are some great ones out there, and there are some absolute stinkers.  Luckily Rich Hawkins’ contribution to the genre is very much in the former of these two.

Ultimately, If you like your end-of-the-world horror delivered with an absolute bucket-load of visceral gore alongside some pretty unrelenting bleakness, then you’ll probably want to grab yourself a copy.  If you like everything in the world to smell of sweet roses, with happy smiley people to be just enjoying the warmth of a happy existence, then best you just walk on by…