Red Hill by Jamie McGuire Review

17457124Title: Red Hill

Author: Jamie McGuire

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Format: eBook

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased


For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals. When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy—an enemy who no longer remembers what it’s like to be human. Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you’d die for becomes the one who could destroy you? Red Hill grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go until its stunning conclusion. This is #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best.





I just love love love Jamie McGuire, the woman can write a bestseller from beginning to end. Red Hill is completely different than anything I’ve ever read by her, but it had my adrenaline going from beginning to end. Normally I really dislike different POV’s but it really worked in Red Hill because of the apocalyptic nature of the story. The book does lose a half a point, because it was a little difficult to keep up with the many characters for the first 20% of the book, but then it really settled down and started flowing. I’m not sure why I felt so surprised by Jamie McGuire’s writing, but I feel like this is one of her best novels! Jamie McGuire just knocked it out of the park with Red Hill, and I’m so happy that with every book she gets better as a writer.


Red Hill was expertly described, and it felt like you were there with Scarlet, Miranda, and Nathan trying to battle the zombies and get to a safe place. The tension in this book was overwhelming, and I felt anxious the entire time reading it! The zombies are well-described slow shufflers, although it did feel a little odd that people weren’t able to evade them more quickly. I’m not sure I would ever be relaxed enough to let one sneak up on me, although the herds of zombies over-running people definitely made sense. There were times that I’m pretty sure I’m making this face.


I’ve read Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful series, and they are great romantic reads, but don’t expect the same kind of book with Red Hill. This was a completely different type of book, and it had me on the edge of my seat for the whole ride. There was a little bit of romance thrown in, but in a way that worked with the tension in the story. The ending just made my mouth hang wide open, and even shed a tear or two. I would give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.





4.5/5 – Fabulous Read, Recommended

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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