Darkest Before Dawn
Rachel Ellen Sankey
Austin Macauley Publishers
Darkest Before Dawn is a gripping tale from the start and will have you turning pages at pace. Life in Australia changes following the creation of a virus with the chilling name of C.O.M - Control of the Mind. The virus fails and the outbreak plunges the world as we know it into a Zombie apocalypse. The new world is now divided into Districts and what was once Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is now known as District 15. President Gordon is in charge and runs the Districts with strict laws and a firm hand. Those who dare to go against him pay the ultimate price. Lindsay is disowned by her mother, witnesses the murder of her father, and loses her aunty to the virus. She is fortunate to meet the lovely Wendy, who has lost her son and husband in the outbreak and happily takes Lin in as a daughter to care for. Between them they look after Clover, who seems to be a key person in this drama. Clover has been bitten but has not turned...why has the virus not affected her? Could she be immune and hold the key to a cure? The Jackals, a group that claims to be the resistance against the system think she may be the person they can create a vaccine from, but Lin is cautious. Are they looking for a cure or is it something altogether more sinister?
Rachel Sankey is a young aspiring Australian author. She learned of her talent for storytelling, and her passion for writing novels at a young age. Rachel's stories are known by those around her to captivate and excite, and Darkest Before Dawn is no different. Those who dare to read will find a gripping tale that will leave you wanting more. Rachel's dream is to one day become a well-known and popular author. This is just the beginning and she invites you to share this with her.