Jesse Townsend has made it to Tennessee from Colorado where he hopes to locate his sister, Molly. Without the benefits of the internet, her exact location is unknown. Jesse, like so many others, never committed addresses to memory or paper. Will those he encounters be trusting enough to help him find her?
Bird’s fourth novel in the Society Lost series, Them, interwinds with The New Homefront Series. He seamlessly blends the two series while maintaining the integrity of both stories and each of the personalities. There’s plenty of hard-hitting action with a few tender moments sprinkled within.
Looking at the cover and title I had expected a sci-fi horror story. And, there are certain aspects of the book that fulfills that description. I am thankful that Bird kept it realistic, so much so even that I still shudder thinking about what happened.
It will be interesting to see where the story goes from here.
5 out of 5 stars.