The Dead by Charlie Higson

The Dead by Charlie Higson

The child in the video was terrified. Within days it had gone viral. The Internet stopped working – and they realised something was seriously wrong. The sickness struck everyone over fourteen. First, it twisted their minds. Next it ravaged their bodies. Now they roam the streets – crazed and hungry. Jack and Ed are survivors, determined to return home to London. Clinging to memories, they join misfits and fighters they meet on the road. And one adult, a butcher called Greg. But, when a devastating new threat arises, they know that for some there will only be one escape….

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction including body horror
  • Cannibalism
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a friend
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Explosion
  • Animal death
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