This story revolved around a guy and his very large extended family hunkering down instead of traveling around like most protagonists in zombie books. Even though I suppose this works from the plot perspective, I felt that way too many things were just "too convenient". The way they got their guns, supplies, food, and other necessities was just plain too easy. Yes there was enough action to keep things realistic but it really...I'm sure it would be much harder to find resources and people with usable skills.
One annoying thing about the story was that too many paragraphs ended with the main character and his wife talking. She would say stuff about her not wanting him to leave the compound to risk his life for the group and him saying that he had to do it. I swear I read such a statement no less than 5 times.
The author did throw a few wrenches into the average zombie story. The first was some secret paramilitary organization up to no good, the whole last few chapters was odd and not explained fully, and the whole "ghost" thing with the brother-in-law stood out as well. Hopefully the next book does not take a sharp turn towards fantasy-land...
Overall it was OK. I'll be reading the next book so it kept me interested, but yeah the author still needs a bit of work.
Rating - Mid