Husband Approved — Outbreak

29 Aug

I have come to the sad realization that I cannot possibly read all the books. πŸ™ I never dreamed that day would come. Now that doesn’t mean I won’t try! πŸ˜‰ But still, so many deserve to be read and read NOW. That’s where friends and family come in. I received a surprise copy of Outbreak by Davis Bunn a month or two ago and was so disappointed that I could not dive into it right then and there. But when my DH said give me a book to read, I handed it to him without a moment’s hesitation. You will find a few of his thoughts below the book blurb and author info.


The waters off the West African coast are a menacing red, full of algae thick enough to stand on in places. In nearby villages, mysterious deaths start to occur — and the panic mounts. But before an alarm can be sounded, the sea currents shift, the algae vanishes, and the deaths stop. Everyone is relieved when things return to normal, and local government officials are happy to sweep the publicity nightmare under a rug.

An American biological researcher, Avery Madison, is dispatched by his employer to piece together exactly what happened, having long feared an ecological disaster just like this could occur. He’s had little evidence to go on before now, and what he finds in West Africa is rapidly disappearing. But Avery knows the danger hasn’t disappeared — it has just moved on.

Davis Bunn is a four-time Christy Award-winning, best-selling author who serves as writer-in-residence at Regent’s Park College, the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom.

Defined by readers and reviewers as a “wise teacher,” “gentleman adventurer,” “consummate writer,” and “Renaissance man,” his work in business took him to over 40 countries around the world, and his books have sold more than seven million copies in sixteen languages.


Thoughts on Outbreak from my husband:

A quick and easy read, Outbreak has the right amount of suspense to keep the reader engaged. And there is little romance to get in the way πŸ˜‰ . Characters are generally likable, but there are plenty of bad guys to keep the story interesting. The subject matter — deadly algae blooms and viruses — was unique and interesting. And the Asheville, North Carolina setting brought back memories of trips to that city. My husband’s verdict — recommended! Although, he did say it wasn’t as good as To Kill A Mockingbird (his favorite book), but definitely better than Moby Dick. LOL!

Husband Approved And Recommended.

Audience: adults

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(Thanks to Bethany House for complimentary copy, and to my husband for reading it. All opinions are his alone.)




2 Responses to “Husband Approved — Outbreak”

  1. susiesellnergmailcom August 29, 2019 at 6:31 am #

    I love that your husband is involved in reading as well as you. Since I’m always looking for books that he will enjoy, I’m glad to know about this one.

    • rbclibrary August 29, 2019 at 7:36 am #

      He likes to read, just doesn’t always have the time. He has become a big fan of audiobooks, because he can listen to them while he is doing yard work (a big stress reliever for him). A book has to grab him from the start, not have a lot of words — LOL!! (he doesn’t like a lot of description, he is an action kind of guy), and be believable. This book checked the boxes.

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