All That Remains is like no other post-apocalyptic book I’ve ever read. It’s filled with believable characters and tells the story of their plight. The emotion level in this epic horror tale is as high as the terrifying moments. Al shows the monsters in a way that it felt like I stared them in the face in all their vile glory; even the smells were vivid in my mind as I read.
Each chapter is the point of view of a different character, allowing each to have a voice and convey what they are seeing and feeling. This drew me deeper into the world Al created, making me relate more to the characters and empathize with the turmoil in their lives.
Please, add All That Remains by Al Barrera to your reading list, even if you aren’t a horror fan, you’ll find this an amazing read. I give it 5 out of 5 Stars.
About All That Remains
The old world is dead, and humanity struggles to survive in the shadows of the new one. Kyle, Sara, and Tim are scavengers, hiding in the remains of human civilization from the hungry things that destroyed it. Living on the few items that haven’t rotted in the thirteen years since civilization was wiped out.
But something has shown itself: A terrible creature that betrays an intelligence in the madness of the beings that rule the planet.
When the group finds Kaylee, a little girl who claims to know of a safe haven somewhere in Tennessee, they embark on a desperate journey to find it. Memory and loss, depravity and salvation— their last run will put them face to face with horrors of both man and monsters the likes of which they’ve never seen.
About Al Barrera
Al Barrera was born in Detroit to a police officer and a soldier. Following in the family footsteps, he joined the military. After serving overseas Al moved to Tennessee and took up work in the medical field. Following more time working overseas, Al chose to write novels full time.