Two Weeks’ Notice by Rachel Caine
After dying and being revived with the experimental drug Returne, Bryn Davis is theoretically free to live her unlife—with regular doses to keep her going. But Bryn knows that the government has every intention of keeping a tight lid on Pharmadene’s life-altering discovery, no matter the cost. Thankfully, some things have changed for the better; her job at the rechristened Davis Funeral Home is keeping her busy and her fragile romance with Patrick McCallister is blossoming—thanks in part to their combined efforts in forming a support group for Returne addicts. But when some of the group members suddenly disappear, Bryn wonders if the government is methodically removing a threat to their security, or if some unknown enemy has decided to run the zombies into the ground…
Bryn is a fantastic character – a strong, independent woman with a soft side for her family and friends. Picking up where Working Stiff left off, Bryn now runs the funeral home. But that life takes a backseat when she begins to look into the disappearances of several known Returne “addicts.” Her relationship with Patrick, on the other hand, takes a step forward. For some reason, the fact that she died and has to take drugs to keep from decomposing doesn’t seem to bother him. It must be love.
With even more suspense and chills than before, this sequel is an impressive blend of scifi zombie horror with the feel of a dark urban fantasy. Two Weeks’ Notice is an extremely fast-paced, action-packed adventure that holds on and doesn’t let go. The thrilling suspense amps up towards the end with several surprising twists along the way. A mild cliffhanger ending will leave readers wanting more, and waiting with anticipation for the next in this exciting series.