Monday, May 15, 2023

Veil of Confusion (The Kessler Effect #2) by Vannetta Chapman

My thoughts: 
Compared to some of today's dystopian and "end times" stories, the author writes a pretty mild story. Even though it isn't as gory and off-the-chart scary with aliens, etc., the story still causes one to pause and reflect on the status of civilization and man's continued ability to cope with circumstances as they exist without modern technology and conveniences. We know that even in our world man can quickly become violent and amass groups whose single minded behavior is that of controlling others and taking what they want from those who possess it.

In Veil of Anarchy we saw the beginning of a dystopian existence in Texas (and yes, world wide). In the second book, Veil of Confusion, we see that life in El Paso has become fraught with danger; and we follow Cade and Harper as they flee El Paso and begin their journey to seek a quieter, safer, more civil life.

They encounter varied dangerous obstacles and wind up in Alpine, a small town with a seemingly organized group of people with a sense of law and order.

The series consists of three novellas of roughly 200 pages each. I look forward to reading the third book to see the resolution of this story. Technology is gone. Vital infrastructure is gone. Law and order is hit and miss. 

As usual I recommend highly Vannetta Chapman's stories. This series is basically good clean reading. It does, however, contain a few cuss words.

About the book: Who can be trusted in a world gone mad?

When Harper Moore and Cade Dawson realize they are expecting a child, they both understand that it’s time to leave the northern barrio located in what used to be El Paso, Texas. But where will their unborn child be safe, and how are they supposed to get there?

Three months after all of the lower orbital satellites crashed to Earth, society has crumbled. Law and order no longer exist. Harper and Cade have spent the first three months after the collapse helping the refugees in the barrio, but now it’s time to put their own family first.

An escape will mean walking across the Chihuahuan Desert, putting their lives in the hands of a stranger, and through it all, finding a way to cling to their humanity. Because if they aren’t able to do that, they will be no better than the savages who chase them through the pitch black, Texas night.

What place is safe, when the entire world is covered by a Veil of Confusion?
From USA Today Bestselling author Vannetta Chapman comes a survival series unlike any other.

Veil of Confusion is book two in a new post-apocalyptic survival thriller series from USA Today Bestselling Author Vannetta Chapman. An exciting contribution to the genre of disaster fiction, this is a series that will keep you reading late into the night.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Purchase at Amazon  

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