If you've read one zombie novel, them you've read them all. Right? Wrong. Giglio provides a refreshing take on zombies in this truly unique story. The zombies (known as second-lifers) look like regular humans that are still alive (first-lifers). In here, the second-lifers do not pose a threat to first-lifers and any first-lifer that kills one is subjected to a horrible supernatural curse. I won't say any more to avoid giving the plot away but this was a very good read. I applaud Giglio for coming up with something new (and making it interesting and work so well) when we've been bombarded with zombie novels. If you're tired of the same old zombie novel, pick this book up and give it a try.