“Trust” by David Moody

by David Moody
301 pages
Published by Infected Books (July 23,2012)

I’ll start this out by saying first, I’m a huge fan of David Moody’s work. His “Autumn” series of a zombie apocalypse was a nailbiter, his “Hater” series about an ultraviolent virus taking over society, was very eye opening. Naturally when I saw this book, I thought, oh, another series? Not yet, but maybe if we let him know how awesome it is and how much we like it, he’ll think about making “Trust” a series. A bit of a spoiler here, but it will be very hard to make a series out of this, but man, I would love to see more stories in this sci-fi apocalyptic tale.

The story here is that aliens have landed on Earth. Everyone is enamored by their arrival and what they could do for humanity. The aliens claim the ship is a mining ship that had engine problems and was forced to land on Earth. Once the governments buy the rhetoric the aliens deliver, they begin to accept them into our society, with the promise of medical, technical and social advances that will save humanity. At least until the alien rescue ship arrives several years later. Then the possibilities are limitless.

Nearly everyone on the planet are buying this and trusting the aliens. Tom Winter is constantly suspicious and is always looking for their ulterior motives. Tom is one of the very few that are buying into the rhetoric.

(there may be spoilers from here on in this review)

This book covers some issues that are affecting today’s society, such as racism, and fear of the unknown. This is not one of those nice books with a happy ending. In fact if you have read any of David Moody’s other books you will know that survival is a key motivator in his books, and this one is no different. Be prepared for an ending you will be expecting but not in the way you are expecting.

I am still and even more so after reading this book, a huge David Moody fan. I have found since reading this book that there are some books I’ve not read yet. So I’ve got to get back to my reading. Do yourself a favor and pick this and all of his other books up and enjoy.

Publisher’s Summary
The most important event in human history takes place in the middle of nowhere. Perspectives are altered. Perceptions are changed. Nothing will ever be the same again. Is this a moment of deliverance for the human race, or the beginning of its end? Tom Winter thinks he knows, but if he’s right, then seven billion other people are wrong.