Meg is just a normal woman living in Melbourne. Going into hospital to give birth she wakes after Caesarian surgery to find herself the only person alive. Everybody else around her lies dead from a mysterious virus. She has to make a decision - to give in and die alongside everybody else or to get herself together and fight to survive this alien new world.
The tone changes as the story progresses from Meg's initial fight just for her own survival to dealing with other mysterious, sinister forces that begin to infiltrate the haven she has created. The ending was a total surprise taking the reader down a complete new path and certainly left me wanting more. I am certainly looking forward to the sequel.
Overall this is a gripping and suspenseful story told in a way that almost everybody could relate to.