At first, this book kinda reminded of a story that I started writing for NaNoWriMo a few years ago. What happens when the entire earth’s population dies? Birds, bugs, dogs, people... One survivor, searching for others.
My story, never finished, is just sitting unused on a zip drive. And there are no aliens.
This one is better. We have the usual worries. Food, water, first aid, how long will the power last...
Our MC, is a reporter in NYC when the “blood rain” falls. The strange precipitation kills every sentient creature it comes in contact with. We don’t even see any aliens until after the halfway point, and then they aren’t what you expect. There is a lot of alone time for our character, and not much conversation, being as this is a global event.
I admit that its not perfect. Its self published so there are a few things that could certainly be polished by a good editor but
there was nothing so wrong with it that I was ever drawn out of the story. I’m definitely interested in reading the next book.