Cure (Strandville Zombie Series, #1)
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Cure (Strandville Zombie Series #1)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  112 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Strandville Zombie Series Chronology:

-Payback, A Strandville Zombie Short
-Cure, A Strandville Zombie Novel, #1
-Afterbirth, A Strandville Zombie Novel, #2

**Runner-up in the General Fiction category of the 2012 Halloween Book Festival

Medicine meets horror in this thrilling escape tale about the evil men do in the name of progress.

Welcome to the Nixon Healing and Research Ce...more
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published June 5th 2012
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First, let me be clear. I'm a horror snob. Although I love horror, I am *very* picky. Too often, horror translates into gory, gratuitous brutality with a lot of smarmy sex thrown in. I've put down at least a dozen books half-read because the plot (if there was one) was hidden under layers of dreck.

Don't get me wrong, though. Frisch's Cure is graphic, bloody, and disturbing; not for the faint of heart. HOWEVER, it also knows not to cross the line. In my opinion, the best thing a horror author can...more
In short, I didn’t find the writing to be anything noteworthy, and from all the positive reviews I expected something a little more remarkable. With there being quite an astounding amount of characters to keep track of, I couldn’t connect with any of them. But, as far as zombie novels go, this is definitely one of the better ones, and as mediocre as the writing is, the plot itself is riveting and original. For readers with an aversion to gore and violence, I won’t recommend this book. As with an...more
I loved this really...I loved it. The realism Ms. Frisch adds to it without overwhelming the reader with "shop talk" makes it all the scarier!
I never give spoilers in a review because I think it's rude, so all I am going to say is if you like as close to reality zombie stories as you can get; READ THIS BOOK.
Book Two is quite remarkable from what I hear as well! I will definitely be reading it soon!!
A.J. Brown
Zombies are a dime a dozen these days. It's the same old thing. People get sick, die, come back, eat others, they die, they come back, eat others. Repeat. Rinse. Repeat. Cure is different. It taps into the corruption of the human heart as much as it does the impending zombie apocalypse.

Think for a second: if someone you loved was dying of Cancer, wouldn't you try and save them any way you could? Or, what if you were a scientist and you think you may have discovered that Cure for Cancer. How wou...more
Kellie Harrington
Miranda and Scott are divorced they couldnt live together after they lost their daughter. Miranda decided to get a fresh start in a new town and a new job at the Nixon center as a security gaurd.
Zach worked for Nixon also as a security gaurd his wife was there as a paitent dying of cancer. He had a lot on his plate and when things were getting kind of weird at Nixon he started worrying about his wifes care.
At Nixon they had zombies in the basement, and were injecting zombie sperm into healthy wo...more
Cheney Giordano
I'm a girl who loves a good scare. Most of the books I read, I would say 80% of them, fall under the horror, paranormal, apocalyptic, and/or dystopian persuasion, and I am a SUCKER for zombies.

I purchased Cure on my iPhone app on a whim one day when I was looking specifically for a horror zombie thriller (that is totally its own awesome genre), and once I started reading it I couldn't stop. I know it's cliche, but it's true. I really enjoy books that keep the story moving at a quick, yet comfor...more
Strandville... a place I would never want to visit as a single female! Women, of child bearing age, in a small town start disappearing. Weird zombie experiments take place in a big medical facility.

I started this book on Tuesday and finished on Wednesday, I could not put it down. It was one of those books where you wish you possessed super reading capabilities so you could zip through it. I could not wait to see how it would end.... only to find out this is not the end!

Belinda does a great job...more
That was crazy--very descriptive with all the blood and feces...
Psycho doctor searching for a cure for cancer, inseminating women with the sperm of zombies...yep, that's exactly what is going on in this book. Dr. Nixon says his experiments are all about "saving people from needless death and suffering". He claims to be a healer looking for a cure, but he reminded me more of Dr. Heiter working on his "First Sequence" of his Human Centipede. He is sinister and heartless and extinguishes anyone tha...more
Nick M.
I have been looking forward to the release of this novel for some time. Having read the other works by Belinda I couldn't wait to see if this full length novel could compare to her previous work Dead Spell.
As I started reading this novel I found myself drawn into the characters and the little town of Strandville. What started as a few minutes of reading quickly turned into a few hours. The writing style is fast and filled with emotion and action. This was a tough book to put down as I wanted to...more
The book jumped right into the main story with no real character background so it felt like reading about strangers for 40% of the book. Once it finally panned out and who was who became evident, the story was within the throws of medical center mutiny, undead attack and uninfected, injured rescuers trying to find and bring home captive but uninfected women that had gone missing from the surrounding area. The first half had me contemplating whether to continue reading or not. In the last half of...more
Beth Lacey
Sep 08, 2012 Beth Lacey rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like zombies
Recommended to Beth Lacey by: Kindle Lending Library
I felt like this book had too many characters for me to be able to remember them all (especially since the book is from everyone's POV). The writing was easy to follow--it's a very quick read. But (and I understand that this is a zombie book), I just didn't find it believable. What kind of human is okay with having a zombie child? Even if you believe you can never have a child of your own, are you really willing to give a zombie kid a go? I think not.
R.J. Spears
Cure is part medical thriller and part zombie horrorfest, balancing the two genres quite well, but in the end, it's the zombies that win the day. The author does a good job of balancing the perspectives of the main characters and makes us pull for them. She even gives us some good villains to hate. If you're looking for an intelligent thriller with some good gore thrown in, then Cure is the book for you. I'm looking forward to the sequel.
Martina Johnson
meh. it's just paced oddly. i guess it might be a genre thing, the really rushed and confusing action scenes, with minimal character development. but a good horror novel isn't the same thing as a novel that is good, and happens to be horror. a book that is good is going to be good from all angles. Cure is good for a horror novel, but i would not GENERALLY call it a good novel. probably won't continue reading thebseries.
I highly enjoyed reading Cure # 1 of the Strandville Zombie series, and had no problem giving it five stars, now look forward to reading part 2 Afterbirth.
Review coming soon, but I can tell you this book is awesome.
Sheri White
Great zombie book; review to come at The Crow's Caw soon.
Beth  (Curling Up With A Good Book)
Review to come....short, quick read...but good!
Stacey Turner
It's not often that I read zombie fiction, even though I'm a die hard fan of AMC's The Walking Dead. I love to talk about zombies and the impending apocalypse. But it's so hard to find zombie fiction that doesn't fall flat or suffer from "same zombie s**t, different day." But when Belinda posted a bit of her novel on her website, I checked it out. And I was hooked. So I was more than happy to receive a complimentary copy, read it and do an honest review.

What happens when you inject zombie sperm...more
Matt Schiariti
Strandville: a quiet, rural town where everyone knows each other. A town where the people are friendly if not a little leery of strangers. At its heart lies the Nixon Clinic, the sole provider of the town's healthcare needs. But the clinic is not all it seems to be. Like the town itself, what seems to be calm and inviting on the outside is anything but on the inside. Women have been going missing for some time and the locals think the Nixon Clinic is at the heart of it. The remnants of shattered...more
Mallory Heart Reviews
CURE (Strandville Zombies) by Belinda Frisch
5 stars

I had bought this book a while back, but hadn’t yet read it; but yesterday the author posted the link to a Shelfari review on her blog, and when I read that review, I dropped everything to read “CURE.” Whoa, am I glad I did! Admittedly, for my own personal taste, I could have used a higher quantity of hospital/clinic/research/evil doctor and a little less Zombie-but that applies only to MY personal taste. In no way does it detract from the excel...more
Toni (My Book Addiction)
Review is also part of zOctober2013 on My Book Addiction with an awesome giveaway!

Cure comes out of the gate running with a gruesome glimpse into the twisted mind of Dr. Nixon and the underlying purpose of his research center. There is nothing slow moving about this book. The horror begins immediately and had me mesmerized — like watching a train wreck. I do mean that in the most flattering way possible! Frisch gives us a totally unique take on zombie fiction. It’s a fabulous design comprised of...more
I won this book in a giveaway, and would not have bought this for myself, as I'm not a horror (or zombie) fan. But, I put on my big girl panties and sucked it up, because I believe if you win a book, you need to do your best to read and review it. This book contains all the reasons I'm not a fan of the genre: blood, guts, angst, diabolical evil scientists, mutant viruses, backstabbing coworkers, and more plot layers than a bloomin onion. That being said, any fan of the horror genre will suck th...more
Dan Dillard
Ever wonder what it would be like to be trapped in a hospital with a mad scientist? Or if that mad scientist was doing human testing with zombie juice? Or what if that scientist (a doctor on paper) was impregnating women with undead babies out of some long-lost plan for a cure, all while being guarded by a psychopathic serial murderer?
Well, Belinda Frisch did, and it's all here in wicked detail. This book has some psychological heft to go along with its gore. There are many characters here...more
Dawn On-the-hill
Very good

Very good

I'm a zombie fan and it takes a lot to get this many stars from me for one. it deserves them and I hope there is a sequel!
I enjoyed reading this book because its storyline was original and fast paced like a zombie survival tale should be. The only complaint I have is that the ending feels rushed. If this is going to be a series then I think the author could have taken a little more time with it. (I'm referring to the last 2 or 3 chapters specifically.) Even if it was to be a one off (which I think would suit the story just fine) I think she could have given a little more effort there. Other than that there were lit...more
Really not my cuppa. I was looking for something different from the standard zombie apocalypse fare (you know, five people band together in search of loved ones, safety, and ammo stockpiles), and the premise seemed intriguing.

The author's writing style didn't click with me and I just couldn't connect with any of the characters. It felt to me like the characters were doing what they did because that's what characters in a zombie outbreak do, not because that's the reaction of Reid, the doctor, et...more
although I have mixed feelings about this book, it was certainly a fast read. I want expecting it to be so gruesome, but I managed.
Robin Blankenship
This is an amazingly well written thriller/zombie/medical drama. I was enthralled in this book and could not put it down. I have tried reading zombie fiction and so much of it is the same story. But this one is different and so much more. It is smart, clever, detail and rich in characters. It is a classic horror story. It was so descriptive it really felt like I was trapped there too. I really enjoyed this book and was stoked to see there is a sequel.I highly recommend this to any horror or zomb...more
I was hooked from the start.
I wish I could give this 4.5 stars instead of just 4. A fun roller coaster ride through a zombie infested hospital - if you are a fan of the genre you will really enjoy this book. Nicely developed characters, a strong female lead and plenty of gruesome details. My only complaint would be concerning the abrupt ending. Obviously since it's only book 1 in a series this is to be expected, but I wanted more, more, more. Guess I'll just have to be patient and wait for the next book.
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**Runner-Up Halloween Book Festival 2012 and optioned for film, “Cure”.
**Honorable Mention New York Book Festival 2014, “Better Left Buried”.
**Amazon Top 100 Medical Thriller, “Fatal Reaction”.

After fifteen years of working in healthcare, Belinda Frisch's stories can't help being medicine influenced. A writer of tales in the horror, mystery, and thriller genres, Belinda tells the stories she’d lik...more
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