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(Deadlocked #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  876 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Part two of this series picks up immediately after the end of the first. David's wife, Laura, is forced to take over the protection of their family as the boat travels out into Hailey Bay, away from the zombies. However, the boat's pilot plans to dock back in the overrun city to rescue his own family, which will put Laura's in jeopardy.

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Kindle Edition, 77 pages
Published December 20th 2011 (first published December 9th 2011)
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May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Interestingly enough, I was only asked to review the first book in the Deadlocked series. But it was so short (they're all novellas) and so good, that I had to read the rest!
Deadlocked starts off as your average zombie apocolypse story - although you learn pretty early on that the virus may have been may have been brought on intentionally as an act of bio-terrorism. I found the mystery to be exciting and thrilling - especially considering I could totally see see this happening in our world
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As with the first one, I Could not put this book down! I'm a huge Walking Dead fan and just post apocalyptic books in general and these do not disappoint!!
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*Squeals* OMG!!! AHH!! I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! Ahem.. now that I've sorta calmed myself, we can discuss the book. All I have to say is... read this series. If you love zombies, you'll love this. The images that A.R. Wise creates in my mind are shocking, horrifying and just unbelievably amazing!! One of the best authors for a zombie series I've ever read. I can't stop thinking back on what happened in the book and saying, "Oh my god!"
Rin McKenzie
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ebony Irby
Dec 07, 2018 rated it liked it
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Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
I kept this book in reserve in case I needed to read something short. I liked the first one for its unconventional ending and thought I would be equally surprised in the sequel.

But it was very clear in this book that the writing is really sub par. Nothing about the plot or the climax (if you could call it that) or anything was impressive enough to overwrite the terrible dialogue and inconsistent characterization (I did not buy Laura's sudden bad girl attitude - I understand zombie apocalypse
Donald Neville jr.
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Picks up right at the end of the first story and the suspense continues to build and build. Following these very well written characters you begin to feel for them. Each obstacle they face leaves you questioning what you would do or if you could do what they did. I honestly cannot wait to get book 3 and continue this series.
Michael Young
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent series. I have been reading zombie literature and post-apocalyptic fiction for an embarrassingly long time now and Mr. Wise's series is one of the top ten for me. To go into more detail I would reveal spoilers so I will shut up. At any rate, if you are on the fence with this series I obviously recommend it.
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an fun, interesting continuation of a zombie story. I love how the story changed perspective in this novella (it sort of had to), but you don`t loose your interest at all. I`m excited to read the next one. ...more
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Read this fairly short book on holiday. It's easy reading and ok, I will read the rest in the series.
I read the author's note on each book. It is great to get the behind the scenes perspective on the story.

I have my own emotional reaction which is....I like it enough to want to continue learning about the fate of each character. My thoughts and perspective on this series is there is a lot of planning that went into the storyline. The writing is very lean. A lot of "she said" for describing the dialog. I was always told never to use that word, but I'm not taking away any points in my opinion on
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Guys…seriously…intense zombie-ness! Book 1 follows David as the main character in his attempt to find his wife and daughter in the beginning of a very new zombie outbreak. We meet up with Laura and the girls, Kim and Annie, at the end of book 1. That installment ends with David’s ultimate sacrifice for his family. Picking up with book 2, we switch to Laura’s point of view as she watches her husband's sacrifice and realizes that she too is willing to do anything for her girls.

Laura’s story is
After the shocking end of book one which I loved, we pick up from where we left off. So if you haven't read the first Deadlocked book and plan to at some point, it would be a good idea not to read on with this review as I'm going to talk about the end of that book which is the start of this one!

Laura becomes the narrator of the book after the death of her husband David, who died with Billy's father to allow them time to escape in their boat. Now Billy aims to look after Laura and her daughters
Oct 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
....God dammit. I bought this book two hours ago and I'm done. If I liked the first book then I loved the second one. This goes on my favorite shelf. Hands down. It was great. Amazing. I'm literally a bit lost for words as I am a bit sleep deprived and sitting here staring at my kindle like, "WOW. That really just happened."

This story pick up where the first left off, shifting to the perspective of Laura, David's wife. In the story, she struggles to try and protect her two little girls within
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am not sure how many times I can say that I love A.R. Wise, and I love this series. Each book has left me breathless, and wanting to know what happens next. Deadlocked 2, starts off right where Deadlocked leaves off.

We follow Laura, in her journey as she is still grieving the loss of her husband, David. We see that in the beginning she is a timid scared woman. But she quickly realizes that her daughters survival and her own depends on souly her. She steps up her game, and becomes a Mama Bear.
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombie
As soon as I finished the first Deadlocked novella I immediately went and bought the next 3 in the series, and book 5 as soon as it was available. I love a good, hardcore zombie tale, and this is a series that definitely hasn't disappointed me so far.

After the first novella in which David witnesses the beginning of the zombie outbreak and goes through every terror imaginable to resuce his wife and young daughters, the perspective shifts to that of his wife, Laura. As she fights to protect her
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Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Deadlocked 2 starts right where Deadlocked left off. David's wife, Laura is in momma bear mode and is doing what she has to do to protect her children and the things she does are off the charts. I am surprised by the lengths Laura will go to stay alive. She is a real fighter is putting it lightly

I loved the first book and this was even better than the first. It is a great story unto itself but it also adds to the over all story arc created by Wise in this four part series. I have the third part
Sep 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Um, can you say DISGUSTING? This book had me getting a bit queasy at times. Blech! True zombie horror to the max! What I loved about this book aside from the horror factor, was the extreme protectiveness of a mother to do whatever it takes to protect her children. Even when that means putting herself in danger. That's real life and the author captured the essence of that aspect of motherhood very well in this story.

You want blood and guts and flesh eating? This book has it! You want a story
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
This second story starts right after the first tale. In this tale we follow Laura, David's wife, as she struggles - first to see her husband being eaten alive and second - to safe their two children with the help of Billy.

This tale follows the same directness of the first. Everything moves fast and there is no pause to take a deep breath.

As they travel through the river, with plenty of supplies stolen from a school they meet several people. Again the same thing as before. Not everyone is a nice
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
My full Deadlocked 2 audiobook review can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

Like I said earlier Deadlocked 2 picks up, without missing beat, immediately after the first book but from David's wife Laura's perspective. The zombie apocalypse continues to allow the crazy's to come out of the wood work, not sure how they manage but they do. Now it is up to Laura to keep the family together. She's powered by adrenaline, grief, Oxycontin and the fundamental instinct to protect her children. Wise believes
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I was given a copy of Deadlocked from the author for a review.

The second book in this series starts off right where the first one ended. Only this time the mother Laura is the one fighting for her daughters lives. Laura is a very strong person mentally and physically. She fights the dead as well as the living to keep her family safe. She is one tough woman with all that she has to endure to protect her daughters. Talk about motherly love
Sep 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
First paragraph: They ate my husband as I watched.

3 1/2 upped to 4 stars.

Deadlocked 2 continues the story of a major city caught up in a zombie outbreak, and one family's attempt at survival. As one can tell from the opening line, David Dad from the first story didn't make it. Now it's up to Mom, again told in first-person perspective, to get her two young daughters to safety.

This is great, gory, visceral zombie action. No one is safe, not even the cute little kids or the puppy dog. The author
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Today's review is on Deadlocked 2 by Aaron Wise

Just as the first book in this series; Deadlocked, Wise is able to maintain the fast paced action and keep the reader interested and invested in the lives of Laura, her children, and Billy. But staying with Billy may put her and her children's lives in more danger than she bargained for.

When Laura finds that her youngest daughter is infected with the tainted food, she must leave both children alone so that she can search for the "cure". Like her
Oct 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book was such a disappointment. Honestly, it was a massive let down after the first book. The language in the first book was very basic, but the character was well rounded and the pace kept you hooked. I devoured it on a train ride home after work. The next day, I picked up where Deadlocked finished and started Deadlocked 2.

*minor spoilers*
The main character is not nearly as well formed. Her emotions swing wildly and then she says she's having her menstrual cycle. It's as if the author
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I came in to this expecting a decent enough story, having read the first, and was very pleased to find that there was much more to the second instalment in this series of zombie novellas.

The pace continues to move swiftly, with enough down time to catch your breath, but not enough to ever feel quite safe - and it is written pretty convincingly too. There is also a first for me in this book - not an easy thing to come across when you have read and watched as many zombie books and movies as I have
Caridad cruz
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
i give this book a 4 star because it contained wonderfully disgusting, gruesome parts, what i didn't like about this book was that the main character went through too much nonsense, sharks were involved, anyway and she survived it, that blew it for me, i will not be getting book 3 because of this. i read book 1 and gave it 5 stars, this one would of been a five star if the character would not gone through half of the BS that she went through!! its an easy read, and i read it in one day thinking ...more
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hands down the best zombie series I have ever read. The Deadlock series 1-4 possessed every thing that I like in a zombie story.

Strong characterization - check
Fast paced with non stop action - check
Great story - check
Massive Conspiracy - check
Zombie Gore - Check

But most of all, this was very well written. The best complement I can give to the author is that I was so deeply moved that I shed a tear at the end of book 1. Kudos to you A.R. Wise. I've never heard of you before, but now I'm a
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really good little novel written in parts like the old pulp fiction. I enjoy this series very much, even though the genre is saturated right now. The author tries to stay way from the cliches and simple plot devices. He actually attempts to make his world plausible and the characters behave in reasonable ways, if unexpected at times. Can't wait to finish the series and answer the questions that have been adding up since the first book!
May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombie-lover
Ok absolutely loved the second installment of this series. I also loved how the book started right where the first ended. I loved how the author put it from the mom's point of view. Being a mom myself I really truely felt like I was fighting for my own life. The author did a great job of making you feel everything the main character was feeling. It was a great, gory, wonderfully written book. I highly recommend this book.
Jul 05, 2012 rated it liked it
This picks up right where the 1st book left off and the beginning truly heartbreaking.

This story takes you through a lot of different emotions, which says a lot because it's not very long. It scared me, it made me laugh, it made me mad, and it made me want to fight.

It is a zombie story, true, but it's also about a mother doing everything she can to protect her babies.

I will read the next book in the series.
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