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The Dead Circle (The Dead Circle, #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Something is terribly wrong in Detroit.

When Chris and Sarah bought an abandoned library to renovate and live in, they expected to be on the ground floor of the revival of Detroit. But unbeknownst to them, the city is about to fall. The devastation begins with a single woman who mysteriously tears off her clothing and starts walking the perimeter of an empty lot. Within m
Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published October 31st 2015
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Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've read many zombie books, but I've never read one quite like this!! It was amazing.

It starts with a meteor crashing into a lake. The water from that lake flows into a filtering plant where it ends up in Detroit. All it takes is one single drop, either ingested or on your skin. When one woman tears off her clothes and wakes the streets of Detroit naked, nobody realises it's the start of the end. One by one the people start to become unresponsive, get naked and walk in a circle. Everyone seems
Laura Thomas
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink.

Imagine it. We can survive a long time without food. But going more than a few days without water will kill us.

Something is wrong with the water. It’s turning people into mindless walkers. It only takes one drop. Then, they strip off their clothes and head to a central place in Detroit. Once there, they join a crowd of others, walking in a circle, limbs sporadically twitching, eyes rolled over white. No mind left, they walk in a circle, and more
McKenzie Allyshia
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Keith Varney had me hooked from the prologue — I knew immediately that The Dead Circle would be a book that I would have a hard time putting down. The only caution I would throw out there is that I definitely would not suggest this book for the faint of heart or younger readers! The descriptions paint a vivid and rather horrifying image in your mind, sparing absolutely nothing. A few parts of the book were a little more morbid than I expected, but it added to the book overall. I actually had to ...more
Janine Fried
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Icky, anxious fun.
John Podlaski
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a ride I had while reading Keith Varney's debut novel, "The Dead Circle". I am a native Detroiter and could relate as the author cited streets, buildings, the blight, mass exodus from the city, the vast emptiness of past neighborhoods as it all reverts back to nature, and other topics related to the city..

The story hooked me immediately within the first chapter; something weird was happening, first, people began parading along streets, oblivious to their surroundings, but seemingly on a mi
Megan | A Page to Turn
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombies, adult, dystopian
My rating: 4.5

I really enjoyed this little nugget of Zombie goodness... I only wish the action started a little sooner!!! It read like a movie script, which come to find out in my author interview, the story started out as a screen play! Knowing that made the jumps from past to future make way more sense! I really liked how developed these characters got even though this book was mostly about how they survive (or don't survive) their own apocolypse in Detroit! I also really liked that even som
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Keith Varney's "The Dead Circle" is that rare roller coaster thrill ride of a novel that truly delivers. An explosive setup, a rip-roaring story, and characters so real they practically pop off the page. Chris and Sarah, not to mention their ultra-cool library-becomes-a-house, are Varney's protagonists, and the pair do their utmost to survive in a world gone crazy with zombies. Or, to be more accurate, the city of Detroit gone crazy with white-eyed folks that SEEM like zombies. And the zombies t ...more
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Originally from small town Vermont, Keith Varney is an award-winning musical theater writer and actor. He has written Book, Music and Lyrics in various combinations for I GOT FIRED (Best American Musical – DIMF), ELWAY: THE MUSICAL, THE OTHER SEX, JOSHUA: THE MUSICAL, PIE EATER & SCOOBY DOOSICAL. He has also written songs for Submissions Only, Hot Mess in Manhattan, See You Lighter, My Mother is a ...more

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