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One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning

(Hater #4)

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  510 ratings  ·  104 reviews
Fifteen people are trapped on Skek, a barren island in the middle of the North Sea somewhere between the coasts of the UK and Denmark. Over the years this place has served many purposes a fishing settlement, a military outpost, a scientific base but one by one its inhabitants have abandoned its inhospitable shores. Today it s home to Hazleton Adventure Experiences, an extr ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 5th 2017 by St. Martin's Press
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Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
this book begins on page three. by page five, there is already a body count.

that’s what happens when haters are afoot.

and what are haters? haters are like superfast zombies

without the whole grubby ordeal of death and decomposition. but it’s not braaaaaaiiiins they crave, it’s paaaaaaiiiin. your pain. and, consumed by impulses they cannot control, they won’t stop inflicting pain until their victim is dead, and then it’s off to find something new to hurt. it’s a sudden-onset phenomenon - one min
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

David Moody’s One of Us Will be Dead by Morning might be the first zombie-style book I’ve ever read that doesn’t involve actual zombies. All the post-apocalyptic themes may be there along with the survival elements and violent carnage, but instead of the living dead we have the “Haters”—normally sane, rational and self-controlled people who suddenly and inexplicably turn into feral, vicious killers. It sounded like a fas
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, overdrive
A group of business colleagues and their guides are trapped on an island with an unknown killer or killers. Eventually they realize that the problem extends beyond their island. The author did a good job of building and maintaining suspense as the members of the group turn against each other while trying to survive. The plot took a turn that I was not expecting from its blurb. I'm not sure I would have selected the book if I had known about this aspect of the plot, but the book was well done and ...more
Brendan Cooney
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, favorites
Read on In The Sheets

This will be a spoiler-free review of a great book that was well worth the wait.

As a huge fan of the original Hater trilogy, I was beyond excited when David announced he was writing three new books that took place in the same universe, albeit from another perspective. I've been anticipating this book ever since and can now say with complete certainly, I was not let down or disappointed. It fully lived up to my expectations and has made me nostalgic for the original trilogy,
Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
When I saw that David Moody was working on more books in the Hater Series, I nearly peed my pants – not really, but I was exceptionally stoked. It has been a few years since I read Them or Us. This was the series that made me question: Can it be a zombie if it’s not dead? And, does it really matter how or why it happened or just what we do with it?

Now, let’s get down to some Hater business for anyone who hasn’t read anything in the series. Books one, two and three must be read in order. One of
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lady and Gents this was another solid read in the unique Universe of the Haters.

Maybe not so fierce and engaging like the others (for me, at least), mainly because of the isolated scenery, in the most of the book, but, still, with plenty of action to had.

And taking in consideration that for the next book we`re on "solid ground", definitely, now, there is a lot of potential for a second amazing book to be made.

So, fasten your seatbelts because you`re going on a rampage ride!

If you`re bored of the
Riley Ashby
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Through what I can only believe is just a strange coincidence, this is the second book I’ve read recently that deals with high-ranking members of a company going on a wilderness retreat that turns deadly on the last day. The first, Force of Nature , examined the relationships and motivations of successful corporate women; One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning struck me as more of a Lord of the Flies adaptation, with zombies.

The team is ready to go home after a frustrating weekend retreat
Horror Underground

In One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning, David Moody returns to his Hater trilogy set in a world where people turn into vengeful, violent murders whose only sustenance is snuffing out all existence. Although this is the fourth book in the series, it is a fresh start that takes the reader back to the beginning, making this a perfect jumping on point for readers that are new to the series. A little bit post-apocalyptic story with flashes of Garth Ennis’ Crossed
Ann Ellis
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning” is a continuation of the “Hater” series but it can be read as a stand alone. I do recommend that the whole series should be read in order to get the full horror effect, though it’s not necessary.

The story moves along at a fast pace, but slows to emphasize the distortion of time when people are tramped together and suspicious of each other. Another writing technique employed by Mr. Moody is the shifting of viewpoints from one person to another. This gives the f
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent entry in the Hater series about a group of people on an island for a work adventure week who become stranded and must fight to stay alive against the beginning wave of Haters. Gripping, bloody and full of tension, the story never lags and carries through to a brutal ending that more than implies the series will continue. Moody once again displays his top-notch writing skills here to powerful effect. Not for the feint of heart. Looking forward to the next one already. 4.5 stars. Highly ...more
Jenni Hurd
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book by moody I have read. I wonder how I missed these. I plan to read more of his now.

This introduced me to the Haters and I have lots of questions about them. How do they work together if they hate so much? Wouldn’t it be like rabies? Genetic? Viral? Must find the first book!
Jan 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: a-z-challenge
When I started this book I did not know it was part of a series. I was told this would stand alone. More a concurrent book to the first book in the series.
I did like this book but I am going to add the first series, Hater, to the top of my to-be-read list and see it answers a few questions.
I will try to remember to come back and up date this review.
The title is a bit of a misnomer because this is rather more like multiple people will be dead by page nine, but that's really what I want out of my apocalyptasmic books, isn't it? Super short on descriptions or deep characterization and dialog heavy with a tad too much emphasis on people asking, "Did you not hear me?" this is nonetheless very good at what it's meant to do for readers foolish enough to crack this after dark, which is build up unsettling atmospherics for a while and then deliver ...more
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
I wanted every character in this book to die. Most annoying group of people.
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was really good! I was expecting the writing to be a little better (my first David Moody book). However, it read easy and kept me entertained. The characters didn’t annoy me, which is always a plus.

There was something I can’t put my finger on as of why I can’t rate this a 5 star. I was never like “yes! I have time to read my book!” It was more like “wow, I have another 300 pages to go still??” So that’s why I’m giving it 4 stars. But it was almost a 5 for what it’s worth.
Jessica Bronder
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Skek Island is a barren island in the North Sea. There is no modern convenience and yet a mysterious past to the island. The story starts with fifteen working stiffs on a survival retreat. But when they are getting ready to return home, one of the team is found dead and it looks like she was pushed off the cliff. Then the ferry that is supposed to pick them up is discovered grounded on the shore with thirty adults and kids dead inside. There is no contact with the outside world and a limit amoun ...more
Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: september-2019
No spoilers, no description. I want you to go into this blind like I did and know that by page 5 the story already kicks it up to high gear. This one will freak you out and leave you hoping that a Hater will never actually exist. Enjoy!
Read N' Reviews
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
The first chapter had me wondering if I was going to like it at all. I thought it was going to be a book about a bunch of kids getting into trouble. I was wrong. The bodies start to drop right in the beginning and don't stop throughout the entire book. There were lots of different characters and I don't care for trying to remember who is who, but it didn't matter in this book, especially when people are dying off left and right. It's a modern day alternative to zombies as the "Haters" aren't act ...more
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my first Moody book, but I liked it! There were a lot of characters to keep track of, but thankfully the high body count took care of that problem. Bloody and brutal!
Amy Braun
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hoo boy... I'd forgotten how brutal these books were. But not how awesome! The latest book in the HATER series is packed with just as much drama, suspense, and gore that made the initial trilogy so shocking and wild to read. This time the stakes are raised when the characters find themselves trapped on an island. Literally one of the worst places you can be when every other person seems to have a mental breakdown and go completely homicidal. As with the previous trilogy, Moody does not shy away ...more
Shane Keene
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Upon a quick second read of this book, it had the effect of swaying my opinion in a more positive direction (thus the upgrade in the star rating) and I'll talk about that more extensively in my full review on HorrorTalk. Upon a second reading (maybe because I was already familiar with the final developments between characters) I didn't find myself near as disappointed by the minimal backstory of the characters and able to more thoroughly enjoy the book as a whole. It's an action-packed, jet fuel ...more
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-release, horror
Review from Tenacious Reader:

3.5/5 Stars

One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning is not a book for the squeamish! The body count rises at an astronimical rate, and details are not spared. I enjoyed it, and have to admit, parts were certainly unexpected, always a good thing. It takes place on a remote island that is currently home to an adventure group that does team building exercises.

The current group of coworkers on a retreat to the island find themselves trap
Craig DiLouie
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
With his Autumn and Hater series, British horror/thriller author David Moody reinvented the zombie. With One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning (St. Martin’s Press), he reinvents his Hater series. This book should be read as a prequel or sidequel to the series, making it worthwhile both for series fans and those looking for a standalone read with series potential.

Hater was originally self-published back in the days when eBooks were predominantly PDF files. After Guillermo Del Toro optioned it for fil
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
More like 4.5 stars. This grips you from the very beginning. Not very spoilerish to say that the first blood is drawn after a few pages and a massive body count by the following pages in that chapter. I'm definitely keen to read the rest of the Hater books as a result of this. There are wonderful shocks in this and the action shifts organically once a scenario is fully explored. Moody is a great writer and writes realistically about a less than realistic situation.
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Moody's Hater series. This book, set in the initial days of the Hater outbreak is the absolute best in my opinion. Set on a remote island where a group of people are on a corporate "team-building" weekend - it is wildly claustrophobic and so scary. Aside from a break to watch the Super Bowl, I read it in one sitting. Just couldn't put it down.
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having read the Hater trilogy multiple times over the years I was really looking forward to reading this one, especially since this time the perspective is with the other side. I was not disappointed. I knew what to expect having read the other books but there were still plenty of surprises. If I have nightmares tonight then all I can say is thank you Mr Moody, job well done!
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Deducted one star because calling the murderers “Haters” made me want to rip my hair out. Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Rachel Bea
I never read any of the other Haters series books. Based on the reviews I saw on goodreads, it is not necessary to have read the trilogy before reading this one. But I just wanted to mention that it is part of a series, in a way.

I'm torn on my rating. It's more like a 2.5 to me. I didn't hate the book but I didn't love it, either. The book got more interesting as the characters died out, sorry to say. This is mostly because the dialogue was clunky and unrealistic. It read, to me, like a B horror
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, horror
I got this from the library, having read the synopsis hastily. I don't think I would have bothered to read it if I'd realized it was in the Haters universe, since scanning the first book in that series didn't grab me. Like any book involving a zombie apocalypse or similar contagion, much depends on the characters. If this had been a group of island-bound people comprised of diverse personalities and reactions, it could have been interesting. It was, instead, a group of barely distinguishable sel ...more
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okayyyy. Well, I did not hear anything more about this book than it was the latest in the Hater series. I loved that series so I got it. It is all new characters, new site-same situation. I felt like-why? This is nothing really new. So while I enjoy his writing, I wasn't sure why this book was written-would have given it a 3. Kind of angry, actually, that I spent a lot of money on the book and it was basically a stand alone-no carryover from the previous 3. Then after I read it, I found out he i ...more
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