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Last Woman

(Last Woman #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,219 ratings  ·  109 reviews
After emerging from a coma, Faye Wills opens her eyes to complete darkness and the feeling of being trapped. Soon she discovers she is in no less than a nightmare world and awakens in the worst place imaginable. She is one of thousands of bodies in a makeshift mass grave that was once a football stadium.

Left for dead.

There are no signs of life and the only sound she hea
Kindle Edition, 186 pages
Published March 29th 2014
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Willow Brooks
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This two book series was really good to me. I almost got upset because the heroine kept getting on my nerves but the author wanted that to happen. I'm so glad I waited to read book two before rating book one because I got it after a minute. The author had to place emphasis on the heroines negative characteristic in order to highlight her growth as a woman who lost much and almost drowned in her grief to what she became after it was all said and done. Loved the Hero.

Squeaky clean story for all y
Apr 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-i-hated, sci-fi
This is a story which really starts off pretty strong. Faye awakes from a coma to find herself in a real life nightmare. Whilst she has been “absent” the world’s population has been decimated by a flu type virus and she actually wakes up in a football stadium crammed with decaying corpses. I was intrigued as to what would happen next, Was she the only person left alive? If not, who would she meet and would they be good or bad? Why did this happen?

Not a bad storyline at all really, but the book i
Randy Harmelink
I liked the story, but the main character was a bit hard to take and I found the writing a little bit of a chore to read. I kept noticing I was reading a story instead of being immersed within it.
Valerie Doersen
Jun 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Thank god this is short. Good premise, painful writing.
Jun 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Three stars mean I liked it. I liked the story very much. It left me wanting more of their adventure and more details. The ending was good and it could have a great sequel. The first chapter was very graphic with vivid descriptions of the bodies in various states of decay and I couldn't put it down. I do hope there is a sequel and I hope it has a proofreader this time. The typos were plentiful. I heartily recommend this if you like end of the world, survival, world gone to hell in a handbasket s ...more
Mary Ellen Coblentz
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really hope there is more!!!!

I really hope there is more!!!!

Love this genre. Could actually feel Faye's pain and depression; but was routing for her to see what could be...and she did.. I sure hope there is a sequel. When the book ended, I thought I was missing some pages.... please let there be a sequel....
Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was iffy at first when I was recommended this book. I read some of the reviews and they weren't great, and I was worried about being disappointed.

After reading the book, I can honestly say I don't understand the negativity it has received. I found it very engaging and it presented characters that I found very relatable! I am looking forward to the sequel!
Deb Randolph
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a surprise!

What a surprise!

I really didn't expect this book to be a great read but I found out it was one of those books you don't want to put down. I love the end of the world as we know it type books and this book was a fresh look at this scenario. I really hope this author has more coming soon and I look forward to reading her other books.
Lisa Gemmell
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great Book, scary but good. It's not a horror book, but when everyone is riped out over a virus and you are all alone, it becomes scary. The whole thing will leave the hairs on your back of the neck sticking up while reading it.
*Suzy (ereaderuser)*
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 for me.
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
Well well well

I guess I'll mosey on over to buy the second book!! She really knows how to keep you coming back!
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I don't want to write much about this book, not because it doesn't deserve it (it most certainly does) but because I wouldn't do it justice.
All I can tell you is that this book "almost" made me cry, and I do not cry easily (I can't even remember the last time it happened). This is one deeply emotional story, less about the apocalypse and more about life itself, about strength, weakness, hitting rock bottom, and that fundamental thing that is being human. This story is so human... You have to rea
Freda Witt
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
After losing her family in a car wreck, she didn't want to go on. Drinking to numb herself, she was taken to a hospital. They thought she was dead. People had been dying from a flu like virus, so many there wasn't time to bury them, so they were just dumped in a pile. That is where she woke up. She was trying g to make it back home, when she heard a voice calling her, from jail. She found him, released him, and together they completed the journey to her house. They are out looking for food when ...more
Keather Thompson
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Faye wakes from a coma in the dark. She's in a stadium full of dead bodies. She's weak and dehydrated but she makes her way into a barren world. While in a comatose state, the world was besieged by an epidemic. During her journey to get home she saves a man locked in jail. Dodge and Faye head to her house and gather supplies from her neighborhood.

This book was so good I didn't want it to end. The characters have flaws like we all do. I couldn't help but wonder what I would do in their situation.
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. Got it free from one of those sites that send you daily emails listing free/bargain books. Rarely have I enjoyed a book so much from those emails as I did this one. It grabbed me immediately and I read it quickly. (It's a short book anyway, under 300 pgs, which I like.)
The (few ;-) characters were well drawn and the writing style was engaging. Loved the story and just wanted to keep going to see where it led. It makes you wonder what you would do in such a situation. I
Kathy Thomason
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New take on the apocalypse

Starting with the horror of being mistaken for dead, Faye starts as a fairly weak seeming character, but as we see more glimpses into her life we realize what a strong person she is, even if she doesn't believe it. As much as a post apocalyptic story, it is also the story of personal growth the characters go through. I look forward to going on the rest of their journey with them.
A promising start and a good premise, but a weak end.

An interesting approach to the apocalypse genre. Unfortunately The Last Woman spent too much time waiting and blindly following one of the men she encountered. There were too many coincidences as well. I am curious about the sequel, but I would have greatly preferred this to be a standalone story. My one hope is that the author will take the opportunity that book two presents to have a truly strong female lead.
Melissa Martin
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Flu wipes out Civilization...or Does it

I usually dont read post apocalyptic stories but this was different. Bodies thought to be dead, survive from the horrors around them. Why did they survive. A women wanting nothing more then to mourned her family and die herself discovers life. The main characture annoys me she is very negative but there is balance with the other charactures. This is part 1 of a series. The ending leaves lots of room for a continuation.
Barbara "Cookie" Serfaty Williams
The Last Woman

The story of Faye Wills and Dodge Cash. Faye wake up in a pile of corpses and now she has to find other people. Walking around she find Dodge and then they find two young boys. Now they hear on the CB that a survival camp in Kentucky. Will it be a save place for them? Great story.
Feb 14, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not an enjoyable read

I hesitate to leave a negative review, and rarely do so... But I can't seem to get around it this time. If you enjoy reading adult post apoc books, let me save you some time - this one probably isn't for you. The lead character is whiney, contrary, annoying and naive. The writing style is very juvenile and there is nothing to be learned here.
Feb 08, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

This started out as a great story. I thought that I had found a winner in Ms Druga. Then at 86% thru the book the profanity started. Such a discouraging example of a writers lack of imagination to have to resort to profanity to express yourself. The book ended at 86% for me.
Sandra O'Hara
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not a bad story

I liked the plot. The descriptions were very imaginative. Found Faye hard to like because she was, in my opinion, wallowing and needed a good shake. I can understand why Dodge got frustrated with her which means the author had good character development. I look forward to the next book.
Wendy Plumacher
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read it in one day

I just could not put this book down. Parts were sad, and I shed a few tears. But I really enjoyed this book. I really didn't like the main character too much, but if course she had gone through hell and was not making the right choices at times. Good ending, but I wanted more.
Pam Shelton-Anderson
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot. As with other books she has written, this author has a great capacity for putting you in the main character's point of view. The only reason that I could not give this a 5 star was there were enough spelling and grammar errors and a few other inconsistencies (like the radio call sign) that I felt a good editor would help. I very much look forward to Book 2.
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is It Over?

Waking in the dark with something on her she must struggle to get out of this horror. What has happened? Where is everyone? Even as the world seems to be ending here are some right shinning moments. Don't know how but she made a apocalypse story with very heart rendering moments!
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced

A little disconcerting since as I was reading the story it seemed to be taking place in Pittsburgh. A town I grew up in 65 years ago.
Tightly written and an interesting story line.
Let hope that she not really the last Woman
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book has a good premise and starts out strong, but steadily goes downhill from there. It just seemed to lack ..depth maybe? And, why are so many women that are main characters in books have to be drunks? This book was short and I’m ready to move onto something better.
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this apocalypse book

You see an evolution of the main character that had me rooting for her until the end. Great plot and if there is more in this series I will read the next book.
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gruesome beginning that is spellbinding

I’m thinking this book captured my curiosity from page 1 onwards. A well written story about finding inner strength and resolve to move forward into a new and difficult future.
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